March Round-Up!

We are so pleased to be able to showcase our highlights of March 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 March 2023! 

We been able to accept over 100 new Sean’s Place referrals this month, as well as supporting our existing members and we are looking forward to continuing this support throughout April! 

Thank you for being ‘In This Together‘ with us! 

Sean’s Place Stories…

One of our lovely members at Sean’s Place, Michael, completed training in media at the end of 2022 and wanted to use his new skills to share his experience of accessing support. Michael has asked his friends to join him in answering some questions on video to encourage other men to also feel able to reach out for help. In each video they talk about what makes Sean’s Place special to them. We are so proud of Michael and all our amazing members in each video. If you have a few spare minutes, please show the guys some support by watching and commenting, we would really appreciate it!

Our Sean’s Place Stories can also be accessed via our YouTube channel & website! We would love you to check out our latest episodes below!

March Highlights…

Man2Man

We are loving continuing our fabulous Man2Man sessions throughout this month. These sessions take place every Thursday and is a great way to get our guys chatting about all things wellbeing!
Those who attend the Man2Man programme regularly were also lucky enough to be gifted tickets for the Liverpool Legends vs Celtic Legends match on Saturday 25th March.
As well as this, our founder Debbie also made her Live TV debut on LFCTV, alongside Chelcee Grimes & Ian Stirling, talking about the work that Sean’s Place does for guys in our community!
Thank you to the LFC Foundation for giving us such amazing opportunities. 

 After a 6:30am meet up, our Angling Club had a great start to their month at Septhon Farm Fisheries.

Thanks to all your donations and support, all of the fishing equipment and travel is provided to our members so no one has to worry about purchasing expensive equipment to take part. The hardest part is getting out of bed on time😴!
Well done to our mentors Tony and Sam who have worked really hard to make it all happen.

 On Friday 31st March, our members took part in a tour around the Williamson Tunnels to learn more about the history of our fantastic city. During the tour, our guys got to hear more about Joseph Williamson and his work, while exploring the fascinating tunnels that run beneath the Edge Hill area. Thank you to our wonderful mentors, Adele & David, for getting involved and having a great day our with our members! 

Networking Events

We were really grateful to be invited to two great events this month too!

Firstly, we were invited to the Sefton Supported Housing Group Integrated Homelessness Pathway Launch. This was a fantastic event where we were able to hear about other services and their plans for future service delivery and also show others how we can help support this pathway.

Secondly, we were invited to Haydock Racecourse as part of our Transformation work with Merseycare. We are so proud to have created a brilliant partnership with our mental health teams so we can stop people falling through the gaps that can often exist when support comes to an end.
It was so important to us when we created Sean’s Place that this happened and now we are now able to evidence the power of collaboration to provide more effective support for those who need our help. 

Cookery Course

It was great to be back cooking again this month! We loved partnering with May Logan Centre and welcoming Hollie to Sean’s Place to help our guys make some fantastic veggie dishes. The food was delicious too!
Well done to the guys who took part!

Anxiety Workshop

On Friday 24th March, we welcomed the wonderful Lisa Jones into Sean’s Place to help our guys understand anxiety better and learn effective coping mechanisms to help them through difficult times. Thank you Lisa for working with our members to teach them some fantastic stress management techniques. 

Step Forward Programme

We ended the month on a high with our fantastic Step Forward programme led by our lovely mentors Cameron and Charlie. This programme is always filled with positivity and meaningful discussions about life. Thank you guys for always bringing your positive vibes to these sessions! 

Bereavement Support

This month, we also completed another Bereavement Group in partnership with Love Jasmine. This is such a special group to us all, we have received amazing feedback including our members telling us that…

“Having this group has been such a big help as I never felt judged and it has helped me to relax and feel like myself again”
“It has been great to know that others are in the same position as me, I feel so much calmer after sharing my grief” 

We are so proud of everyone who trusts us to support them through their grief.
 The next group will begin in May. Please contact us if you would like more information. 

Additional Support

Do you support a loved one who is struggling with their mental health, did you know that support is also available for you too?

