Okehampton Men in Sheds
We are a community group for men of all ages, working together to repair and recycle items for local charities and groups. We have some laughs and lots of tea breaks along the way. No skills are required and all are welcome!
Okehampton Men’s Shed
A Community Group for Men in Okehampton
We are here for all the community! In a safe, social space, we work together to repair, recycle and make items, with plenty of tea breaks too!
We love to welcome visitors who pop in for a cuppa, donating to us old tools, wood and items which would otherwise go to landfill. We repair these items to sell for our funds, or to give away to other local charities.
We also regularly support other local charities and schools to repair or make equipment for their cause.
Win-Win Support for Men’s Mental Health
Our shed helps to address loneliness and isolation amongst men – supporting their mental health and providing a welcoming social space with worthwhile projects, such as repairs and remaking items.
These projects then support our wider Okehampton community! A great win-win for everyone!
Part of the UK Men’s Sheds Association
Men’s sheds are all abut connection, conversation and communication. They encourage communities to come together to build, fix and restore – projects as well as themselves.
We are proud to be part of a national organisation that is estimated to have already helped more than 13,000 families and to have decreased depression by 89% among those who have joined.