Posted in Men's Sheds Research
Read the full stoires here. The Shed Stories (1MB)
 Epstein M & Gray F, 2011, Speaking Our Minds: A guide to how we use our stories, Melbourne: Our Consumer Place
"Men's Sheds... are all thought to offer social, emotional and other benefits to men who participate in them..."
The Shed in Mt Druitt, is a drop in centre for people at risk of suicide, originally a space for Aboriginal men in distress, now open to anyone who comes.
It is based on the research on the social determinants of health, more specifically, the determinants of distress and suicide; the Shed links people to the services of which they are most in need.
"This study contributes to a body of research aimed at better understanding the need for male-focused community programmes, and possible barriers to participation..."