The Bunbury Mens’ Shed is designed to provide a place for social interaction; a place where members feel comfortable about talking about the matters of common interest – it might be men’s health issues, retirement, travel, projects they wish to complete. It is a place that offers new friendships and a variety of knowledge and experiences. You do not need to have a hankering to undertake projects to join us. Many sheds around Australia have members who are more interested in participating in a general sense rather than learning any new skill.
Situated at 1 Parade Road in the Community Service complex next door to St John Ambulance. We are open five days a week from 8.30 to when everyone leaves. Usually around 4.30. Closed weekends.
We have regular meetings at which we invite a guest speaker to present topics of relevance to men.
We foster projects to raise funds for the Shed and help members to complete their own projects in woodworking, metalworking or computers.
We have a well-equipped woodworking shop, metalworking shop, welding shed, spray-paint booth, computer facilities for training, meeting room.
Currently establishing a garden, memorial area and vege garden.
Bunbury Mens Shed Aims:
- To address the issues of men’s health (physical, emotional, social and spiritual well being
- To engage men of all ages,
- To support the social interaction of men in transitional periods (eg. Redundancy, Bereavement, retirement, Ill Health, Relocation, Divorce, Respite Care) in a non-exclusive, non-judgemental way.
- To share, disseminate and preserve the skills, abilities and interests that are relevant to the community.
Intended Achievements through Bunbury Men’s Shed
- Utilising skills that may have been hidden or unused
- Construction for community projects that may have been unaffordable
- Address problems of older men
- A drop in centre for men of any age
- Assist community groups with their projects
Management of Bunbury Mens Shed
- The Shed is run by a committee of management drawn from members.
- The men actually run the shed. They decide what to do, when to do it and at what pace they do it.