What is the regional coordinators initiative?

The regional coordinators initiative will provide $1.5 million over 4 years (from 2019–20) for regional coordinators to provide grassroots support to men’s sheds.

We are currently considering how we can best introduce this initiative to benefit the men’s sheds.

Why is the regional coordinators initiative important?

Regional coordinators will help men’s sheds to connect with local health services.

What are the goals of the regional coordinators initiative?

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.

How will we meet these 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 works with us on the regional coordinators initiative?

We run the regional coordinators initiative.

Status

We are developing the terms of this grant.

Contact

Men's sheds contact

Contact us for information about how we support men's sheds activities across Australia.

MensSheds [at] health.gov.au

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Last updated: 
14 January 2020