- To increase social interaction between men.
- To improve links to other services for local men.
- To improve the mental wellbeing of local men.
The Men’s Shed is managed by a facilitator who is able to identify potential mental health needs,and offer advice and sign-posting to appropriate support services.
Activities are designed in response to the interests of the group members.
These include workshops and demonstrations by professional tutors and craftspeople including:
Woodcarving, Printing, Stained Glass, Sculpture, Photography and more.
The men also go on trips to places of interest
RTProjects ’Men’s Shed’ is now in its fifth year.
The Shed is for men in Durham who may be physically, socially or emotionally isolated.
The Men’s Shed is open to men from all walks of life. It is a place where men can meet, share ideas and follow their creative interests. It is not just a physical place, it is also - and perhaps more importantly - a community. It is a safe and relaxed environment where men can have cup of tea and chat with other men in a spirit of friendship and respect.
"There is always something going on in the shed, with good banter and plenty of tea and biscuits." Brian.