If you’re aged between 16 and 18, a range of services can help you with your mental health and emotional wellbeing. Whether you need information and advice, or you’re in crisis and need specialist help, there’s someone to help.

You’ll be able to access services based on your assessed needs.

Liverpool CAMHS Partners
This section provides information about maintaining mental health and emotional well-being and links to support services.

On this page, you can make a referral if you need the support of a professional.

You can download an easy-read overview of Liverpool’s mental health support for young people by clicking the button below:

16-18 Support Overview


If you need information and advice…

If you’re struggling with your feelings, you’re not alone. We’re here to help you and offer advice.

We can also tell you about the support available and share information on getting the support you need.


Offer wellbeing services young people can attend.

In school or college, talk to:

  • The school Mental Health Lead, Pastoral Team or a member of staff that you feel comfortable with.
  • A school nurse.

Find a GP
Who can talk to you about your mental health and help introduce you to the right mental health service for your needs.

Talk Liverpool (Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression)
Offers psychological therapies to young people and adults in Liverpool who are feeling depressed or anxious.

A free, safe, anonymous online wellbeing advice, support, and counselling service.

SHOUT: Text SHOUT to 85258

If you need more than advice…

Sometimes, young people face difficulties in life that are too much for friends and families to help with.

You can access specialist help online or in-person to help you through difficult times.

Speak to someone

Fresh CAMHS at Alder Hey community-based specialist mental health and emotional well-being service.

YPAS support services (16-25)
Offer counselling & psychological therapies, including Spinning World support for refugees & asylum-seeking young people.

Mersey Care’s Early Intervention in Psychosis Service supports young people aged 14 – 35 who have had a psychotic experience.

Eating disorder support Alder Hey Eating Disorder Service (EDYS).


Provides free, safe and anonymous support for young people.

The online service hosts moderated forums, allowing peer-to-peer support and interactive messaging with counsellors. Users can also drop in or book anonymous online counselling sessions with qualified therapists available evenings and weekends.

SHOUT: Text SHOUT to 85258

Other ways of accessing information, advice & help:

Find a GP
Visit your GP School/College/University

If you need specialist help… 

If you’re experiencing moderate or severe mental health and emotional difficulties and they’re having a significant impact on your daily psychological/social, and educational functioning, specialist services are here for you.

Fresh CAMHS at Alder Hey

Eating disorder support Alder Hey Eating Disorder Service (EDYS).