THE Yanchep Community Men’s Shed has received a Federal funding boost.
Pearce MHR Christian Porter today congratulated the group for its successful grant application, receiving $6532 through the National Shed Development Program.
The money will go to buying tools, equipment and storage racks, installation of a dust collection system, community projects and training and building maintenance.
“The Yanchep Community Men’s Shed offers great benefits to local men who need a bit of space and some friendly, easy-going company,” Mr Porter said.
“Men’s sheds are integral to the community and the benefits to men’s health are widely acknowledged.”
In 2016, the rate of suicide among Australian males was more than three times that of females.
Heath Minister Greg Hunt said men were less likely to seek help or talk about their feelings.
“Feeling part of a social group is important to our emotional and mental health and every day men’s sheds around the country provide men with an opportunity for companionship,” he said.