Seacroft Men’s Group
Tuesdays 10-12.30 at Denis Healey Centre
Seacroft Men’s Group is a weekly meet up for men to chat with other men, play games, have a laugh and eat a freshly cooked meal together.
Seacroft Men’s Group started in 2010 and has a strong group who come regularly. Through the years the group have done a range of activities in response to its member’s needs including day trips, sports sessions, barbeques, communal cooking, arts activities and outings and even performing in community productions at Leeds Playhouse. Buddying systems are encouraged within the group and many participants have met up and socialised outside the structured weekly workshops, reporting that this has helped reduce their isolation and impacted positively on their mental health.
As a group they co-produced a Recipe Book ‘Winter Warmers’ which includes stories from the group, tips about winter wellbeing and quotes.
Quote from Men’s Group participants:
“I was nervous when I first came to group but my confidence increased. I engaged in the community via the group, I now attend LS14 where I volunteer. It reduced my isolation through attending the men’s group.”
“When I wake up, I am down. When I come to the group, I am stress free.”
“I’m so glad that you came and knocked on my door so that I came along. I would have been gutted if I’d have missed this.”
"I never thought I could do this. When I smoked, I couldn't have done this. I'm really pleased."