About our shed
Here at Willo's Men's Shed, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. we have been determined to make an impact in the lives of men from the towm of Gawler and surrounding areas by creating an environment in a safe and relaxed way.
The core of our efforts is to bring together men for fresh ideas and a passion to the range of activities we’re involved in by developing new skills and passing on new skills. this is through woodworking, metalwork, music, events (Gawler show, Xmas Dinner, BBQ's and helping the community), health information sessions(eg:prostate cancer first aid, mental health, mentoring each other.
Willo's Men's Shed is a community-based organisation with the following objectives:
To promote men's health and well being.
To provide a meeting place to gather and interact with like-minded individuals.
to provide a safe environment for non-commercial based projects.
To provide an area for various recreational activities.
To conduct community-based non-profit work.
To support and cooperate with other associations.
To provide a workshop with metal and woodworking equipment to enable members to manufacture their own projects.
Provide a Social Inclusion program.
Program for Neuro Diverse lads.
To value the cultural diversity of its members.
- Metal Work
- Recliner Club
- Music Group
- Computer Training
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— "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