Our Story

Sean’s Place is being established due to losing my brother Sean in 2019 who was just 34 years old after a long battle with mental health. Sean was the most amazing person who was kind and caring, hilarious without meaning to be and loved by so many. However, despite all of this, Sean struggled with his confidence and self-esteem and became socially isolated which contributed to his mental health becoming increasingly worse. Whilst counselling and medication helped him with symptoms of his illness, it didn’t tackle the social issues of loneliness, not having anyone who fully could understand how he was feeling or having the support he needed to access opportunities in the community. Upon searching for something that he could access there were always barriers such as his age, costs or waiting lists.

 

There are so many other men who feel this way in the community which is why I have taken the steps to create my own service that has everything I was looking for to support Sean. I will now provide this service, in Sean’s memory, to help others.

 

Thank you for the continued support.

Debbie x

CEO and Founder of Sean’s Place

 

Our Ambassador

Emma Kenny is the official ambassador for Sean’s Place. Emma chose to support Sean’s Place as she is passionate about creating proactive support in the prevention of suicide and poor mental health. Emma is the resident psychologist on ITV’s This Morning, a regular host on BBC radio 1 and Scala radio plus Closer magazine’s Life Columnist .Emma uses her platform to offer expert advice and guidance to viewers and listeners.

As our Ambassador, Emma will provide workshops for those who access our service and will support us in research and training that will be used to inform, educate and empower others to support those around them with their mental health.

Thank you to Emma for taking the time to support us and for sharing her knowledge with us to inspire, educate and develop the service we provide.

 

What we do

 

  • Art
  • Mindfulness
  • Fitness
  • Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
  • Holistic Therapies and Nutrition
  • Group talking sessions
  • Qualifications and Training
  • Cookery 
  • Green Therapy
  • Woodwork workshops
  • Music lessons
  • Health checks
  • Fishing
  • Day trips and events.

Once per month we have a Family Support Network where families who support someone with their mental health can come and join us for a coffee, training, advice and support. See our News section for more information

In This Together!

 

What services do we provide?

All sessions at Sean’s Place have been chosen due to their ability to improve confidence and self-esteem, whilst reducing symptoms of stress and anxiety. During the sessions you will learn techniques that can support you at home and in the workplace, additionally, you will learn new skills and connect with others as sessions can be delivered as group sessions or one-to-one if required. All sessions are completely free of charge, although donations can be made via the website if you would like to make a contribution.

Who else does this affect?

Sean’s Place specifically aims to provide Early Intervention which will work
towards the prevention of poor mental health and male suicide.

  • Just over three out of four suicides (76%) are men, with suicide the biggest
    cause of death for men under 35.
  • Men have measurably lower access to the social support of friends, relatives and community.
  • Mental Health resulted in 72 million work days lost per year
  • 70-75% of people with diagnosed with a mental health condition receive no treatment at all.

News and Events

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

This year we marked World Suicide Prevention Day by hearing the stories of four of our incredible members, Alan, Michael, Ian and John, They bravely shared their journey of what bought them to Sean's Place and how they feel since they have been accessing our support....

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How To Support Men’s Mental Health

How To Support Men’s Mental Health

Here at Seans Place, our aim is to improve mental health and well-being amongst men that are struggling. Predominantly, we do this through group sessions and working with individuals to reduce anxiety, depression, stress and isolation. This is a community where we...

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Suicide Prevention Alliance

Suicide Prevention Alliance

Last week we were delighted to announce we are now part of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance, this means we can contribute towards reducing suicide not just locally but also nationally. At Sean's Place everything we do is designed to work towards suicide...

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New Fitness class!

New Fitness class!

We are delighted to announce that from this Friday evening we are able to provide fitness classes for our members that will also incorporate elements of Thai Boxing thanks to our amazing coach Sunil from Team Elite. This will be a huge asset to our timetable due to...

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Family Support Network

Family Support Network

We are delighted to be able to provide to you a Family Support Network. This will enable parents/wives/husbands/siblings/partners/sons/daughters an opportunity to develop their understanding of mental illness, learn how to support their loved one at home and build a...

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We are back!

We are back!

We have had a fantastic first week back at Community by Nature enjoying our sessions face to face. Although Sean's Place never fully closed as we kept our members busy with online activities, peers support groups via Whatsapp and well-being parcels, it has been great...

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Team Training

Team Training

      We are delighted to have teamed up with the training organisation Training Unlimited who have provided a programme of learning for the team at Sean's Place. We are so grateful to the team who gave their time during evenings and weekends to take...

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Launch of Fishing Group

Launch of Fishing Group

Recently we met with Don and Doug from Lady Green Fisheries in Formby who have been so kind and are allowing us to hire their lake once per month for sole use. It's a beautifully relaxing place with loads of space for picnics and chilling if fishing isnt your...

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Sean’s Place in isolation

Sean’s Place in isolation

During the period when the world was forced into isolation we knew that this would be a challenging period for anyone struggling with their mental health. Our team tried really hard to ensure that we kept in touch with out members through our peer support Whatsapp...

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Thank you for your support!

We have had lots of amazing support from our community especially from  Community by Nature who have donated the use of their building while we build Sean’s Place and also thank you to our wonderful team who have also donated their time to run their amazing sessions and volunteer each week. Without them we wouldn’t have made it this far in such a short space of time, we are extremely grateful.

We have been invited to take part in  podcasts with the focus on men’s mental health. You can listen to our podcasts via our social media pages however here are the links for talks with Leanne Campbell from Ladies of Liverpool here,  and with Mick Coyle at Radio City Talk here

We have had amazing support from people running marathons, putting on events, mountain climbing and sponsored walks, all to raise vital funds and awareness for Sean’s Place.Thank you so much for every bit of support we have had and are still receiving, it is really appreciated.

If you would like to support us please email info@seansplace.org.uk and let us know.