Our Story

Sean’s Place has been 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 were prescribed to help reduce the 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 have the opportunity to talk about his mental health with others who were feeling experiencing the same. Upon searching for something that he could access there were always barriers such as his age, costs or lengthy waiting lists.

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.

Debbie x

CEO and Founder of Sean’s Place

 We want to ensure that support is available at the earliest opportunity for men in our community, we do this by providing a range of practical, proactive support that is free to access.

Often in life we experience stress, loss, break ups, trauma and loneliness which can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety and feelings of hopelessness and despair, sometimes there may be no reason why we feel the way we do which can cause frustration and feelings of confusion.  The key thing to remember is that help is available.

Mental health is not a one size fits all so support shouldn’t be either. Often, we will all need a helping hand to guide us through difficult times, so we have a range of support to help:

Therapeutic Support– for those who need a space to talk and find ways to cope to work through challenging times.

Social Support– for those who may be experiencing isolation or feelings of being alone and not being able to turn to those around them.

Please visit Our Timetable page for more information

We also support families through our Family Support Group for those who are caring for a loved one and would like to know how they can help too at home. 

 

 

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

Our Mission

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.

 Our Aim

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.

What people say about us.

“As a most wonderful person said to me “mental health is not one size fits all.”
 
This person was Debbie Rogers at Sean’s Place and today gives me another opportunity to say thank you. When long NHS waiting lists, numerous medications and lack of psychology services were not saving my son from what I can only say as the ‘unthinkable’, she was there for all of us.
 
This photo is of us attending an event at Sean’s place; my son joined other brave men to talk about their journey on stage between music, food and entertainment also provided by these incredible men.
 
People who are struggling with mental health can spiral into feeling socially isolated which makes their health increasingly worse. Sean’s Place offers a safe place for men to get social support and therapeutic support in a non-clinical and non-judgemental setting. The warmth and friendliness of the Sean’s Place team saves so many young men from ending up in a dark and lonely place. 
 
The families of these men are supported too. When I thought I had turned over every stone and made every phone call I could possibly make, pleading for help through the channels known to me; I found what I can only express as, this life-saving team of beautiful people.
 
Thank you Sean’s Place”

A testimonial from one of our amazing families

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Please see below our Sean's Place News & Updates October 2023!  We cannot thank you enough for continuing to support Sean's Place, your support is invaluable to all of us.With your help, we have support so many new men, as well as supporting our existing...

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Please see below our Sean's Place News & Events September 2023!  We cannot thank you enough for continuing to support Sean's Place, your support is invaluable to all of us.With your help, we have support so many new men, as well as supporting our existing...

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Please see below all the amazing pictures for an Evening with Sean's Place Thank you to everyone who made it possible, from everyone who brought a ticket to come, to everyone who brought a raffle ticket, to everyone who donated a raffle prizes, to all the staff who...

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Please see below our Sean's Place News & Events August 2023!  We cannot thank you enough for continuing to support Sean's Place, your support is invaluable to all of us.With your help, we have been able to accept over 100 new Sean's Place referrals this month, as...

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Please see below our Sean's Place News & Events July 2023!  We have been able to accept over 100 new Sean's Place referrals during pride month, as well as supporting our existing members and we are looking forward to continuing this support throughout August! ...

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Please see below our Sean's Place News & Events June 2023!  We have been able to accept over 100 new Sean's Place referrals during pride month, as well as supporting our existing members and we are looking forward to continuing this support throughout July!  Thank...

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May Round-Up!We are so pleased to be able to showcase our highlights of May 2023! Find out more about what we have been up to at Sean's Place below...Please see below our Sean's Place News & Events May 2023!  We have been able to accept over 60 new Sean's Place...

Get in touch

 

If you would like to access support, please complete a self referral form or send us a message via our Contact Us 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 Referral page 

 

If you would like to contact us our details can be found on the Contact Us Page

 

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