18 July 2019

Extra mental health support announced for schools and colleges in Liverpool

Liverpool has secured funding for children and young people’s mental health, as part of the next wave of funding from a national trailblazer programme.

13 July 2019

Merseyside Association of Family Therapy presents – Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): systemic understandings and responses

An outline of the original ACE study will be presented, explored and discussed. This will lead on to consider the biology of the stress response. We will look at what is ‘trauma’ and how it impacts on our physical and mental wellbeing across the life course.

20 June 2019

Fresh CAMHS Forest School

FRESH CAMHS in partnership with Lancashire Wildlife Trust has been offering a pilot project of Forest School in Sandfield Park attached to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

20 June 2019

NOW Festival on tour

Liverpool’s NOW Festival – the young person’s drama and arts festival seeking to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health – is going on tour!

20 June 2019

Whole School Approach – Trailblazer Update

June has been a busy time for the education mental health practitioners as they have been getting ready to see their first caseloads of children from across the city’s primary schools.

23 May 2019

Double success for YPAS young people

Stonewall Young Campaigner of the Year Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders, a young person from THE Action Youth at YPAS has won Stonewall Young Campaigner of the Year.

23 May 2019

Whole School Approach News


Twenty-four pilot primary schools have now signed up to host twelve trainee Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) and mental health leads from each school have attended a training session around making referrals into the service. The practitioners (EMPHs) will be providing low-level interventions for children showing early signs of anxiety, low-mood and mild depression. Whilst completing their training they will be working in the pilot schools, with a view to expanding into all Liverpool primary schools in January 2020. The pilot schools were selected from across the city as shown on the map below.

26 April 2019

GYRO to host Art Activist & Being Proud Awards

On Saturday 18th May 2019 GYRO (YPAS’s LGBTQ+ Youth Group) will be hosting the Art Activist and Being Proud Awards 2019 at Liverpool John Moores University Campus IM Marsh in Aigburth.

The event acknowledges the International Day Against Homo/Bi/Transphobia (17th May) and links the themes from this year’s LGBT History Month, which is Peace, Reconciliation and Activism.

This link has some detail about the event and last year’s winners (which was GYRO!):