Local Mullumbimby and Bangalow Men’s Sheds were happy to hear that they had received grant funding towards flooring and mental health training yesterday.
Mullumbimby has received $1,900 in grant funding to go towards improving shed safety for floor pavers, and Bangalow Men’s Shed has received $1,200 in grant funding to go towards a Mental Health First Aid training course.
‘I congratulate both Mullumbimby and Bangalow Men’s Sheds on their successful applications,’ said local Labor member for Richmond Justine Elliot.
‘Men’s Sheds play a vital role in supporting and enhancing the wellbeing of local men and the First Aid training and floor paving will further assist the health and safety of the Shed members.
‘The local district Men’s Sheds provide a positive space for local men to interact in a safe and inclusive environment. Importantly, Men’s Sheds also provide community support and are proven to reduce social isolation, enhance self-esteem and increase access to specific information about health.’
The National Shed Development Programme allows Men’s Sheds and organisations supporting a Men’s Shed within their community, to apply for funds to better respond to local needs.
The aim of the Programme through the provision of direct financial assistance is to:
· Support health improvements through a focus on the social determinants of health through national activities in relation to key population groups such as men
· Assist to address the health and wellbeing of the Shed members
· Deliver activities and programmes
· Improve facilities and the sustainability of Men’s Sheds across Australia
Details can be found at https://mensshed.org/