Breakfast Point Men’s Shed (BPMS) are part of the country wide Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA). The main aim of AMSA is to foster discussion and support around Men’s Health in a social environment - Sheds.
BPMS have recently updated their objectives. Promoting their three central goals:
To provide a venue and facilities for our members primarily aimed at promoting Men’s Health through social interaction, friendship, camaraderie and support.
To encourage and assist our members in gaining appropriate skills that allow us to continue our charitable work in supporting our community.
To improve the health and well-being of our members by providing a range of workshop and social activities that encourage them to be physically and mentally active.
If you would like to contact, or simply know more about the Shed, you can visit their website:
About this project
This project arose as part of my university degree in history at the University of Sydney. As a class, we were asked to volunteer with a non-profit organisation, with the hopes of collaborating with them to produce a historical project. I chose BPMS because I was interested in its emphasis on men’s health, and the extensive work they’ve done for their surrounding communities.
The men mentioned that although they had the materials and memories of their recent past, they hadn’t organised and written about themselves. This is how this project was born. It aims to detail the history of the Shed and their significance as an organisation.
Firstly, I would also like to thank the men who sat with me to tell the story of the Shed and of the great things you do for the community, this project could not have been possible without your insight. This also extends to those that went to the effort to provide me with contacts, photos and documentation appropriate for this project.
My thanks also extends to the members that allowed me to involve myself within the Sensory Board project for Catholic Health Care Centre at Croydon. Being included in that process enabled me to see first hand the type of work the Shed does for its community. Finally, I would like to thank all the members at BPMS for being so accommodating towards me during my time there.
If you wish to contact me, feel free to get in touch via email.