• Feeling isolated or lonely?
  • Feeling depressed or down?
  • Feeling bored and uninspired?
  • Keen to learn new practical skills?
  • Or perhaps looking for new friends with similar interests?

If any of the above sound familiar to you or somebody you know, our doors are open.

In the UK, around 1 in 8 men suffer from mental health problems. As men, we know we’re not very good at talking to others when we’re facing difficult times, or perhaps adjusting to a significant change in situation. 

We’ve created this community to help men to connect, converse and create. With activities similar to those of garden sheds, workshops, gardening and cooking – the group is here to reduce loneliness and isolation, but most importantly, have fun.  

Open Thursday and Saturday mornings between 9am and 1pm.

No need to book, just pop in for a coffee and say Hi!

We encourage all local men over 18 to visit the shed a few times when we have sessions between 9am and 1pm on Thursdays and Saturdays. When you are more acquainted with shed life, you can join  as a member. The annual cost for membership is £52 per year, which in value terms is one pound per week. If a single payment would be difficult for you please speak to us. 


Hear from Dorking Men’s Shed Chair; David, as he shares a background to the Shed, why it was set up in 2019 and how it’s continues to help transform lives in the local community. One member shares their journey since joining the Shed and how it has helped.