Men In Sheds

Located in central Brighton, Fabrica’s Men in Sheds is a vibrant community space dedicated to craftwork and social interaction. Men in Sheds is a global movement that began in Australia in the 1980s, aimed at enhancing the health and wellbeing of men through creative engagement and camaraderie.

Our shed provides a haven for adult men experiencing low mental health. Here, members can engage in free, creative workshops, pursuing their practical interests in a supportive environment.

Over the last year our dedicated members (“Shedders”) have transformed a former restaurant in central Brighton into an accessible and inclusive workshop. This welcoming space nurtures creativity, togetherness, and a sense of community. Whether you're dropping by for a cuppa and a chat or immersing yourself in a project, Men in Sheds Brighton is a place to enjoy making and learning together.

What is a Men’s Shed?

A Men’s Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden—a place to feel at home and work on individual or community projects with a high degree of autonomy.

At Fabrica’s Men in Sheds Brighton, we provide the tools and resources needed for our Shedders to work on their chosen projects at their own pace. The environment is safe, friendly, and inclusive, offering structure and companionship without emphasis on discussion of mental wellbeing. Our approach is ‘shoulder to shoulder’ rather than ‘face to face’, promoting a sense of solidarity and mutual support.

Fabrica's Men in Sheds Brighton 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 received support from The Homity Trust, Chalk Cliff Trust, Chapman Charitable Trust, W.G. Edwards Charitable Foundation, Hall and Woodhouse, Paley Trust, BUPA, Percy Bilton Charity, Veolia, Suicide Prevention Fund, and Brighton Lions.

Join Our Community

Visit our dedicated Instagram page to find out our latest news. If you’re interested in joining our Shed, we currently have spaces available for new members. Please email us at [email protected] for more information.

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

Derek, Shed participant
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