The last few months have been like no other as we have all had to deal with COVID-19. Whilst Men’s Sheds are still closed, the Australian Men’s Shed Association has begun looking towards the role of Men’s Sheds beyond this health and economic crisis.
Following the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic we can all ask ourselves: what do Men’s Sheds look like in a “post COVID-19” world?
This question I personally put to you, the Men’s Shed community, for discussion and ideas.
With anticipated higher unemployment I believe there will be increased demand for participation in Men’s Sheds. And there will be a number of new opportunities for Sheds to increase membership and attract younger men.
There will be a greater need for activities that will socially engage men, and possibilities for training and educational programs.
There will also be new opportunities for Sheds to strengthen their community links and partnerships with external organisations.
However, as with all opportunities, there also comes risks and threats but these can be overcome if we accept change and plan our way forward effectively.
What are your opinions and ideas on how Men’s Sheds can overcome the obstacles and shine in adapting to a post COVID-19 world?