Neil Angus MP, State Member for Forest Hill today joined with Dave Rogers, Principal of Forest Hill College and Andrew Hill, Executive Pastor from Crossway Church at the official opening of the Forest Hill College/Crossway Men’s Shed.
The Men’s Shed is a joint community initiative between Forest Hill College and local East Burwood church, Crossway. Sited on the grounds of Forest Hill College, the shed aims to provide an opportunity for men to meet, make social connections and become involved in projects to make a positive contribution to the local community.
“I am delighted to join with representatives from Forest Hill College and Crossway today to open this fantastic new community facility. Men’s health and wellbeing continues to be an issue for our community and this facility will provide another opportunity for men to get together in a relaxed and non-threatening environment’’, Mr Angus said.
Forest Hill College Principal, Dave Rogers, said “Forest Hill College understands its role as a significant member of the local community and is delighted to be able to support the issue of men’s mental health and wellbeing through this partnership. Forest Hill College knows that investing resources and time into health proactively ensures really positive impacts on the lives of those in the community.”
“Crossway is very pleased to enter into this important partnership with Forest Hill College which we know will have substantial impact and benefits for the local community”, Mr Hill said.
“Having a men’s shed in the local community has been part of Crossway’s vision for the past few years. This partnership with Forest Hill College gives us the opportunity to serve the community in this crucial area of men’s mental health. I am personally excited about this opportunity to bring hope to men who currently do not have a strong point of connection in the community.” Mr Hill said.