*COVID 19 Update- May 2021* Owing to the current COVID -19 restrictions the joining instructions have temporarily changed to those detailed below, as follows:
Be Safe Be Well Mens Sheds have commenced a phased reopening of the Mens Sheds which they manage in the Causeway Coast and Glens Area: namely Limavady, Foreglen, Portstewart and our Coleraine based Mens Sheds Laurel Hill and Cornfield.
*Walking Groups Open Now to non-members* Walking groups in Limavady and Coleraine, are open to both existing members and those wishing to join one of the sheds as a new member.
The walking groups will take place in Limavady every Monday @10:00 and then in Coleraine every Wednesday at 10:30. The location of the walk is changeable every week and is published on our Facebook page every week. You can also check the location with the relevant member of staff – Limavady Jamie Vinnicombe and Coleraine Taylor.
*Mens Shed membership * If you would like to refer a patient or service users to one of our Mens Sheds, please contact a member of staff detailed below for details of opening days and times and to arrange a time for you to visit the shed. The visit will include a welcome and introduction to the shed by a member of staff , a tour of the shed , an update of COVID 19 requirements/regulations, a member registration document and a list of activities which you can sign up for (this should last no longer than 1 hour) . Our sheds are free to join. *Please read membership referral criteria below*
Designated Mens Shed contacts: *Click here
Limavady Mens shed: Catherine Taylor or Jamie Vinnicombe
Cornfield Mens Shed (Ballysally, Coleraine): contact: David McNamara
Laurel Hill Mens Shed (Churchlands, Coleraine): Contact Catherine Taylor or Noel McKeever
Portstewart Mens Shed : contact Jamie Vinnicombe
Foreglen Mens Shed : Jamie Vinnicombe
*Membership Referral Criteria*
Membership of Be Safe Be Well Mens Shed is open to all men aged 25+ irrespective of ethnic identity, disability, age, political party, nationality, sexual orientation, marital status or religion. We welcome members with mild learning disabilities.
New members are always welcome. However, there may be occasions when it is deemed that for specific reasons Be Safe Be Well Mens Shed does not cater for the specific needs of an individual wishing to join.
We welcome men aged 25+ to join our sheds. We welcome men with physical disabilities or mild mental health conditions and also men with mild learning disabilities. We are a registered charity and funded by the community, we are not funded by Health and Social Care Trusts and therefore are not a statutory or health service provider. We cannot therefore provide any individual care and we expect all members to be independent and to manage their own health conditions whilst attending our Mens Sheds. When making a referral to our Mens Sheds we require full disclosure of your patient/clients medical conditions prior to joining to ensure that the individual meets with our referral criteria and fits within the criteria of the sheds risk assessments. We also require all members to disclosure all criminal record details, as detailed in the member registration document, acceptance of their membership to our Mens Shed will be at the discretion of the Be Safe Be Well Mens shed staff.
We cannot unfortunately offer transport to and from our Mens Sheds, however you may be eligible for affordable/accessible transport via North Coast Community Transport or Translink .
Go to our Sheds page for details on each of the 5 locations