April 2020 2508 HMS Article

April 2508 HMS Article

We were so pleased to have Marie Alessi visit the Men’s Shed and share her journey about losing her husband Rob in 2018. Grief and loss can be a life-changing experience, and as part of our primary focus on Men’s Health, Marie’s sensitive understanding into ways to successfully Love Life after Loss, whether it be a loved one, a position in life, or a dream that may no longer be achieved, was invaluable.

Some keys she shared were:

Make your first thought of the morning to be not about replacing your lost loved one with someone else, but about filling that hole with love and joy and happiness to others.

Recognise what exactly you have lost when the loved one has gone.

And invite life and happiness back into your life as a tribute to your loved one, yourself and those with you.

The Men’s Shed is growing well, with new members joining up each month, each bringing fresh insights, skills, life experiences and stories to share. And jokes. We are very excited to be installing the new Helensburgh Station Sign at the Glowworm Tunnel for Helensburgh Landcare, carrying out repairs on very old church pews, restoring beautiful old chairs and continuing to enhance and improve our workshops to make your Men’s Shed a great place to be.

COVID-19 Update; currently the Shed is operating normally, with Government Health Precautions in place. We are directing members who have recently been overseas or been in contact with someone who is ill, or if they have low immunity, to not attend the Shed. More info from the Shed Manager each day.

For news and information visit our website,

helensburghmensshed.org.au   or   info@helensburghmensshed.org.au

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