The Gladstone Men’s Shed is a place that offers the choice and freedom for men to socialise, participate and contribute to the local community while keeping active and growing or maintaining their skills. The positive health and well-being outcomes from the provision of opportunities like this are now well documented.
What is a Men’s Shed
A place for men to contribute to their local community
A place for men to share their knowledge, experience and skills
A place for men to interact with other men and grow in confidence and self esteem
A place for men to foster and develop friendships and common interests
A place to work on projects of your own or to help with community needs
A place for a cuppa and a chat
Aims of the Men’s Shed
To contribute to the community as the members see fit
To improve men’s physical and emotional well-being
To provide a safe, welcoming and creative environment for men to meet and pursue common interests
To offer opportunities for men to share, learn, improve or expand their personal skills
Who are Men’s Sheds for?
Males of all ages, cultures and abilities, including retirees, working men, students, unemployed and under-employed.
How Can I Get Involved?
Become a member, annual membership fee is currently $40
Members welcome to work on projects, ours or yours, no skills are required
Support the Men’s Shed by becoming one of our Community Partners
What Are The Projects?
Our Shed has a good range of woodworking and metal-working equipment
We are building a CNC Router and encourage the artistic skills to use it
Our Coordinators allocate work each day and will guide you with our fellow members
We often work on items for the early childhood centres or other community needs
What We Don’t Do?
We do not compete against commercial businesses for repairs or general services
We are not an alternative for the public to source professional tradesmen or craftsmen
The Men’s Shed is not a welfare centre, nor is it a alternative or service providor for the appropriate health, medical or NDIS professionals.