The following is about an article posted by http://menssheds.ca on January 23, 2019, For the full article, click here.
The UK Men's Sheds Association released the results of their massive survey, identifying the benefits of Men's Sheds: increased community participation and reduced anxiety and depression. You can read their reportfor more details.
The Men's Shed movement aims to create a healthy environment for all men but especially for those who are underemployed or no longer employed, to build new relationships, while combating social isolation and depression, by providing a safe space for men to connect.
Men's Sheds help men to come together, continue to be involved and productive while contributing to the community—all of which are keys to good overall health.
Men's Sheds also helps men share their skills or learn new ones. Men's Sheds value the role of males at different stages of their lives.
The young can learn and benefit from the mentorship of those more experienced.
Good health is based on many factors, including feeling good about yourself, being productive and valuable to your community, staying connected to friends, and maintaining an active body and mind.
The Men's Shed is one of the most powerful tools we have in addressing health and wellbeing- it is an obvious solution to overcome difficulties in reaching males and provide men friendly information and services in settings which are frequented by males.
Becoming a member of a Men's Shed gives a man that safe and busy environment where he can find many of these things in an atmosphere of old-fashioned friendship. And, importantly, there is no pressure. Men can just come and "have a yarn and a cuppa" if that is all they are looking for.
"Men's Sheds are not just fixing furniture and building toys, they are helping men and building communities."