Mental Health Support for Men in Sefton and Liverpool
Charity of the Year/ Community Organisation of the Year/ Pride of Sefton Award
At Sean’s Place our aim is to improve men’s mental health and well-being across Sefton and Liverpool City Region through support 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
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
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.
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
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