The Kalamunda Men’s Shed has received a federal government grant to promote and support men’s health and wellbeing in Hasluck.
This grant is part of $400,000 in national funding which will be distributed to 93 community Men’s Sheds across Australia.
The Federal Member for Hasluck, Ken Wyatt AM MP, said the Men’s Shed programme is going from strength to strength.
“Men’s Sheds are a popular way for men to connect with their community—whether it’s through a building project, a first aid workshop or a transition to retirement seminar— that’s why I encourage our local blokes in Hasluck to give a shed a go,” Mr Wyatt said.
According the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) physical health, financial and family stresses can all impact men’s mental health, that’s why it is important to stay in contact with people who are going through a stressful time.
“Our community is benefiting from the projects undertaken in the sheds and family ties are becoming stronger with happier and healthier men. This is why I’m glad to see that organisations like the Kalamunda Men’s Shed benefitting from this grant programme.” Mr Wyatt said.
There are any number of activities for men to take part in, which in turn, provides that important sense of belonging to a community, particularly for older men and men living in rural and remote areas.
Men’s Shed grants support the purchase of tools, equipment, community projects, training, building maintenance and development, and health improvement activities.
Grants are competitive with priority given to sheds in disadvantaged areas. Further rounds of funding will be available for Men’s Sheds and details can be found at www.mensshed.org.
For information on the application process, contact AMSA via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1300 550 009.
Please contact us for any further information about Men’s Sheds.