Please take a look at our web page or email georgia@seansplace.org.uk for more information on our Family Support Network

  • This is a non judgmental support group for families who support a loved one with mental health concerns. Your loved one does not have to attend Sean’s Place.
  • You will also receive hypnotherapy to help reduce your stress levels and aid with improved sleep.
  • In week 4 you will also receive suicide prevention training to help you support your loved one at home (optional).
  • The course is completely free!
Here is what our families said about our March programme…
  • “I am feeling less alone with my problems & I have realised I need to take time to think about myself” 
  • “I felt comfortable from the start, I feel like I have known everyone for such a long time!” 
  • “This was a new experience for me, everyone should try it!” 
  • “It is a great blend of being in the moment with like-minded people and also having the hypnotherapy to let go of my worries” 
Email georgia@seansplace.org.uk to book on!

 

Sean’s Place in the Community…

Easter Raffle

One of our fabulous Sean’s Place members, Barry, very kindly organised an Easter Raffle to raise funds for our service. Barry created this fantastic hamper himself and has been selling tickets all month! Well done to our winner Joanne and well done Barry for raising £222 for our service! Thank you to all those who have got involved and bought a ticket 🙂 ! 

Mount Kilimanjaro

We have also had so much unbelievable support from the local community already this year which has been absolutely amazing! 

We had another brilliant & brave fundraiser, Ian, who tackled the climb up Mount Kilimanjaro on 24th February to raise over £2,000 for Sean’s Place! Well done for making it to the top Ian, you are amazing!

Night at the Races

Another huge thank you to Chris who has made such a fantastic effort to create a Sean’s Place Night at the Races on Friday 24th March!
Chris came in to visit Sean’s Place earlier this month and we were thrilled to be able to show him how the money raised will be spent. He also got to meet some of our regular yoga attendees and witness the magic of Sean’s Place first hand. 

Chris has now raised over £1,500, with a lot more to go!
We were so grateful to our fantastic sponsors, the Carpenters Group, for donating a LFC signed Jota shirt for the race night raffle and £200 too!
Chris is currently auctioning a pair of 4 day standard camping tickets for Creamfields North 2023, with all proceeds being donated directly to Sean’s Place!
If you would be interested in getting involved, please email georgia@seansplace.org.uk for more info. 

Snowdon

On the 31st March, Debbie and the team at HybridTec completed a sponsored hike up Snowdon to raise money for Sean’s Place. There has been over £877 raised so far with the total still growing! Well done to everyone who took part!

Lee Park Golf Club

In addition to all this amazing fundraising, we are so honoured to be chosen as the new Ladies Captain Sponsor for 2023 at Lee Park Golf Club! Well done Jan for raising a fantastic £122 at your Drive In! We had a fabulous time visiting the golf course and we are so excited to work with Jan and all the lovely Lee Park Members this year. 

Upcoming Fundraisers...

 

We also have lots of fantastic fundraisers planned to take place in April too including a…
  • Manchester Marathon 
  • Mersey 10K 

We are also thrilled to be back in contact with the team at Decent Donuts who raised money for our service last year. This time, the team have organised a PAY WHAT YOU FEEL day, where they will not be taking payments for all their yummy treats, instead they have asked customers to anonymously donate into the Sean’s Place charity bucket. 
Stay tuned to find out how much was raised by the incredible team at Decent Donuts in next months newsletter! 

We are honoured that amazing people in our community are willing to go through so much effort to raise money for our service. We are so excited to support our wonderful fundraisers throughout April! 

 

Have you ever thought about fundraising?

For the last 3 years we have been able to thrive and support more men than ever before because of the absolutely remarkable support from our community.
If you are considering raising money for a charity this year please get in touch. For example, you could climb a mountain, complete a sponsored walk, hold a charity football match or even host a bake sale in work!  We will support you through your fundraiser and keep you updated about how we use your fundraising money to deliver free and immediate access to support for men in our community.

If you are looking to get involved and begin your fundraising journey with Sean’s Place please get in touch with us by emailing georgia@seansplace.org.uk.

We would love to welcome you in to our Sean’s Place family. 

Get Involved!

Do you want to have more confidence this year, meet new friends and have a positive routine? We have lots of free activities and groups available to learn a new skill, start a new hobby or simply have a coffee with likeminded men.
As well as our therapy service we also have lots of informal, fun programmes available!

We have lots of free activities and groups available to learn a new skill, start a new hobby or simply have a coffee with likeminded men.
Why not join us for our fishing group, fitness classes, yoga, mindfulness, gardening group, training courses or cookery classes?
If you would like more information about how you can get involved, please get in touch using our contact info below…

Ready to get involved?

If you are interested in becoming a Sean’s Place Member, please fill in our self-referral form and we will contact you as soon as possible! 

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