Let the men speak: health, friendship, community and shed therapy

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Author: Foley, Annette J.; Golding, Barry; Brown, Mike


Our paper is based on our recently published National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) project report ‘Men’s sheds in Australia, learning through community contexts’ (indexed at TD/TNC 89.03), which showed that men’s sheds informally cater for non vocational, social, health, wellbeing and learning needs of mainly older men. We deliberately used unedited transcripts from the NCVER project in the form of narratives or stories to give the men an opportunity to speak for themselves about the benefits of participating in men’s sheds. The paper highlights some of the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Governance; Employment; Gender; Demographics; Culture and society

Keywords: Skill development; Local government; Retirement; Ageing population; Older people; Community

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Crows Nest, New South Wales: AVETRA, 2008

Physical description: 10 p.

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Conference number: 11th

Date: 2008

Place: Adelaide, South Australia

Statement of responsibility: Annette Foley, Barry Golding and Mike Brown

Resource type: Conference

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 92.477

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