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Men’s Sheds: Man Caves

By Jennifer Harper

TWENTY years ago a movement was founded in Australia that took the country by storm – Men’s Sheds. Initially launched as a community-based venture to improve the mental and physical health of men in retirement years, there are now almost 1,000 ‘sheds’ throughout Australia. Here, in Scotland, the idea is being embraced and developed as a venture for men of all age groups to improve social contact and add purpose to their lives.

Men’s Sheds have been proven to build men’s confidence, self-esteem and renew interests, as well as introduce them to new skills. It is all about creating foundations of friendship, and building trust, while sharing and learning.

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