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Men's Shed


The modern Men’s Shed is an updated version of the shed in the backyard that has long been a part of Australian culture. Men’s Sheds are springing up all around Australia. If you looked inside one you might see a number of men restoring furniture, perhaps restoring bicycles for a local school or making a kids cubby house for Camp Quality to raffle. You might also see a few young men working with the older men learning new skills and maybe also learning something about life from the men they work with. You will see tea-bags, coffee cups and a comfortable area where men can sit and talk. You will probably also see an area where men can learn to cook for themselves or they can learn how to contact their families by computer.

Unlike women, most men are reluctant to talk about their emotions and that means that they usually don’t ask for help. Probably because of this many men are less healthy than women, they drink more, take more risks and they suffer more from isolation, loneliness and depression. Good health, particularly mental and emotional health, is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive and valuable to your community, connecting to friends and maintaining an active body and an active mind. Becoming a member of a Men’s Shed provides that safe and busy environment where men can find many of these things.

The Mosman Park Community Men’s Shed is no different to this, it consists of a group of enthusiastic men from all walks of life who come together to enjoy the company of other men, share their jokes, joys and upsets. BenTech has established its office and laboratory in the MPCMS because of this congenial atmosphere, the availability of machinery and the voluntary assistance that the members of the Shed are always offering.