HEALTH + WELLBEING
The Positive Health and Social Impact of Men’s Sheds
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In 2013, research was undertaken by UltraFleet on behalf of the Australian Men’s Sheds Association and beyond blue, the national depression initiative of Australia.
The research sought to evaluate the impact on the lives of Shed members, by identifying, through qualitative and quantitative means to what degree Men’s Sheds:
Findings included that Men’s Sheds are ideally placed to serve as a primary health initiative; that awareness of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety is improved through Shed membership; and that there are clear health benefits from being associated with a Shed.
The reports and summaries have been made available here:
The Men’s Shed model has also been picked up in Ireland, and both the Irish and Australian Men’s Sheds movements have been featured in the US online magazine Shareable.