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Author: Gordon Barnaby

Whitianga community Menzshed project – We Need Your help

However, retirement for many is also a time of emotional and mental turmoil as they adjust to a life that no longer revolves around the routines, social connections, and expectations of a career. This change can unfortunately bring about feelings of social isolation, a lack of purpose, a decline in self-belief and self-worth. Sadly, older males (men over 50) are over-represented in statistics around suicide ideation. The Menzshed is founded on the understanding of the need to address men’s health. It fosters a culture of connectedness and friendships, and a sense of belonging where men feel...

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