The Bassendean Community Men’s Shed aims to be a welcoming and friendly environment for men of all ages and backgrounds.
A shed seeks to create a safe and busy environment where men feel comfortable and gain the health benefits that come from the sense of involvement. It is a place where men can undertake projects (woodwork, metal work etc), connect with friends and like-minded shedders or simply drop in for a cuppa and a chat.
Men’s sheds have been described as an updated version of the backyard shed that has long been a part of Australian culture.
It is intended the Bassendean shed will have a wood and metal shop as well as a passive recreation area.
The shed will seek to cater for members with different interests. Some members may be interested in undertaking wood, metal or other projects, whereas others may be more interested in the social activities the shed provides. This may include participating in talks provided from a range of interesting speakers, undertaking community volunteer work or being involved in fundraising activities.
Passive activities in the shed may include playing pool or cards, gaining some additional computing skills or even getting some insights into cooking and meal preparation. It really depends on what members are interested in doing.
Whatever your interests, it is likely you will find some kindred spirits in the shed.