Don’t Just Sit There

To mark Mens’ Health Week 2018 the Essex Shed Network was pleased to support Don’t Just Sit There – a fantastic afternoon of entertainment and laughter with award winning comedian John Ryan.

Informative and at times bellyache laughingly funny, John’s connection with the audience and handle on the health issues that men may face made for a tremendous afternoon.

Shedders from across Essex were also entertained by BBC Essex’s Ronnie Barbour who compered and talked about some of his own health challenges in a light and amusing way!

Men and women were given more detail around some men’s health topics delivered by a panel including, Prostate UK and local Prostate and men’s health charity CHAPS, Diabetes UK, Provide and the Samaritans. There was also information on local activities and ways to keep you active and well.

“Very well done. Eye opener” an Essex Shedder

Feedback from the event was positive with the audience going away with a better understanding of what health issues they might encounter and what to do about them.

One Shed lead has been so inspired that he wishes to put on a very similar event in the south of the County… we will keep you posted!

ESN Supports new Mens Health Project

The Essex Shed Network is pleased to support a new social initiative aimed at supporting men to get healthy or stay healthy

BLOKES was launched in Maldon on Saturday and is a new social initiative for men in the Maldon District being set up with a wellbeing twist, it looks to encourage guys to get together to make positive changes in their lives  This new group will host monthly headline events and will help guys get together to share interests or to try something new.

Read more about the launch and project on the Maldon and District CVS website