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Friday, May 11, 2012
Two local Men's Sheds stand to benefit from community grants courtesy of the NSW Government.

The Minister for Mental Health and Western NSW Kevin Humphries and the Member for Dubbo Troy Grant presented representatives from the Yeoval and Peak Hill Men's Sheds with $10,000 cheques today.

The grants will provide vital financial support to enable these important community organisations to continue the fight against mental health issues.

"Men's Sheds do a remarkable job in providing men with a place to go to blow off steam, talk to others about health issues and basically get active and participate in the community," said Mr Grant.

"Most men have learned from our culture that they don’t talk about feelings and emotions. Physical or mental illness, retrenchment or relationship breakdown are just some of the problems that men find it hard to deal with on their own. But barriers are slowly being broken down and that's why I cannot speak highly enough of the work Men's Sheds do in the community."

Minister Humphries said he was delighted to assist in obtaining the funding because he knows what a significant contribution Men's Sheds make to the community.

"When one takes into account how family members lives' are touched by Men's Sheds, the contribution they make to our society is truly amazing," said Mr Humphries.

There are an estimated 185 Men's Sheds operating in New South Wales and 400 nationally, representing approximately 30,000 men. 

Media: Belinda Strahorn 0412345278

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