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NEWS UPDATE!

Some people have been asking "What is Men's Pub Nite?" "Is it a Mens drinking club?"
So, to start with.... it's not a Mens drinking club! Some guys drink beer, some not, some drink coffee, some not, some drink.....whatever!
Men's Pub Nite is just a social evening 'The Man Shed' run once a month. We've been running 25+ years. And its to get guys in our communities to sit, relax, chat, put the world to rights and enjoy each others company over a beer/coffee/coke. ?
It's about building community and having a safe place to talk about life, the universe and everything.
We talk about any subject, as long as it is not illegal, bullying or hateful. And as long as you are happy to agree to disagree sometimes, it all open to discussion.
We are also very open to talk about our struggles and mental health, and try and support each other.
Basically, a bunch of blokes getting together once a month to talk bollocks for an hour or two, have a drink and go home. Nothing more, nothing less.
Hope this helps.
If you have not been before, just ask the bar staff for Graham. That will be me; the short, fat, badly bloke with halitosis and big nose!
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BTW.... The '
Men's Pub Nite' is every second Tuesday of the month, at the Dog & Partridge in Yateley. Anytime from 8pm.
And every second Tuesday of the month.

Thanks
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Activities

We like to do regular activities days like Go-Karting, Paint balling, Quad biking 4x4'ing, Golf, Shooting, Curry nights and Beer/wine tasting etc for Men in Yateley and the surrounding areas.

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Men's Pub Nite

We meet at the 
Dog & Partridge 
in Yateley, every 
2nd Tuesday 
of the month, from 
8pm.

 

We have a couple of beers, talk about rubbish for a few hours.... discussing “life, the universe and everything”, and go home. Nothting too taxing... simple as that! ......Continued

Health & Fitness....

Get Fit.... Get Fitter?

You looking to to get fitter?

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Kick Rugby & Keep Fit

Closed untill the Summer
 

Interested in a bit of summer keep fit?

Every Thur - Yateley Green @ 7.00pm.

Open to all, & all abilities.

Then join us for a bit of Kick & Rugby......

Other groups in & around Yateley

Yateley Men's Shed

Yateley Men's Shed is a gathering of like-minded individuals...
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Promote Your Group Here....

Are you in or run a group/activity in this area, and would like to advdertise here for free?

Yateley Walking Group

We are blessed with some beautiful walks in our area and felt we needed a walking group to allow us to take full advantage. It’s a chance to get out in the fresh air, meet new people and to increase your activity levels. Walking is fantastic cardiovascular exercise, a great mood elevator and low impact so anyone can do it!!
Everyone welcome.
A great variety of ages at each meeting.
Numerous free walks available throughout the week.
Please go to the Facebook page Walking Group Yateley for this week’s walk details. Alternatively, please email Zoe for more information.

Yateley Mental Health Matters

This is a group for members of the Yateley community who have experiences of mental illness (whether it's yourselves or friends/family) and would like to talk to others in a similar position, from the local area.

Who are The Man Shed?

 

The Mans Shed was set up back in early 2000's, when a couple of us were chatting down the pub. We noticed how many guys in Yateley don’t really know each other or don’t have any male friends in the town they live in. 

 

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Grow up??

When we ‘grow up’ (as if!!), for a lot guys; 'we' get a job, move in with a partner or get married, have kids, move away from where we grew up and lose contact or regular contact with our mates.

 

And in this ‘new life’, we get up every day, go to work, come home, eat dinner, go to bed, get up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, go to bed, get up, go to work ……and on and on it goes.

 

After a couple of years, that becomes our whole life, and we lose contact with our mates. Sometimes work becomes all encompassing, and we lose our relationship with our family too. And I realise many guys are involved in sport and a bit socialising, but their mates of the past, and in some cases family are a distant past.

 

Adversity strikes

So, when adversity strikes; like losing your job or your partner, or sickness, even death in the family, those mates, the guys you could rely on, aren’t there anymore; or never where, or they are in the same situation as you.  And at that point, we can break down, crack up and lose it.  (See addendum below)

 

Pressure

There is an intense pressure on men today, to be ‘perfect’. In body, mind and spirit. In their jobs, in their relationships, In marriage and parenthood. With their mates, their partners, bosses and work colleagues... the list is endless. And sometimes, or maybe many times we fail, we break and we fall...... big time. unable to cope.

 

Men’s Pub Nites

So ‘we’ decided to start up the 'Men’s Pub Nites’.  To start with, this was just a social night you could invite friends, neighbours, work colleagues etc to; down the pub, once a month, from 8 till closing. (at the Dog & Partridge in Yateley). Where we would put the wolrd to right's, talk rubbish for a couple of hours, drink beer.... or coffee and go home. Nothing more…. Noting less.  And through these social nights, we built up friendships and comradeship with other guys who live here in Yateley.

 

Social activities

After a couple of years, the pub nights turned into social activities like Go-carting, Golf days, paint balling, shooting, axe throwing etc.

 

The Man Shed

And recently (2014) we decided to call the group ‘The Man Shed’, so as not to be just about going down the pub. Which we still do by the way!

This year (2016) we decided to try and link up other social groups (with a, but not necessarily exclusively male bias), whether that is cycling, photography, cars, motor sport, brewing beer, wood work, keep fit, football, climbing, shooting….. you name it. We are not here to duplicate those groups or replace them, but to build connections between male orientated groups. So there can be cross communication and interaction between groups, with exchange of knowledge and support. I think they call that Community! :)

 

Get involved...

So… If you would like to get involved, whether that is joining The Man Shed Team, coming along to a pub night or activity, or bringing/promoting your group via The Man Shed.  Come and talk to us.

 

We are also looking for anyone with a particular interest, that they would like to share their knowledge, ideas and thoughts on; via an article on this website or by writing a Blog for us.

 

Sponsor us

And lastly, If any local businesses out there would like to sponsor "The Man Shed", we have sponsorship packages to promote your business through us.

 

Please note; We are not trying to replace anything that is already there, we are trying to connect people and fill gaps where we see them.

We wish to promote positive attitudes to living, working and volunteering in the local community. Reaching out to those in need, as well as enjoying life to the full.

To steal a well know phrase "Choose LIFE"

So why not join & check the FaceBook group page often for news & events etc.

Question????

What is your reaction to when someone tells you to..... 
"
Man up"

An important addendum to the above……

A couple of years ago, a friend of mine from my school year, took his own life. A year after that, another guy, and then another and another. I obviously found this very sad and Inexplicable. It was around the second friend taking his life, that I started looking into Male suicide in the UK.

I came across an organisation called the CALM Zone (www.thecalmzone.net), and was deeply shocked by the statistics they published.
 

Statistic like:

  • Suicide is the UK’s single biggest cause of death among men under the age of 45….

    Do you get that? Nothing else kills more men under the age of 45 in the UK than suicide..... nothing!
     
  • Over 76% of all suicides in the UK are Men!
     
  • When men choose to take their own lives, they usually choose a violent brutal method; one which is most likely to result in death.

 

I question myself…. What is wrong with us as a society, that for some men, when in a time of crisis or depression, the only option they see available to them is suicide?

 

I don’t know about you, but that’s not right. There are not many things in this world we or I can influence or do very much about; but I for one cannot sit by and do nothing.

 

So, as well as the Man Shed being a place to go and build community, we want it to be a place of Support, and a place to Talk  See our Mental Health Page

 

Thanks for reading, Graham

Men's Mental Health

Mental Health Issuess?

In recent years, it has become clear that a large proportion of men in our communities, are suffering from Mental health problems, loneliness and a need for comradeship, resulting sometimes.......Continued

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