Men's shed activities are often similare to those of garden seds, except Men's Sheds are a space to enjoy these activities together. They are a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, practice skills, enjoy making and mending, help reduce loneliness and have fun!
Men's Sheds are kitted out community spaces where men can enjoy practical hobbies. They're about making friends, learning and sharing skills. Many folks come just for the tea and banter - everyone is welcome! Find out more from the Men's Shed Association
For a long time, research has show the negative impact of loneliness and isolation on a person's mental health and wellbeing. Men typically find it more difficult to build social connections than women, and unlike women of a similar age, less older men have networks of friends, and rarely share personal concerns about health and personal worries. Sheds allow men to deal with mental health challenges more easily and remain independent. Shed's rebuild community, and in many cases, they save men's lives.
No! Many of the men who attend are retired but you don't have to be. This is because life after employment can be difficult and men often feel they have lost a sense of purpose and place in the world leading to feelings of loneliness and isolation. Men's sheds offer a vital community space to promote and facilitate conversations about men's mental health.
Yes! All genders are welcome at our men's shed Most men's sheds exist for the benefit they bring to men's mental health and wellbeing as they facilitate conversations about subjects men may find it difficult to open up about. This being said, Mayfield's men's shed celebrates and encourages diversity so all are welcome!
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