Sean’s Place Angling Club
Fishing has many benefits to improve mental health, especially in men who may be experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression or isolation. It is a fun, relaxed way to spend a Monday evening whilst learning a new hobby and connecting with new people. This session will benefit existing or aspiring anglers to learn new skills and share experiences whilst improving their mental wellbeing. Weekly sessions will vary and will cover all disciplines of angling from catching small fish on light tackle to beating personal bests by catching those monster carp. Our Angling coaches understand the benefits of this past time and the positive impact it can have on mental health and wellbeing which is why we are working with the Angling Trust to train our mentors to become Angling coaches so they can deliver interesting, informative and supportive sessions each week.
This will be the focus of each session to bring people together and enjoy learning new skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.
Each month we will also be providing opportunities to use the skills learnt in our weekly sessions to visit Hurlston Hall Fisheries and put those skills to the test, We enjoy spending the time a the lake to simply relax with new friends and spend time socialising and relaxing whilst also catching a variety of fish species in the beautiful surroundings.
1-2-1 fishing tuition is also available at the lake for our members. This time can be used during particularly challenging periods that may be causing signs of stress and anxiety which would benefit from some additional time outdoors.
Fishing is just one of many activities at Sean’s Place. As well as learning new skills and meeting new people along the way, our fishing sessions can also help you feel relaxed whilst being part of a supportive team.
Why Does Fishing Help Mental health?
Fishing requires lots of focus and awareness. This takes your mind off internal conflict and stress similar to the benefits of meditation. As a result, it helps to reduce anxiety, improve symptoms of depression, and promote relaxation. Below are a few further reasons why fishing is so good for mental health:
- Helps you to become more mindful by being outdoors in beautiful surroundings.
- Helps to increase focus and concentration levels.
- Encourages a therapeutic practice.
- Also benefits physical health.
- Helps to improve social skills.
Contact Sean’s Place
Here at Sean’s Place, we provide and run various activities to encourage better mental health and well-being for all our members. All sessions are completely free of charge, although donations can be made via the website if you would like to make a contribution towards our charity that contributes towards bettering the lives of people and men in need. If you’re interested in booking on for one of our fishing sessions in the coming weeks, please call us or use our contact form.