About our shed
Redcliffe Community Men's Shed aims to make a difference to men's health and well-being through fellowship and worthwhile activity.
- a meeting place for men to interact socially;
- opportunities for men to use their skills and to learn new skills;
- opportunities for mateship;
- activities to foster men's health and well-being.
- worthwhile activities & projects for men to assist our community, to assist
others in need
Men's interests and needs drive our Shed.
Individual and group activities make use of the Shed facilities and equipment.
A newly constructed workshop funded by Rotary Club of Redcliffe City (& supplemented by a Commonwealth Grant) provides ample space and equipment for skill development, woodworking and metal working projects.
Another building on-site leased from Moreton Bay Regional Council provides a Recreational Area containing a fully equipped kitchen, bar, library, computer terminals, games room and office.
In addition to the workshop activities include:
* Chatting over Smoko (often includes pies, pasties and scones)
* Playing Cards
* Reading in the library
* Internet Access
* Cooking classes (sometimes)
* Men's Health information
* Computer controlled laser cutting
Find another shed in your area
— "I've found a great group of mates"
Mateship is an important pillar of every Men’s Shed – first and foremost the shed is a place for men to knock about with a group of like-minded mates.
— “I give back to the community”
Men’s Sheds are vital community investments delivering programmes and activities that foster community spirit and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia.
Health & Wellbeing
— “My health and wellbeing is better because I'm a Shedder”
Many shedders experience improved mental health outcomes. Men (and women) involved at their local Shed report increased self-esteem through participation and learning new skills; de-stigmatisation of experiencing mental health and de-stigmatisation of prevalent social issues related to mental health.
The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the national service provider supporting more than 1,200 Men’s, Women’s and Community Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male-based community development organisations.
AMSA was established in 2007 by a collection of Australian independent community-based Men’s Sheds to represent, support and promote the Men’s Shed movement. It was founded on the principle of sharing information between sheds and those communities wishing to establish and operate a Men’s Shed. It acts as a central hub for information exchange.
Facts & Figures
Men’s Sheds across Australia (that's more Men's Sheds than Macca's restaurants!)
More than 2,500 Men's Sheds operate in 12 countries
The first Men's Shed was established in 1993 (Goolwa, South Australia)
More than 50,000 Australian men participate in Men's Sheds