Building little therapy houses

Mount Isa Men's Shed's Richard Lane, Isa Therapy Services' Jennifer O'Neill

Mount Isa Men's Shed's Richard Lane, Isa Therapy Services' Jennifer O'Neill

The good artisans at Mount Isa Men’s Shed are helping more children with disabilities with the recent production of a ‘little house’.

Jennifer O’Neill from Isa Therapy Services approached the group to make the therapy house for a young client.

Little houses are used to help develop spatial awareness in visually impaired young children.

It is the third piece of equipment made by the Men’s Shed for Isa Therapy Services to assist them in their work with young clients.

The Men‘s Shed exists to give men of all ages a place to get together and make things, whether it be carpentry, metal work, computers, or any other hobby.

Many members enjoy sharing their skills and life experiences with others while learning a new craft. 

Occasionally there is an opportunity to help the wider community as in the construction of the Little House.

The Men’s Shed organisation also takes an active role in areas concerning men’s health.

In Mount Isa the Men’s Shed is an active member of the city’s Cancer House Initiative, which provides a single location for organisations dedicated to cancer sufferers and their families.

Mount Isa Men’s Shed is located on the ground floor of Cancer House on Alma Street.

You can find ‘George's Men's Shed’ on Facebook or just drop in on Saturdays, around lunch time to get a firsthand look at the facility and talk to members.

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