Men’s Shed open day

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times
John Martin, Stuart Carlin and Robert Aeschlimann get to work at the Busselton Men's Shed.
Camera IconJohn Martin, Stuart Carlin and Robert Aeschlimann get to work at the Busselton Men's Shed. Credit: Chloe Fraser

Busselton Men’s Shed is holding its open day on Tuesday, June 12 coinciding with Men’s Mental Health Week running from June 11-17.

The shed, which is in the LIA on Roe Terrace, includes a workshop area for woodwork and metalwork, a lunch and recreation area and a second shed which is used to store boats, plants and other tools.

Men’s Shedco-ordinator Trevor Fisher said the shed was about comradeship and was open to all men in the community.

“Every man has a work bench, but not every man has someone beside that bench to talk to, so it’s about companionship,” he said.

“Some people want to come to just socialise, some want to come and cut something out and do that side of it, others just come to help assemble things.

“It’s not only good for the men, but also is a great chance for the partners in their lives to have a bit of a break.”

The shed also opens its doors to various camps and has been designed to cater for people living with disabilities. Mr Fisher encouraged community members to take a look at the facilities and enjoy tea or coffee with members at the open day, to be held from 9am to midday on Tuesday.

The Men’s Shed is open on Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 1pm.

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