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Council employs a Project Officer - Capacity Building to advocate for the health and wellbeing of men across the Shire. To contact a member of the Community Development Team, please call (02) 6670 2400 or 1300 292-872 or email tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

Committees, Interagency, Networks and Working Groups

Men's Shed Group

The modern Men’s Shed is an updated version of the shed in the backyard that has long been a part of Australian culture. If you look inside one you might see a number of men restoring furniture, perhaps restoring bicycles for a local school, maybe making Mynah bird traps or fixing lawn mowers or making a kids cubby house for Camp Quality to raffle. You might also see younger men working along side older men, sharing new skills and maybe also learning something about life from one another. You will see a comfortable area to sit and talk and probably somewhere men can learn to cook for themselves or how to contact their families by computer. Generally, men don’t make a fuss about their problems; they have learned from our culture that they don’t talk about feelings and emotions or take an interest in their health and well-being. The Men’s Shed movement is one of the most powerful tools we have in helping men to once again become valued and valuable members of our community.

Murwillumbah Community Men's Shed

Phone: Dave Kinneally 0422 947 758
Email: murwillumbahmenshed@hotmail.com
Address: Durroon Avenue, Bray Park
Hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am till afternoon


Tweed Heads Community Men's Shed

The Tweed Heads Community Men's Shed is now a fully functional working shed since November 2014, with a new air-conditioned shed located at 4 Park Street, Tweed Heads next to Recreation Street Park, with a current membership of 64 men, who meet and work together on projects which support the community. The Shed is open Tuesdays to Thursdays at present from 9am to 2pm.

Shed President: Peter Medcalf - 0422 800 531
Secretary: Ken Alchin - 0401 018 713
Email: thcmshed@gmail.com
Address: 4 Park Street, Tweed Heads
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 9am to 2pm


Pottsville and District Men's Shed

The Pottsville Men's Shed aims and objectives come under the umbrella of the Australian Men's Shed Association which are:
- to enhance men's wellbeing, health and quality of life;
- to provide a space for woodwork, metalwork, arts and crafts and hobbies;
- to provide meeting and recreational areas;
- to provide a facility to learn new and practice old skills;
- a place to learn about your own and other men's health and wqellbeing;
- a place to mentor younger men.
Email: secretary@padms.org

The Family Centre - Men and Family Relationships Service

The Family Centre - Men and Family Relationships ServiceThe Men and Family Relationships Service works alongside men and assists them to manage relationship issues with partners, ex-partners and children. It supports men to enhance their relationships through learning more about themselves and the needs of their families. For further information please contact The Family Centre - Men and Family Relationships service (external link) on (07) 5524 8711.

Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre

Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre (PBNC) offers many activities for men including a men's shed/secondhand furniture store, community garden and barbecues. For further information, please contact the PBNC on (02) 6676 4555 or visit the website www.pottsvillebeachnc.org.au. PBNC is situated at 12a Elizabeth Street, Pottsville.

MensLine Australia

MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way. For further information please contact MensLine Australia (external link) by calling 1300 789 978, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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