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Bury St Edmunds Men’s Shed hold stall in arc Shopping Centre for Mental Health Awareness Week





A community group recognised men’s mental health by holding a stall in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday.

The stall was set up by Bury St Edmunds Men’s Shed in Charter Square in the arc Shopping centre as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

It was an opportunity for members of the community group to show off their woodworking skills and encourage new people to join.

Bury St Edmunds Men’s Shed hosted a stall in the arc Shopping Centre to recognise men’s mental health. Pictured: Bob Finch, Calvin Joslin, chairman Brian Fell, Matthew Whyte and Colin Knight. Picture: Mecha Morton
Bury St Edmunds Men’s Shed hosted a stall in the arc Shopping Centre to recognise men’s mental health. Pictured: Bob Finch, Calvin Joslin, chairman Brian Fell, Matthew Whyte and Colin Knight. Picture: Mecha Morton

Chairman Brian Fell said: “Men can get quite isolated, especially later in life if they lose a wife or a partner. They can become lonely and introverted.

“There’s a lot of men out there who do things on their own in their workshop and that can be quite a lonely business so hopefully what we’re doing is providing a forum for people to get together.”

“It’s very much a meeting place where people can be creative. People can make friends by coming along. You don’t have to be a woodworker or anything specific. You can come for a chat, a cup of tea and a biscuit or you can even come to play cards.”

The group could potentially do some horticultural work for a day care centre in Hollow Road if there is enough interest from members.

The group are looking for people to take on roles to ensure the Men’s Shed can continue its work. Anyone who is interested should contact: Email: shedheadsbse@gmail.com