The Morrison Government continues to support the health and wellbeing of men across the Darling Downs with the Pittsworth Men’s Shed receiving $4,000 in funding through the National Shed Development Programme.
Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, saying the funding would “greatly assist” an integral part of the Pittsworth community.
“I’m pleased the Pittsworth Men’s Shed will now be able to boost their shed’s resources with this funding,” he said
“Belonging to a social group is vitally important for emotional and mental health, and our local Men’s Shed is an important place for men to meet up and participate in meaningful projects.
“To stay healthy, we need to do regular activities and stay connected with the people around us and this is why our local Men’s Shed has become an important part of the Pittsworth community.”
The funding, through round 19, will specifically be used for the Pittsworth Men’s Shed safety officers to receive accredited safety training and for safety signage at the facility.”
Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, congratulated the Pittsworth Men’s Shed on the grant, but also on the tremendous work it continued to do supporting the health and well-being of men in the Pittsworth region.
“Men are known to bottle things up and the Pittsworth Men’s Shed is encouraging men to reach out for the support they need for better health and wellbeing—great for them, their families and the wider community,” Minister Hunt said.
Since 2013, the Government has provided $4.92 million through the National Shed Development Programme to support Men’s Sheds across Australia.
A total of 135 men’s sheds were allocated funding under round 19.
The Morrison Government is able to provide unprecedented levels of support for men’s health because of our strong economic management.