What Shedders say
To be able to come to the shed and work and help others gives me a great deal of satisfaction. I feel a sense of worth and love the way all the men work together.
I dropped in this morning and found myself with a cup of tea in mid-meeting with Robert, Terry, Brian, Bernard and the rest. Felt lovely. Brilliant venture – like manna from heaven. I really had given up on finding a place like Men’s Shed.
The Shed lifted my life. Finding the Shed came at a good time, I was low.
Fixing, making and re-using materials has given me the motivation to improve my rented home. It improved my mental state and it gave me hope.
What is a Men’s Shed?
A Men's Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy. A Men's Shed offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure where men come together to work.