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.

Our Sessions

6pm – 7pm Mindfulness

Come with an open mind.

Learn breathing techniques to manage your stress and anxiety.

Learn how to be in the moment and find moments of peace.

Improve your well being and create a positive mindset.

7pm-8pm Mental Health Support Workshops

 

Each week we have guest speakers join us to deliver sessions that are designed to open conversations and provide techniques to support you with improving self esteem, building confidence, reducing anxiety and managing your mental well being.

.These sessions are relaxed and confidential, it is an opportunity to learn from others experiences but also to talk about your own journey and how it can help others.

6pm – 8pm Coffee and Connect

Enjoy our chill out area and simply have a cup of tea and a chat.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Available by appointment – please contact us for further details. This session is solution focused and can help with anger management, stress, smoking, anxiety plus much more.

 6.00pm- 8.00pm

Sean’s Place Fishing Club

Sean’s Place fishing club is the ultimate group for anyone interested in Angling or would like to give it a go.

Weekly sessions will cover rig making, fish specifications, bait mixing, techniques, fishing disciplines and most of all time to relax and  enjoy good conversations and learning a new skill.

Tea and coffee is provided.

Once per month on Saturdays, the fishing group will have the opportunity to visit Lady Green Fisheries and enjoy social days by the lake testing out their techniques in the beautiful surroundings of the grounds.

 

 

 

 10.30am – 2.30pm Outdoor Learning Course

(in partnership with Community by Nature)

(8 week course) . Includes Bushcrafts, Natural Arts, Cooking outdoors. Participants also receive Food Hygiene and First Aid certificates 

1.00pm – 2.30pm Relaxed Session

Sessions are relaxed and stripped back to ensure that those who need additional support can take part in art and cookery amongst other sessions in a carefully adapted and inclusive environment. The aim is to give those who need support with their mental health and wellbeing access to support in a way that is adapted to support those who require a relaxed, calm environent.

Coffee and Connect

Enjoy our chill out area and simply have a cup of tea and a chat.

 

 

Tuesday Evening

6pm – 7pm Guitar Sessions with Neil

Take part in our relaxed sessions and learn basic guitar skills and creative writing.

 

7pm -8pm Cookery Workshops

Get creative in the kitchen, learning techniques and bringing ideas and recipes together.

 

6pm – 8pm Coffee and Connect

Enjoy our chill out area and simply have a cup of tea and a chat

 

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Available by appointment – please contact us for further details. This session is solution focused and can help with anger management, stress, smoking, anxiety plus much more.

 

7.30pm – 8.30pm Online Meditation Session

 

We have introduced this online session due to the success during the lockdown period, you can relax and unwind in the comfort of your own home whilst still interacting with others and taking part.

 

This session is a combination of gentle chair based movement with breathing techniques designed to help with sleep, anxiety and low mood. This session is delivered via Zoom, participants will be sent a link each week which will give access to the class. You do not need to have your camera switched on if this helps you to feel more comfortable however you will still be able to see some friendly recognisable faces on the screen so you still feel part of the group. 

 

News

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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Launch of Sean’s Place Cook Book

Launch of Sean’s Place Cook Book

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Sean’s Place cook book which includes many of our favourite recipes and hints and tips for our members to recreate the dishes at home too.

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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.