Debbie is the founder of Sean’s Place – a men’s mental health organisation supporting over 100 men per-week across Liverpool City Region with a team of 25 mental health volunteer mentors.
Debbie created Sean’s Place following the loss of her brother, Sean, to suicide in 2019. Having struggled to find support for her brother, Debbie used her grief to make a change and prevent suicide through providing early intervention support to men suffering with depression, anxiety, stress and isolation.
In just 18 months Debbie has grown Sean’s Place from an idea to one of the most recognised men’s mental health organisations across Liverpool, also contributing to suicide prevention research and regularly speaking at national conferences about her journey to prevent male suicide.
In less than 2 years Sean’s Place has won Charity of the year 2021 in a National Awards ceremony, they are twice Finalists in the Liverpool Echo Awards and are Finalists in the upcoming National Diversity Awards which evidences the impact her service has had on the community so far.