Thursday, June 10, 2021

New study looks at impact of Men's Sheds in the UK

A new study is making an indepth examination of how Men's Sheds work for and in their local communities. The University of East Anglia (UEA) is collaborating with the UK Men’s Sheds Association. In particular, researchers are looking at measuring their impact not only on loneliness, mental health, and wellbeing, but also trying to understand how people are introduced to Men’s Sheds.

The UEA team is looking for the views and experiences of people who attend a Men’s Shed to help shape and support how they are developed further. If you'd like to take part, there are  two questionnaires with a range of questions about you, how you joined the Men’s Shed, and a series of questions about your wellbeing  and social relationships. You do not need to answer all the questions and no participants' information will be indentifiable. There is also an option to take part in online interviews which last around half an hour. At the end of the study, UEA  will  produce a report and video to share their findings. 

And when you finish a questionnaire, you will be entered into a prize draw with the chance of winning a  £50 or £25 voucher for a range of high street shops. If you also take part in the interviews, you will be also get a £15 voucher.

If you’re interested in being involved in any way, please email lead researcher Bryony Porter


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