Stanwell partners with Men’s Shed to provide new facilities

11 November 2019

Stanwell has partnered with the men of Yarraman & District Men’s Shed, who have been busy working on a new kitchen and meeting space.

Since its opening in June, the Shed has been alive with camaraderie, welcoming the men of Yarraman and those from the surrounding district to connect and share knowledge.

The aim of the Shed is to support its members in ways that contribute to the well-being of their families, friends, other Men’s Shed members and the broader community. The Shed provides a safe and inclusive environment where men from all walks of life can:

  • Pursue hobbies, pastimes and interests
  • Learn and pass skills onto others
  • Learn about their own health and well-being
  • Assist in lowering risk from preventable health issues that may emanate from isolation
  • Engage in education and training in areas such as first aid and seek advice from guest speakers

The Shed is part of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, which is a national service provider to more than 1000 Men’s Sheds in Australia.

The motto of the association, “Shoulder to shoulder”, signifies the importance of support and communication between men and a vital element of this is understanding the unique ways in which men choose to seek support.

Tarong power stations Site Manager, Brad Perry said the Shed plays a critical role in breaking down the barriers to seeking and accessing support.

“Men won’t always go up to a mate for help when they are struggling”, he said.

“It is places like the Yarraman Men’s Shed that enable men to come together to share a yarn or if needed talk with each other about their worries or check in when things don’t seem right.

“No matter what your age, there is always something new to learn and the men’s shed allows its members to work on projects that give back to the community”, Brad said.

Stanwell would like to thank and acknowledge the many people who have worked hard to provide Yarraman with a Men’s Shed, including Helene Johnson from the Yarraman Heritage Museum and Men’s Shed President Kerry Wyvill.

As you can see, the new kitchen is coming along nicely!

Stanwell has partnered with Yarraman Men’s shed on their new kitchenette.

For more information on the Yarraman & District Men’s Shed, click here. To learn more about the Australian Men’s Shed Association, or to find a location near you, click here.