The term “Men’s Shed” can sound as though there's some sexist intention behind its aims - and to some extent, there is. This was also one of the first areas of sensitivity that was thought about by everyone who wanted to create a Men's Shed in Beer.
The Men's Shed initiative began originally in Australia with the intention of helping men to deal with health issues that they may have or that they may want to avoid having. That includes their mental health as well as their physical health. We believe that it's important that the focus of Beer Men's Shed is about helping men.
Men can join in Beer Men's Shed in several different ways: as a member, as a supporter, as a donor - whichever way that they prefer.
And its not just men who can be supporters or donors. Sometimes the supporter is a partner who wants to get the man out of the house and doing something useful. A donor might want to donate money to help get Beer Men's Shed running, or donate wood or other material that members can use for projects or repair work. You might want to donate tools or equipment that are good quality but that you're not using yourself as much as they deserve.
Participation isn't limited to men from Beer: we welcome men who live in any of the surrounding towns and villages to get involved in some way in Beer Men's Shed.
Membership of Beer Men's Shed costs £10 per annum. The fee for joining in a session is £3.
If you'd like to find out more about how you could join in, please just click on below to send us an email.