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Yes, yes. We know we have already recommended Joining or Starting a club, however, Men's Shed is totally worth its own activity for its particular focus on mateship, connectivity, and mental health.
If you're not familiar with Men's Shed, they focus on the prevention of social isolation by providing a safe, friendly and welcoming place for men to work on meaningful projects and to contribute to the wider community. It is built on an ethos of 'Men don’t talk face to face they talk shoulder to shoulder'.
We cannot sing their praises enough, and with almost 1,000 sheds across Australia there's bound to be one close to you.
The added bonus of involving your Old Mate in a Men's shed is that it provides a strong social network for when you can't be around.
This probably goes without saying, but you should go along with your Old Mate, too (at least initially) - this isn't like dropping your nephew off at day care.
If you're a company who'd like to support this activity, please get in touch with us here.