Mental Health Support for Men in Sefton
CHARITY OF THE YEAR 2021
At Sean’s Place our aim is to improve men’s mental health and well-being across Sefton and Liverpool City Region through sessions specifically identified to improve confidence and self-esteem for men whilst reducing symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety. Now more than ever we need to challenge the stigma around male mental health, we do this by providing a place that encourages positive discussions around mental health, in a non clinical, non judgemental setting through a variety of practical, proactive support and programmes.
There are so many other men who feel this way in the community which is why I took 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.
CEO and Founder of Sean’s Place
TV’s Emma Kenny 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.
Our Clincal Ambassador
Our Reason Why
We are determined to use Sean’s story to prevent men feeling like they have no alternative but to take their own life, With waiting lists for mental health services increasing and male suicide at an all time high we want to ensure that men have a safe, non judgemental environment to improve their mental health whilst challenging the stigma and breaking down barriers for men across Sefton.
- 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
Sean’s Place will provide practical proactive mental health support to men in Sefton who are experiencing poor mental health and isolation. We believe suicide is preventable therefor we will challenge the stigma around male mental health and evidence that in the right space, men do talk and the impact talking has in preventing poor mental health.
Create a non-judgemental and welcoming environment that encourages positive discussions around mental health
Provide a practical programme where outcomes include improved confidence and hope for the future
Encourage personal development and goal setting through workshops, training, group support and individual opportunities
Provide opportunities for members to have a voice and use their lived experience to help others through mentoring and steering groups to help shape the organisation
Share awareness through support to organisations and families to ensure the support we provide is continued in the community through positive open discussions around mental illness as well practical solutions when faced with a mental health concern.
Get in touch
If you would like to access support, please complete a self referral form or send us a message via our Access Support page.
If you would like to make a referral on behalf of someone else or you are a medical professional looking to refer someone in your care to us please complete the organisational referral form also found on our Access Support page
If you would like to make a donation, please click here DONATE
Need Urgent Support?
Please visit our Access Support Page for more information about who we can support and how you can access our service. Due to recent high demand for our service there may be a small wait for some services
If you are experiencing intense suicidal thoughts or need urgent support call 999 or attend your nearest A and E department to access professional help. The Urgent Suppor Line is 0800 1456570