A Men’s Shed is a bit like a shed at the end of a garden. Some of the activities are the same, but the space is often bigger and for the benefit of a community of local men.
When men come together to connect, converse and create, they stay healthier for longer, both mentally and physically.
Community First Yorkshire works in partnership with local organisations to support the development of a number of Men’s Sheds across the region.
Invariably Men’s Shed activities involve making, mending or repairing things e.g. bikes, cars, woodworking, engineering, boat renovation etc. Similarly reclamation, reuse and restoration all feature strongly (some say this is true for the men too!).
There are many ways to get involved with Men’s Sheds. It may be that you want to join as a member or volunteer at your local Shed. You may be thinking about setting up your own Men’s Shed.
Andy Ryland, Development Officer at Community First Yorkshire, has helped to set up Men’s Sheds in Yorkshire. He can answer your questions e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: 01904 704 177.
Photo produced with kind permission from the Huddersfield Examiner.