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A narrative review of Men's Sheds literature: Reducing social isolation and promoting men's health and well-being

Wilson, N. J., Cordier, R.,

Academic Literature

2013

The objective of this literature review was to determine the state of the science about the potential for Men’s Sheds to promote male health and well-being. The majority of the literature has emanated from Australian academics and is about older men’s learning in community contexts. The range of variables that might contribute towards best practice in Men’s Sheds has not yet been adequately conceptualised, measured, tested or understood. Future research should be focussed on the health and well-being benefits of Men’s Sheds; it needs to incorporate social determinants of health and well-being within the study designs to enable comparison against other health promotion research. Without this research focus, there is a danger that the potential health and well-being benefits of Men’s Sheds as supportive and socially inclusive environments for health will not be incorporated into future male health policy and practice.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Health and Social Care in the Community

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Community and civic participation, Health and wellbeing

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