New PartnershipBootle fc, lfc foundation and Sean's pLACE
We are delighted to announce our partnership with Bootle FC where we are proud sponsors of their team kit and begin a new 10 week Football programme delivered by LFC Foundation at their beautiful grounds. Its an an honour to join forces with both teams to support men’s mental health.
A statement from Bootle Football Club read
“Bootle Football Club is proud to announce a new partnership between our men’s football teams and Sean’s Place, a men’s mental health charity located on Stanley Road in Bootle.
Men’s mental health has traditionally been a topic that is hard to tackle, with suicide being the biggest killer in men under the age of 49. As a club that is predominantly made up of men, damning statistics like this cannot be overlooked with no fightback action taken.
In more recent times, charities like Sean’s Place have taken proactive steps in breaking down the stigma around men’s mental health by providing hands on support to those who need it most.
Sean’s Place was established by Debbie Rogers in 2019 after she lost her brother Sean, who was only 34 years old, after a long battle with mental health. Their aim is to improve men’s mental health and well-being across Sefton and the Liverpool City Region through sessions specifically identified to improve confidence and self-esteem for men whilst reducing symptoms of depression, stress, and anxiety. You can find out more about the charity by clicking on their website here.
Debbie the CEO and founder of Sean’s Place had this to say about our exciting new partnership…
“Working with organisations that have a predominantly male community is so important to us at Sean’s Place, We hope together we can encourage more men to recognise when they need support and to understand that it’s ok to ask for help.
Bootle FC are doing a lot of positive work in the community and we are proud to be their shirt sleeve sponsor for the 2021/22 season”
As part of this partnership Sean’s place will be the shirt sleeve sponsor on our home, away and 3rd kit for the 2021/22 season, the charity will also provide support and education to the club through various campaigns and events during the season.
In addition to this, Bootle F.C have teamed up with Sean’s Place and the LFC Foundation to provide weekly football sessions here at the Berry Street Garage Stadium, as part of a 10-week mental health programme.
Everyone associated with Bootle Football Club is motivated to provide the right support around the mental health of its staff, players, and supporters through this partnership with Sean’s Place”