About our shed
YP Leisure Options or YPLO is a community support service providing NDIS funded support to people living with a disability and Community Home Support funded support to people who are over 65 years who benefit from support to remain independent.
Our MAGS shed has developed into a Wood Shed for people with skills to mentor people living with disabilities to learn the basics of woodwork.
The Wood Shed team find projects and are asked to take part in various projects.
In 2022, the Wood Shed team made a short film about how the team work safely together. The film was submitted to Safework SA and took the top prize in the state.
Previously we worked with Willo Industries and sanded cricket bats for artists around Australia. One of our cricket bats, completed by local SA artists June Faulkner, is now hanging in Australia House in London!
We love working with our community and showcasing the skills that our team have!
We are looking for mentors who can share their skills with people living with disabilities so they can learn new skills.
We have volunteers and support persons in the shed assisting with our members.
We work on projects that we can sell to the wider community to raise funds for materials for future projects as well as fundraise to update tools and equipment.
BYO your own project or work with our members to complete group projects.
We have funding to support people over 65 years and are isolated with transport.
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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