COFFS HARBOUR WOMEN'S SHED
The Coffs Harbour Women's Shed Project aims to provide the Coffs Harbour community with a women’s only safe-space that combats loneliness and builds self-esteem, by empowering women to develop a variety of skills, share knowledge and improve wellbeing.
The Coffs Harbour Women's Shed Project was initiated by The Lions Club of Coffs Harbour who believe there is a great need to have a safe, supportive and social space where women can talk openly, much like the men’s shed.
In 2020, an increasing level of mental health issues due to isolation, and the need for connection, along with alarming rates of women over 45 at risk of homelessness, gave us a vision and a purpose.
Through a Women's Shed, we aim to connect women from all backgrounds, help them form friendships and support each other to learn new skills and pass on old ones. We hope that through increased self-sufficiency and on-going support, we will see an increase in self-esteem, independence, confidence and employment.
That is why we ultimately decided to launch the Coffs Harbour Women's Shed Project.
We have been busy connecting with other community groups and women's support services that would support or could leverage or integrate with this project.
We are seeking support from local business, sponsors and people willing to contribute to its development.
We are still collecting data to ascertain community interest and participation through our survey (below). Please feel free to complete the survey, register interest, and list any skills and knowledge that you have to share.
“When we invest in women and girls, we are investing in the people who invest in everyone else.”
– Melinda Gates
Create a safe and supportive environment to improve the mental health of women in the Coffs Harbour area.
Construct a sustainable building that enables women to connect, learn and build on and share life skills.
Empower women to take control and become more self-sufficient.
Strengthen and connect existing community networks to provide opportunities for women in our region.
TELL US WHAT YOU NEED
The purpose of the Coffs Harbour Women's Shed is not just to build stuff, it is to build women!
We believe there is a great need to have a safe, supportive and social space in which women from all ages and backgrounds are supported to learn new skills, build confidence and expand their social networks.
Use the survey link below to tell us what you think we need to create this fantastic space to empower and connect women of all ages and backgrounds.