Men's sheds regional coordinators initiative
Regional coordinators provide support to men’s sheds in each state and territory in Australia to support men’s access to health information and resources to improve their wellbeing.
About the initiative
The regional coordinators initiative will provide $1.5 million over 3 years (from 2021–22) for regional coordinators to provide grassroots support to men’s sheds.
Why it is important
Regional coordinators will help men’s sheds to connect with local health services.
The goals of the regional coordinators initiative are to:
- help men’s sheds to connect with local health services
- promote health events aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of men’s sheds members across the country.
This role provides a vital link to health information and access to resources to improve men’s health and wellbeing.
Meeting our goals
Regional coordinators will:
- identify critical health needs for men’s sheds across regions in each state and territory
- give men’s shed members access to health and wellbeing information and resources to meet their needs
- promote the benefits of men’s shed activities
- promote the National Shed Development Programme
- form partnerships with health providers
- help men’s sheds to organise and promote regional health events to benefit men and their communities
- make sure grant information and applications are available to men’s sheds.
Who we work with
We run the regional coordinators initiative.
- The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) has been successful under the Initiative, and will receive funding to implement regional coordinators in NSW, the ACT, SA and the NT
- Men’s Sheds of WA (MSWA); the Queensland Men’s Shed Association (QMSA); the Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association (TMSA); and the Victorian Men’s Shed Association (VMSA) will also be funded to introduce regional coordinators in each of their respective states
- Work on the regional coordinators initiative commenced from 1 July 2021