A number of men’s activity groups and men’s shed type programs occur throughout Casey. These activities encourage men to meet in a positive and supportive environment and provide opportunities to support men’s health, wellbeing and social interaction. Workshops and Men’s Shed programs provide opportunities for “hand on” practical activities where men can work on projects, with other men, in an informal and relaxed environment.
Men’s activity groups and Men’s Shed programs
- Akoonah Park Men’s Shed
Akoonah Park Men’s shed is located at Akoonah Park, Berwick (Enter Gate 4 in Cardinia Street). The group currently meets on a Thursday from 10am – 2pm. It is a meeting place for men, to discuss personal issues, make and mend, socialise and enjoy each other’s company.
- Berwick District Woodworkers Club Inc
Located at the Old Cheese Factory in Berwick, this club brings together people with an interest in woodwork and also supports local charities through the production of children’s toys.
- Cranbourne-Casey Men’s Shed
The Cranbourne Casey Men's Shed is located in the grounds of the Blairlogie Living and Learning Inc at 685 North Road, Pearcedale. We offer a genuine men's shed program in a brand new shed conducted in a friendly, safe environment. We currently share the shed with 2 other community groups. Men wishing to join in a range of activities within the shed are encouraged to join and we also welcome enquiries from community groups looking for a place to undertake rewarding, healthy and social activities. Further enquiries can be made by telephoning Dennis on 59966320 or Noel on mobile 0419391289, email at email@example.com or via website at www.cranbournecaseymensshed.org.au
- Cranbourne Community Workshop
This Men’s Shed workshop is located at the Cranbourne Community House. It is open to new members and encourages older males to use the space to meet, socialise, have a tinker and perhaps mentor young people in the community.
The City of Casey has developed a series of interactive, inclusive and exciting Dads Matter events and programs for men to join in with their children aged 0 to 6 years.
- Hampton Park Men’s Group
The Hampton Park Men’s Group meet in the Community Workspace behind Arthur Wren Hall in Hampton Park. Men of all ages can join in, network and meet other men who share similar interests. Some of the things that happen in the group are bowling, darts, cards and much more. For information on how to become involved, contact Warren Calder on 0439 513 240.
- Junction Village Men’s Shed
This Men’s Shed was opened in September 2011 and is located at the Botanic Gardens Independent Living Village in Junction Village and is auspiced by the Dandenong Cranbourne RSL. This Men’s Shed program provides opportunities for residents of the retirement village, and the wider general community.
For further details contact the Manager, Andrew Brady on 5996 8311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- OM:NI Men’s Discussion Groups
OM:NI or Older Men: New Ideas Discussion Groups aim to enhance the health, wellbeing and lifestyle of older men. There are a number of groups operating within the City of Casey in Cranbourne, Berwick and Narre Warren. These groups are an initiative of COTA, a primary organisation representing the interests of older Victorians.
- Salvation Army Doveton Community Support Services
A variety of support services and programs are offered for men including a recently funded Men’s Shed program, Men’s Breakfast Club and Mates Outdoor program.
- Victorian Men’s Shed Association
Members of Men's Sheds come from all walks of life and are for men with time on their hands who would like something meaningful to do with that time. Visit this website to find a Men’s Shed in your area.