National Men's Health Policy
Communal men's sheds have been shown to be an ideal vehicle for improving social and emotional wellbeing in men, as well as a suitable setting for providing primary health care, including conducting health promotion activities. Men's sheds offer a special opportunity to reach men who are otherwise unlikely to be involved in more formal active learning programs or men's health promotion programs.
Men's sheds offer governments and health services an avenue to facilitate delivery of primary health care services to and for men. This is especially true for men in rural and remote communities and Indigenous men.
The Australia Government's decision to develop a National Men's Health Policy recognises that men have specific health needs and challenges.