YPAS Alternative to Crisis External Evaluation Report

12 September 2023

Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) has offered a drop-in service from its Liverpool City Centre hub for over 55 years. It has considerable experience working with children and young people in high levels of distress and with complex needs.

Reviewing mental health provision for 16-25-year-olds in Liverpool

5 July 2023

As identified by the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Board’s Strategic Partnership, a priority for Liverpool is to review and strengthen the current 16-25 mental health services provision and access. Merseyside Youth Association’s RAISE Mental Health Promotion Team is hosting a series of consultations with young people. The team are also […]

Local Offer LIVE 2023

7 June 2023

When: Wednesday, 5th July 2023. Where: Guild at the University of Liverpool In a partnership between Liverpool City Council and LivPaC, this year’s Local Offer LIVE will take place at the Guild at the University of Liverpool on Wednesday, 5th July 2023. This year’s Local Offer LIVE event is a great opportunity for parents, caregivers, and young people […]

Suicide Prevention Advisory Group: Students Wanted

5 June 2023

Merseyside Youth Association’s RAISE Team, in partnership with Liverpool City Council Public Health, Mersey Care and Champs Public Health Collaborative, are inviting students to join a new suicide prevention advisory group. The group will work with the team to explore and review the range of suicide prevention and safety plan training and resources currently available. […]

Mental Health Awareness Week in Liverpool: Public Health Department Update

15 May 2023

Mental Health Awareness Week, which is run by the Mental Health Foundation, is from 15 to 21 May, 2023, and this year the theme is Anxiety.

Mental Health Awareness Week

3 May 2023

On the theme of ‘anxiety’, this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is from 15 to 21 May On this page you’ll find details of events and activities to get involved with during Mental Health Awareness Week.

Coping with Exam Stress Support

3 May 2023

The RAISE Team, along with The Liverpool Learning Partnership and the Mental Health Support Teams, have produced some pre-recorded sessions for Year 11s and Sixth Formers based on the idea of Coping with Exam Stress. The short edit is 22 minutes long, and the longer edit is 36 minutes and contains some ideas for activities […]

Help at hand – if betting didn’t go as planned

18 April 2023

In the wake of the world’s favourite horse race for online betting, a campaign is imploring those with a potential issue with gambling to contact support services and address gambling-related harms – an issue that is costing Britain £413 million per year*.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) 2024 Training

20 March 2023

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most significant and innovative recent developments for treating trauma-related conditions and adverse life experiences. This opportunity is for professionals to be trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

Liverpool’s eighth children’s mental health NOW Festival

25 January 2023

Children and young people across Merseyside came together to perform in the city’s eighth annual NOW Festival during Children’s Mental Health Week.

Children’s Mental Health Week 2023

6 January 2023

Take part in Children’s Mental Health Week, and help make a difference to the lives of children and young people across the UK. Established by Place2Be, Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 will take place from 6-12 February 2023. This year’s theme is Let’s Connect. There are free resources for primary-age and secondary-age children and young people to […]

Alder Hey CAMHS has moved

2 November 2022

All Eating Disorder Services, the CAMHS Crisis Care Team, and some Liverpool Fresh CAMHS appointments, are now run from the new Catkin Building (adjacent to the Institute in the Park, just off Eaton Road).

Mini-Hack Sessions: Community, Racism & Diversity and Education

17 October 2022

Merseyside Youth Association’s RAISE Team are working in partnership with the Targeted services for young people’s team in Liverpool City Council to host a series of ”mini-hacks”.

Nurturing Empathy Before Transition Project – gets underway in Merseyside

21 September 2022

The Nurturing Empathy Before Transition (NEBT) project is a 3-year independent evaluation of the Roots of Empathy programme. The evaluation is being conducted by Sheffield Hallam University, and the project is resourced by the Youth Endowment Fund.

Help Us Design a Whole School Approach to Building Resilience

16 August 2022

We know that being resilient means having the ability to overcome stressful, challenging and sometimes traumatic experiences. Developing resilience in school and college helps to ensure children and young people maintain positive wellbeing and mental health and prepare to enter adult life with more readiness to handle life’s challenges.

World Mental Health Day 10th October

8 August 2022

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. The official theme is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’ and the Liverpool CAMHS Partners have a programme packed with fun events and inspiring activities for schools to get involved with.

Funded Self-Harm Training for professionals working with children and young people

19 July 2022

This funded training is a joint collaboration between Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership and Champs Public Health Collaborative About this event Live online training delivered on MS Teams You will receive session access details upon successful booking. Harmless have been commissioned by a joint collaboration between Cheshire & Merseyside Health and Care Partnership […]

Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) lends its voice to the national #FundTheHubs campaign

18 July 2022

In the past year, YPAS has supported over 9,500 children, young people and families and delivered over 49,000 sessions of therapy and support as young people continue to struggle with the aftermath of the pandemic and other challenges in their lives. The number of young people seeking help has increased, and staff are working hard […]

Merseyside mentors could leave legacy lasting years

11 July 2022

A teenager who was racially abused but has now found the strength to re-educate his bullies was one of hundreds of high school children honoured as one of  Merseyside Youth Association’s Mentors in Violence Reduction last week.

New analysis reveals trends in children and young people’s mental health care in Liverpool and Wirral

11 July 2022

The Health Foundation’s Networked Data Lab (NDL) has analysed data across England, Scotland and Wales to reveal new insights about children and young people receiving mental health support.