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Supporting Men's Wellbeing in the Hepburn Shire

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Daylesford Men's Shed Inc, incorporated in 2013 (ABN 45094128340), and is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. On incorporation we adopted the Consumer Affairs Victoria "model rules", to apply to our shed.

You can view those rules here:

Daylesford Men’s Shed’s Objectives include:

  • Addressing the issues of men’s health (physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being) within the community.

  • Engaging with men of all ages, abilities, youth, veterans and other groups of men of the communities in regional, rural, remote and urban areas;

  • Supporting the social interaction of men in transitional periods (e.g. Redundancy, Bereavement, Retirement, Ill Health, Relocation, Divorce, Respite Care) in a non-exclusive, non-judgemental way;

  • Sharing, disseminating and preserving skills, abilities and interests that are relevant to our community.

  • Encouraging multiculturalism through discussion, access to facilities and increased awareness of multicultural needs.

  • Developing mentoring programs for peer groups and community groups.

  • Daylesford Men’s Shed aims to:

  • Promote an awareness of Men’s health needs, both physical and emotional.

  • Provide a space to allow men to find and maintain companionship and fellowship.

  • Provide a forum for men to exchange ideas, gain experience, to network, and to find support.

  • Collaborate and network with others to provide opportunities for men to learn and participate in their community.

  • To be happy and healthy contributors within the Daylesford community.

  • Foster relationships based on respect for people of all abilities and cultural backgrounds.