=IMPORTANT NOTICE (14/11/2023)
The Anthony Seddon Centre has almost returned to it’s full activity programme following flood damange. This week (wc/ 13th November 2023) we will be running the whole timetable, with the exception of Tea and Toast (14th – am), Sewing (17th – am) and Guitar Jamming (17th – pm). All other activities are running as advertised.
The Anthony Seddon Centre is open from 9:30am-12pm and 12:30pm– 4:30pm, Monday through Friday*. We run a programme of activities at this time; please see what’s on for further information. Contact us for further information on any of our services or to book in.
Reception is contactable between these times: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 376 4439. If you are not able to get through on the phone, please leave a voicemail with your name, number, and the reason for your call and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Our drop-in sessions run from 1pm to 3pm, Monday through Friday.
* 9.30am-12.30pm, Mondays and Wednesdays – The Anthony Seddon Centre is closed. Reception will be open from 12.30pm.
We are a Peer Support Mental Health Charity, providing a safe environment for you to come and chat. We do not offer counselling or therapy, but what we can do is offer a friendly, welcoming environment and listen extremely well. Plus we make a great cup of tea!
If we aren’t the right place for you, we endeavour to ensure you leave us with the information you need to find the correct service and support for you.
In the event of a crisis, please use one of the contacts on our Crisis Support Page
Anthony was a lovely, warm young man with a brilliant sense of humour and a smile that could light up a room. He was popular, energetic, and intelligent, but sadly struggled with bipolar disorder from the age of 18.
Anthony struggled with a 12-year battle with the disorder, during which he was constantly in and out of the hospital, sometimes struggling to cope with the debilitating side effects of strong medications.
Anthony died by suicide on 31st March 2013. He was just 30 years old.
The Anthony Seddon Centre
Anthony’s family struggled to access adequate support in the aftermath of his death and vowed to continue his legacy by helping others in similar situations and by educating the wider population about mental health.
This has grown into what it is today, The Anthony Seddon Fund, through the sheer hard work and determination of Anthony’s family and all the dedicated volunteers over the last 10 years. If you’d like to see our journey from the start, please check out Our Journey Page.
The trustees, staff, and volunteers all bring their own lived experience into the mix to support people who are living with long-term mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders and PTSD.
Almost 10 years later, we are embedded in our local community, delivering a range of activities from our Centre and using our voice to influence mental health services and suicide prevention at the local and Greater Manchester levels.
The Aims of The Anthony Seddon Fund
- To provide a safe space that promotes social interactions and support networks to aid prevention, recovery and management of any mental health issue
- To positively influence service provision for those affected by mental health issues and their families, friends and carers by actively promoting and representing the views of people with lived experience
- To work in partnership with other organisations and agencies in meeting these objectives