Men’s Shed good for the head
I completed the national shooting and hunting survey and noticed it included the health benefits as well as financial benefits of shooting and hunting. I’ve been on a couple of Conservation and Wildlife Management shoots and in some respects they reminded me of the ‘Men’s Shed’, which I’ve done some volunteer work for.
Some of the guys are older and retired and see it as a good way to make friends and have social interaction with a common cause. I reckon the mental health aspect of this camaraderie is something that has benefit to the wider community and should be reported in the mainstream media.
Take a look at the Men’s Shed website (mensshed.org) as they have some excellent information on the isolation men can feel as they get older and the mental benefits of working together for a common cause.
Brett Payne, via email
29 June 2019