Aussie blokes are often reluctant to seek help and even talk about their health concerns. The Hepburn Shire Men’s Health Gathering took place on Tuesday 23 March at Creswick’s Doug Lindsay reserve and provided an opportunity for local men to learn about and informally discuss male health issues in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
The Creswick Men’s Friendship Shed received a grant to host a men's health gathering designed to bring together local men including Men’s Shed members from across the Hepburn Shire to address male health issues. The gathering received positive feedback from attendees and provided an opportunity to showcase the wonderful contributions that Men’s Sheds bring to the local community. Men’s Sheds are places where men can find social support and camaraderie while engaged in meaningful projects.
The event included talks about nutrition, mental health and wellbeing and local Men’s Shed initiatives. A popular session for the day was a cooking demonstration which the men thoroughly enjoyed.
The Men’s Shed Easter Raffle was drawn on the day raising $587 - the full the list of winners can be found on the Creswick Men's Friendship Shed's webpage.
The Creswick Men’s Friendship Shed is proudly supported and administered by Central Highlands Rural Health. This community activity was supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the National Shed Development Programme. The Australian Men’s Sheds Association (AMSA) has administered the Australian Government National Shed Development Programme (the NSDP) on behalf of the Australian Government since 2010.