Activity Highlights 2022 – 23

Please see below for more information and video links from our latest activities.

Art Class

Big Thank You to Victoria Gallery, our members enjoyed a guided tour of the Jamaica Making Exhibition with curator Dr. Emma Roberts arranged by Learning Assistant Vikky. Members thought it was very educational and interesting.

Sessional worker Izzy led our art class for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022. She told them about her experiences of Loneliness and how Art can help so much with this!

Days Out / Coffee Mornings

We have now restarted our Wednesday days out, we are back visiting places such as West Kirby, Southport, New Brighton etc. Members are very pleased to be getting out and about again. We are also holding coffee mornings/awareness sessions in person, acknowledging days such as Brew Monday, Time to Talk, Diabetes awareness, Mental Health Awareness Week etc.

Big Thanks to Mersey Care’ Engagement Team who helped fund a trip to Chester to meet and get to know our service users, carers, volunteers and staff, 50 people enjoyed a beautiful day out.

Thanks to funding from Central Liverpool Primary Care Network we visited Port Sunlight, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Garden Centre, Walker Art Gallery and Museum of Liverpool. Our members had a beautiful day exploring thank you so much.

Training / Life Skills

15 of our volunteers & service users completed 8 weeks of learning with eduk8 Training in the following subjects: First Aid/Mental Health First Aid/Basic Counselling/Food Hygiene/Health and Safety & Safeguarding.

Our members enjoyed the cookery course with Michelle at Baytree Catering. 

Celebrations / Events

Thank you to all our staff and especially our volunteers. They worked so hard at our cultural event celebrating diversity with our members from all over the world who have made Britain their home, everyone had a brilliant day!

Our BAMER Family Service arranged a volunteer appreciation lunch. Thank you so much to all of our amazing volunteers, we appreciate you and everything you do for Mary Seacole House and it’s members.. you are all superstars.

Thanks to Leon Jakeman at YMCA Together for organising the fundraising fitness event for Mary Seacole House in partnership with Lifestyles Gyms. You can watch our short video of the event here – Fundraising Fitness Day (full picture album on our Facebook page)

We also took part in a radio interview to promote the event – BBC Radio Merseyside interview for World Mental Health Day 2022 Fundraising Fitness event – YouTube

We acknowledged the Hindu Festival of Lights – Diwali, our members came together to celebrate a day of new beginnings and light over darkness.

Umeed Video Launch

Thanks to Ideal Programme we took part in their Dementia Toolkit ‘Living your life with hope’. We worked in partnership to create this video Meet UMEED: Keeping culture at the heart of dementia – YouTube, sharing how our peer support group has helped raise awareness for many people in the community around the stigma of dementia, educating people on how to spot the signs and symptoms. The video highlights the importance of culture and identity in living well with dementia.