Sheds Ag Siúl
Since it’s foundation, the Get Ireland Walking initiative has always put a strong emphasis on partnership work. The Irish Men’s Sheds Association and their Sheds for Life initiative have become a strong partner in our promotion of walking in men. This partnership has the aim of achieving mutual goals of increasing walking participation and in turn the physical, mental and social health of shedders in Ireland.
Walking Toolkit for Men’s Sheds
Walking has been shown to have great health benefits including benefits to our physical, mental and social wellbeing. Last year we approached a number of sheds and asked their opinions about walking and the supports that they may require walk more often.
Based on this process, we have compiled a toolkit that is available for every shed in Ireland. The toolkit includes hats, high-vis vests, information leaflets and a toolkit booklet signposting to available resources. We hope that this in some way that the removes some of the barriers that are in the way of men walking.
To register for your shed’s FREE walking toolkit, you can visit www.getirelandwalking.ie/registeryourmensshed and complete a short form. If you would rather phone us on 016251109 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org please do so. We will ask you a few simple questions about the number of shedders in your shed. We will then pack up your toolkit with all of your free goodies and send to your men’s shed.
Sheds Ag Siúl Pilot Walking Programme
Get Ireland Walking and The Irish Men’s Shed Association has been working with Local Sports Partnerships in Dublin and Cork and the Irish Heart Foundation in Cork to deliver a walking workshop and an 8-week walking programme for interested men’s sheds. Initial feedback shows that this workshop is informative and enjoyable and we look forward to reaching more men’s sheds with this workshop and walking programme.