Men's Sheds WA to receive extra funding

Western Australia’s Men’s Shed services will be boosted by $195,000 of State Government funding.


Health Minister Dr Kim Hames said the Government would fund the Western Australian Men’s Shed Association (WAMSA) $65,000 a year for three years to support new and existing facilities and services across the State.


The commitment was made earlier this year, during the State Government’s regional Cabinet meeting in Katanning.


“Men’s Sheds are a wonderful initiative that allow men from all walks of life to come together to learn new skills or get advice and support about their health and wellbeing,” the Minister said.


“This funding will allow WAMSA to continue to provide free practical support and assistance to men and their families, promote health initiatives and set up a web-based ‘Shed in a Box’.”


Dr Hames said men’s health was an important issue in the community and the State Government was proud to support a range of non-government agencies providing quality health and wellbeing services for WA men.


There are 55 Men’s Sheds in Western Australia, which can be found using a post-code search on the association website.


The Australian Men’s Shed Association was established in 2007 and has grown to more than 500 Men’s Sheds throughout Australia.


14 November 2011.