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ABIDING: Talking Connection, Conversation and Creation

Season 1, Ep. 21

In the third and final in our series of Movember episodes focusing on Male Mental Health, we chat with Jon Whitfield of Men's Sheds.

Banishing loneliness and isolation isn’t easy, which is why Men’s Sheds encourages local communities to come together to build, fix and restore – projects as well as themselves!

So if you have a male relative: dad, grandad, uncle; who you think could benefit from some company and practicality, why not give Men's Shed a thought? Men’s Sheds (or Sheds) are similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite. They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter. Many Sheds get involved in community projects too – restoring village features, helping maintain parks and green spaces, and building things for schools, libraries and individuals in need. Whatever the activity, the essence of a Shed is not a building, but the connections and relationships between its members.

#Movember #Movember2023 #MensSheds #MensShedsUK #MentalHealth #OctopusFoundation

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