Our Current Support Cause:
Men’s Shed Associations
Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland
The success of the Men’s Shed in Australia has led it to overseas shores including New Zealand, Canada and the UK, which makes it a perfect support cause for The Engravers Register!
What is a Men’s Shed?
The modern Men’s Shed is an updated version of the shed in the backyard that has long been a part of Australian culture.
So what is so special about this new type of Men’s Shed?
Most men have learned from our culture that they don’t talk about feelings and emotions. There has been little encouragement for men to take an interest in their own health and well-being. Unlike women, most men are reluctant to talk about their emotions and that means that they usually don’t ask for help.
Becoming a member of a Men’s Shed gives a man that safe and busy environment where he can find many of these things in an atmosphere of old-fashioned mateship. And, importantly, there is no pressure. Men can just come and have a yarn and a cuppa if that is all they’re looking for.
Established in 2007 by the Australian independent community based Men’s Sheds to represent, support and promote the Mens Shed Movement and to act as a central hub for information exchange. The Australian Mens Shed Association is funded by the Federal Government to provide initial and ongoing practical support for the development of all Mens Sheds.
The Australian Mens Shed Association is a member based organisation founded on the principle of sharing information between Sheds and those communities and organisations wishing to establish a Shed.
AMSA services are provided to registered sheds, Membership to the Association is for all services excluding membership that includes our discounted Group Public Liability Insurance Scheme.
AMSA is a charitable not-for-profit association and is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient. AMSA is the peak body representing Mens Sheds in Australia providing practical support and assistance. With over 1000 Mens Sheds registered AMSA is now the largest Association in Australia focused on male health and well-being.
Men’s Sheds to check out:
Australia (the mother ship)
Okanagan Men’s Shed
Manitoba Men’s Shed (Canada’s first operational Men’s Shed)
Vanderhoof Men’s Shed
The Engravers Register would appreciate for very business that is successful in securing a job through a lead sent by us, if they could please contribute to their local Men’s Shed by either donating time and money.