Be Safe Be Well Mens Sheds

Membership Referrals

*COVID 19 Update- January 2022* Owing to the current COVID -19 restrictions the joining instructions have temporarily changed to those detailed below, as follows:

*Walking Groups Open Now to non-members* Walking groups are open to both members and non-members (male) and are a great way to meet Mens Shed members prior to joining. The walking groups are subject to both interest and weather, therefore please contact a member of staff for further details before referring your patient to this group.

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 for all staff member contact details 

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 Sheds are open to all men aged 25+ irrespective of ethnic identity, ability, age, community background, race, nationality, sexual orientation, marital status or religion.

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 contracted 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