A Men’s Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy. Helensburgh Men’s Shed (HMS) offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. HMS is a place of skill-sharing and informal learning, of pursuing individual and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure where men come together to work. HMS is serving the 2508 community by providing a facility in which men can come together, pursue hobbies, undertake community projects and talk with mates in order to facilitate longer, more active, healthier and happier lives.
HMS's initial activities have involved making or mending in wood (e.g. carpentry, joinery, turning, CNC milling, furniture renovation), repairing mechanical items (mowers, whipper snippers), restoring a car and renovating the currently used building. Setting up a metalworking area is well underway. Whichever activities are pursued the essence of a Shed is not a building but the network of relationships between the members.
HMS is now running strongly at its new location, 199A Parkes St Helensburgh see the map below. HMS, a not-for-profit joint initiative of Hope Church and Helensburgh and Stanwell Park Anglican Church, has been operating since September 2016. HMS is a member of the Australian Men's Shed Association (AMSA) and currently has more than 50 members. We are also extremely happy to have sponsorship. See the panel to the right for a link to our sponsors website/facebook page.
HMS operates between 9am and 3pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. With sufficient interest the shed will be open on other days.
Membership is still open send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Helensburgh Men's Shed is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the National Shed Development Programme.