Men In Sheds

A Men’s Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden — a place where he feels at home and can pursue practical interests with a high degree of autonomy. They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure where men come together to work.

Our Men’s Shed, based in Kemptown, offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. Activities provide structure and companionship but without emphasis on discussion of mental wellbeing. This approach can be described as ‘shoulder to shoulder’ rather than ‘face to face’.

Fabrica's Men in Sheds Kemptown is part of the citywide UOK Brighton & Hove - a cross-sector network of 16 services which support and connect people in the city who are experiencing low mental health.

The Shed first opened to the public in April 2017, initially supported by Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning. Since opening we are grateful to have also been received support from The Homity Trust, Chalk Cliff Trust, Chapman Charitable Trust and Brighton Lions.

Find out more about the Shed and what the group have been up through the Men In Sheds dedicated site here.

Due to our limited capacity the Shed currently has a waiting list in operation, but we are looking for additional premises. If you have any information regarding an appropriate space please let us know.

“I didn't think I was lonely, but since joining the Shed my quality of life is better.”

Derek, Shed participant
10 Dennis with bird table Feb19

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