The shed holds an important place in Australian culture as a reservoir of memories and experiences and as place to share skills and socialise.
Good health is based on factors including self-esteem, feeling productive and valuable to society, having social relationships, and being active.
Many retired people have had to downsize their living arrangements, often resulting in the man's personal space (usually the garden shed or workshop) being lost.
In the community Shed, men can come and share a fantastic variety of tools, keep pursuing their interests, learn new skills or keep old skills honed and active. Men can feel viable and vigorous by contributing to community needs and create projects of personal interest and expertise.