The Rupanyup Men’s Shed Inc is like many shed groups and similar associations around the world as we provide a place that men and their partners, carers and family can come together to socialise, network, make friends, and learn new skills and share all sorts of experiences.
The Rupanyup Men’s Shed is an independent not for profit organisation, a registered charity and is a member of the Mensheds Australia.
Our Men’s Shed Groups mainly now meet online through Facebook, however, we also hold functions and activities in public spaces, commercial premises and in members homes.
Typically, our members undertake a wide variety of different activities in our different special interest groups or start their own and most active are the programs that are focussed on health and wellbeing.
For example, we have a walking for health, dog walking and training group, a swimming group, photography or camera club, computers and internet, carers support group, men’s health forums and support a number of other social activities.
A Men’s Shed can also be a safe space where men feel confident in gathering in a gender friendly environment that encourages discussion and sharing of information and we are all for providing the opportunities to learn more.
Our Men’s Shed’s Purposes and Objectives
• To provide a venue for on-going social interaction among members;
• To develop a range of activities in which all members can participate;
• To develop and run programs that will contribute to better health and well-being of the members;
• To conduct a well managed and well operated community based men’s shed;
• To build the sustainability of the men’s shed;
• To undertake community development;
• To organise mentoring and social opportunities;
• To recognise and support the role of carers and partners of the members.
The objectives of the Shed are to advance the health and well-being of our members by providing a safe and happy environment where skilled and unskilled men can, in the company of other men,
(a) Pursue hobbies, pastimes and interests
(b) Learn new skills, practice and pass on old skills
(c) Learn about their own and other men’s health and well-being
(d) By their efforts, contribute to their families, their friends, the Shed and their community
(e) Mentor younger men
(f) Mentor disadvantaged men