Woodwork for wellbeing

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Relaxed woodwork session for men aged 18+, meeting weekly to learn new skills.

No experience necessary - come along to have a go at craft, model making, DIY techniques, group and individual projects.

10 spaces available // Please email woodworkforwellbeing@gmail.com or ring Alex on 07877 550 961 to sign up or for more information.









Woodwork for Wellbeing is about bringing men together to socialise in a relaxed environment - it is great to watch people gain confidence and grow their skills

’’We have started this project because we are all passionate about woodwork and the benefits it can have on the wellbeing of people of all ages. Why? 

A) It's great fun! 

B) Making things and doing anything with a tangible outcome is excellent for our mental health, sense of achievement and accomplishment.

C) Design Technology is slowly becoming less important in schools and receiving less funding, meaning practically-focused students are not being given the much-needed opportunities to explore their practical and creative skills. 

D) Trades and Engineering fields are in much need of young people who are practically minded.

E) Young people are spending more and more time inside on a screen, with less real-time interaction

F) We can go on if you want us to, but we think you get the point...’’


Meet the tutors

Alex is a woodworker, carpenter, passionate about making things and how making things is good for you. He had a previous career in practical CSR projects, worked on humanitarian building projects. have a degree in architecture and love making things of all sizes out of wood, inside and out.

Barney is a keen woodturner and DT teacher at a SEN School, passionate about woodwork and community projects.

Paul is a furniture maker and experienced youth worker. He runs young offenders projects in Cambridge.