I’m Debbie Polturak. I facilitate a variety of courses at The Life Rooms including crocheting and photography.
I enjoy encouraging members to find a creative means of expression which can distract them from feeling anxious and alone.
My name is Chris Kirby and
I am a facilitator here at the Life Rooms and, as a fitness instructor, I work on our fitness provision.
I love all kinds of music; I play the guitar and bass and a bit of ukulele.
I became a Learning Facilitator at the end of 2019, having previously volunteered in various capacities for The Life Rooms and Mersey Care. I am passionate about recovery and wellbeing. I’m a keen runner and I love a good pun! I try to use my experiences of mental ill health to inform my facilitating and to help others.
I am a Personal Trainer with personal experience of the amazing benefits that physical exercise can have on my mental health. I have worked with a wide range of clients and I love the feeling of helping people to overcome their barriers to exercise, whether they are physical, mental or emotional. Bringing activity to our lives has lots of benefits and opportunity. I look forward to working with you..
I became a facilitator at The Life Rooms in May 2020, having worked for Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust helping people to achieve their potential whilst supporting wellbeing. I love a huge variety of music, especially experiencing live gigs. I love my football and I am a season ticket holder. I am looking forward to meeting all new and existing Life Rooms members.
I first used Life Rooms in 2016 as a student before volunteering in many roles at Walton and across Mersey Care. I then became a Participation Support Worker before gaining the role of Learning Facilitator. As a former service user, I feel passionately about co-production, responding to people’s needs and promoting hope and empowerment.
My role within the Life Rooms is that of the Vocational Skills Facilitator. I can assist you onto your next stage whether that is volunteering, further education or employment. I have been with the team for 6 years. In my spare time, my passions are: spending time with my family, traveling, learning new things, walking and being eco-friendly.
Hi I’m Michelle and I’ve worked with Life Rooms since the very beginning. I have lived experience of anxiety, bipolar disorder and psychosis. I try to bring honesty to all of my sessions and talk openly about my experiences, and how I work continuously to find balance. I try to keep the courses relaxed, chatty and useful. Other than that, I like long walks in nature with my dog and I love comedy. I'm looking forward to working with you.
I previously worked as a creative arts and photography teacher for a very, very long time. I believe creativity can make a powerful contribution to health and well-being. I have insight, experience and knowledge of mental health and I find my role as a Learning facilitator to be very rewarding and inspiring, and enjoy meeting new people at The Life Rooms. I’m also allotment owner that produces mixed results.
Hello! I previously worked as a creative arts and photography teacher for a very, very long time. I believe creativity can make a powerful contribution to health and well-being. I have insight, experience and knowledge of mental health and I find my role as a Learning Facilitator to be very rewarding and inspiring and enjoy meeting new people at The Life Rooms. I’m also allotment owner that produces mixed results.