Men’s Shed

The Whitehorse Men’s Shed provides opportunities for men to come together to socialise and work on woodwork or other projects of interest in a supportive workshop environment. The Shed operates from 10am to 3pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays and is co-located with Nadrasca at 252 Springvale Rd Nunawading (cnr High St).

The Shed supports men who may be experiencing a range of circumstances that limit their connection to broader community life. Circumstances might include: physical and mental health conditions, living with a disability, recovering or rehabilitating from an illness or surgery or being socially isolated.

Each week about 30 men meet at the Shed and work on activities matched to their strengths and interests.  Activities constantly evolve but may include:

  • Woodworking on individual or joint projects that might be supporting a community initiative or request for assistance
  • Gardening, growing vegies and potting up plants for sale at a community market or stall
  • Computers for learning, searching the internet or playing games
  • Socialising – checking out what’s news, doing crosswords, having a yarn over morning tea or BBQ’d snag!
  • The occasional outing to places of interest

The Men’s Shed may suit men who’d like to brush up on rusty skills or learn new ones, who would like to get together with other men who might share similar interests and life experiences or completely different ones!

“At my age, I can look back on things in the past and share that knowledge and those stories” – John, Shedder

“Without the Men’s Shed I’d have nowhere to be on a Friday. I’ve gone from being a hermit to being interactive” – Ray, Shedder

Can you use this service?

We generally prioritise access for men who have limited access to social activities and may be recovering from illness or following rehabilitation. Also men living with a disability and men who are primary carers for their partner or other family member. Also those in receipt of an aged, disability or other pension or benefit.

What does it cost?

For information about fees please click here

Can you purchase items that the Men’s Shed Program make?

Currently our Men’s Shed program are taking orders for their Custom Coin Drop Fundraisers.

Sponsorship – would you like to help?

We urgently require additional funding so we can expand the Men’s Shed program and be able to operate five days each week. Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses to support the Shed – please contact Sarah Goddard on sgoddard@carringtonhealth.org.au for more information. Or if you’re a community member and would like to donate, please contact us.

Who do I Contact?

To find out more about the Shed, please contact Barry Phillips Men’s Shed Program Manager on 0430 5520 68