By providing a place where men can gather and be with other men, the Katoomba Men's Shed aims to improve the health of well being of members. There is good evidence that people who belong to and partcipate in an organisation like the Shed live longer and have fewer mental health problems than people who have no community involvement.
Men come to 'the Shed' for a variety of reasons, including the following:
Most activities are organised and run by the members themselves. This means that new activities can be added to the mix at any time. All that is needed is a good idea and sufficient interest and enthusiasm to make it happen.
The following pages outline some of the activities that are available at the Katoomba Men's Shed.