Latrobe Health Assembly

Men’s Shed Field Officer

09.01.2020

Project Objectives

Recruitment for the Men’s Shed Field Officer position has begun with further updates to be provided in future editions of this report.

Across the Latrobe Valley community organisations and Men’s Sheds have become an integral part of local communities and they are continuing to work with men, and at times women, assisting them to re-engage with the community and to feel valued.

The project will employ a Latrobe Valley Field Officer to work with lo­cal men, Men’s Sheds and other men’s groups across Latrobe City to achieve healthier outcomes, both mental and physical. The Officer will focus on assisting and engaging with men who have been affected by the downturn of employment in the Latrobe Valley, and their families.

The Field Officer will work closely with Men’s Sheds in Toongabbie, Traralgon, Traralgon South, Boolarra, Churchill, Moe, Newborough and Morwell. The officer will liaise with Sheds that have had men referred from the Latrobe Valley or who have worked in the Latrobe Valley and been made redundant or depressed due to the industrial and other changes in the Valley.

Status Update