Members shed light on various issues

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Men's Shed groups from across the South West gathered last week to discuss a range of topics.Picture: David Barrett
Camera IconMen's Shed groups from across the South West gathered last week to discuss a range of topics.Picture: David Barrett Credit: Supplied

About 55 people from different Men’s Shed groups across the South West gathered in Bridgetown last week to discuss a variety of topics relevant to male health and wellbeing.

The South West Men’s Shed Zone Meeting, held on April 16, included Men’s Shed members from places such as Dunsborough, Margaret River, Bunbury, Leschenault, Manjimup, Nannup, Dawesville and elsewhere in the region.

They met to promote the Men’s Shed movement in WA and discussed issues such as mental health, community projects, the Lions hearing clinic and members’ welfare at the different groups.

Bridgetown Men’s Shed president and secretary Pete Neale said this was the first time the meeting had been held in Bridgetown.

“Bridgetown was host for the first time and Dunsborough will possibly be the next region to host the zone meeting in October this year,” Mr Neale said.

“These meetings give an opportunity to all participating sheds to update other sheds on what they are doing, number of members, costs associated with being a member, community awareness and more.”

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