What is a Men’s Shed?
The UK Men’s Sheds Association say: “Men’s Sheds (or Sheds) are similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary…
The Handbook of Solitude: Psychological Perspectives on Social Isolation, Social Withdrawal, and Being Alone
How to be alone
Social Isolation Predicts Frequent Attendance in Primary Care
Currently, mental health services in the UK are mostly accessed through General Practitioners (GPs), by means of a GP-conducted first assessment of the patient’s mental health. This gives particular relevance to a study reported in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine , the abstract of which…