'Sheds club' for lonely men

The Welsh Men's Sheds Association has been launched today. It aims to get retired men socialising together, rather than becoming lonely in their gardens sheds.

Getting men together under one roof

A club which aims to bring men who may be feeling lonely - together - has been launched in Carmarthenshire.

The idea for a Men's Sheds Association came from Australia. It's desgned to get men talking to each other and prevent them from feeling isolated. The group met today to decide where to build their first big shed - which will act as their hub.

Men 'need same support as women'

The Welsh Men's Sheds Association says that 'there's a lot out there for women' with any specific needs, because they are often proactive in establishing groups or support agencies for themselves. They hope their club will act in a similar way for men.

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Launch of new Welsh Men's Sheds Association

The new association hopes to give men a chance to socialise under one big shed roof Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive

Men across Wales might want to consider joining a new club... with the launch of the 'Welsh Men's Sheds Association'.

The club aims to bring men together under one big shed roof and encourage them to socialise and share their problems. The idea comes from Australia, and is intended for men who may have retreated to the garden shed in their retirement.

Today the group will meet in Carmarthen to decide where to build their first big men's shed.

To find out more, visit the Welsh Men's Sheds Association website.