8th National Men’s Shed Gathering set for September
With seven months to go, the Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is offering early bird discounts to its 8th National Men’s Shed Gathering in September.
Men’s Sheds bring blokes together across the country, to share information and “work on meaningful projects at their own pace and in the company of men.”
AMSA's mission is "to advance the well-being and health of their male members." A key opportunity to track progress and provide quality resources and guidance is at the September Gathering.
The Australian Men’s Shed Association 8th National Men’s Shed Gathering will be held at the Morphettville Racecourse Adelaide 10-12 September and is expected to attract over 300 delegates. It aims to promote the community of Men’s Sheds throughout Australia and the contribution Men’s Sheds make to their own communities.
About the Australian Men's Shed Association
Established in 2007, AMSA operates globally, with more than 2000 Men’s Sheds supporting thousands of men and their communities across the world.
The purpose of these volunteer-run groups is to address social inclusion, and to foster community spirit.
“Men don’t talk face to face, they talk shoulder to shoulder,” is AMSA’s motto.
As well as providing an environment for men to hang out, another key objective is to advance the well-being and health of male members.
“Good health is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive, contributing to your community, connecting with friends and maintaining an active body and mind,” says AMSA.
As well tackling social isolation, there is also a strong focus on men’s health issues and preventative measures such as the “Spanner in the Works” male health screening program, which provides a health checklist by decades and an interactive mechanism for blokes to assess whether they need a “service,” and key health issues they should be mindful of.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: AUSTRALIAN MEN'S SHED ASSOCIATION 8th NATIONAL MEN'S SHED GATHERING
HEALTH CHECK: AMSA's SPANNER IN THE WORKS HEALTH SCREENING PROGRAM