Primary School Support

The YPAS Seedlings team of 19 Children’s Psychological Therapists are currently delivering a Seedlings service to 109 Liverpool primary schools across the city as part of the city’s Covid-19 Support for Liverpool schools.

  • Seedlings Project offers 1:1 creative therapies to Liverpool primary aged children. These include; Art, Drama, Play and talking therapies.
  • Seedlings Project supports children experiencing moderate emotional difficulties who may require multi-agency interventions.
  • Seedlings therapists offer a service to all Liverpool primary schools. Commissioned services can be delivered on a half-day or full-day provision per week.

Mental Health support teams provide direct support into schools, providing early intervention for children with low-level/emerging anxiety, low mood, phobias and related challenges. Support can be delivered through 1:1 sessions with one of our practitioners, group work or work with parents/carers. The team also deliver workshops and assemblies, in partnership with other CAMHS services, around general wellbeing and resilience.

Mental Health Support Teams

MHSTs will be offering virtual sessions for children and their families unless there is a clinical need for face-to-face delivery (this will be discussed with their supervisor).

Practitioners will remain in regular contact with the designated school link and continue to receive referrals. Practitioners will contact families and schools staff concerning any children who are in mid-treatment to discuss the best way to continue those sessions.

Virtual parent/carer groups will continue as planned.

How can pupils who are remote learning at home access the service?

Practitioners will offer virtual sessions with a parent or carer present or alternatively parent support calls.

YPAS Seedlings

The Seedlings Project will be offering direct face to face support in line with schools’ preferred delivery option. To facilitate the face to face delivery YPAS has a robust COVID-19 secure risk assessment which remains in place and current

Seedlings practitioners will remain in regular contact with the designated school link and continue to receive referrals.

How can pupils who are remote learning at home access the service?

Seedling’s practitioners will offer virtual filial sessions with a parent or carer present or alternatively parent support calls.

Primary Schools should liaise with their identified Seedlings practitioner or contact the Seedlings Coordinator Lorna.Birrell@ypas.org.uk

Referral forms can be found on www.ypas.org.uk  alternatively contact 0151 707 1025 to speak to a member of the clinical admin team.

 

Secondary School Support

YPAS wellbeing clinics

The YPAS Wellbeing Clinic is a service offered in all secondary schools in Liverpool. It runs for half a day each week during term time. Each school has a dedicated YPAS practitioner who meets with young people on a one-to-one basis.

The YPAS team of practitioners includes Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) workers and Children & Young People’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CYWPs).

The Wellbeing Clinic aims to give young people, who may not have received any help before, access to mental health and emotional wellbeing support, early on, in a way that is convenient.

The Wellbeing Clinic can offer support for a variety of difficulties, such as:

  • Worries and anxiety
  • Low mood and depression
  • Problems with sleep
  • Feelings of panic
  • Phobias
  • Understanding emotions
  • Managing stress

Virtual & face to face mental health support

YPAS’s Secondary School Wellbeing Clinics will be offering direct face to face or virtual delivery in line with the schools preferred delivery option.

To facilitate the face to face delivery YPAS has a robust COVID-19 secure risk assessment which remains in place and current.

To assist with the continued delivery of our well-being Clinic, YPAS practitioners will be making contact with the designated school link.

How can pupils who are remote learning at home access the service?

YPAS’s Secondary School Wellbeing Clinics will liaise with the school initially, then contact the young person or their family directly to offer virtual sessions or telephone check-ins.

Kooth

Kooth are continuing to deliver virtual Kooth presentations, sign up sessions, staff training, and workshops for stress and anxiety, exam stress and wellbeing through the lockdown.

If teachers would like to support their students in utilising the Kooth.com site through either our live virtual offer or by requesting resources and support they can do so by contacting Emily Hawley, at ehawley@kooth.com.

The team will work closely with schools to be flexible and provide them with any Kooth support needed over the next few months.

How can pupils who are remote learning at home access the service?

Kooth has delivered remote presentations to students successfully via teams/zoom etc. with teacher support. If teachers would like to promote Kooth with their students in their own time or organise for students to sign up to Kooth.com,  videos and resources to support them can be provided. Students can access counselling and support at Kooth.com on any internet-enabled device as usual.

Contact details

YPAS Wellbeing Clinic referral contact details:

Secondary Schools should liaise with their identified YPAS practitioner or contact Hannah Coles Well Being Clinic Team Lead on Hannah.Coles@ypas.org.uk

0151 702 6057

Referrals.liverpoolypas@nhs.net

Who can make referrals?

Any secondary schools Wellbeing clinics

Opening hours

9am-5pm Monday – Thursday 9am-4pm Friday


Alder Hey – Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) for schools

Schools should liaise with their identified practitioner or contact their hub team lead.

North: Julie.sumpter@alderhey.nhs.uk (North cover)

Central: sue.horrocks@alderhey.nhs.uk

South: Kate.henderson@alderhey.nhs.uk

Schools who are not yet part of the MHST roll-out are invited to join the virtual induction training in February. For further details please contact kath@liverpoollearningpartnership.com

Who can make referrals?

School staff who identify young people who experience low-level anxiety and low mood and teachers requiring consultation and discussion.

 


Kooth

Schools can contact me, Emily Hawley, at ehawley@kooth.com for bookings, further information, advice and resources.

Liverpool Fresh CAMHS

Delivering High-Level Intervention for Children/Young people and their families

This is not a school-facing service and there are no changes to how the service at Alder Hey is operating during this lockdown.

Neurodevelopmental Support

ADDvanced Solutions Community Network is offering:

  • Online learning workshops
  • 1:1 telephone advice and support
  • Online solution-focused drop-ins

Contact the office on 0151 486 1788 or email info@addvancedsolutions.co.uk


ADHD Foundation is offering:

  • Face to face support for children and staff in schools within our school support package.
  • Open access parent skill-building support is being delivered virtually.
  • Any school training needs are being met both on-site and virtually as requested.

Face-to-face delivery

Open access face to face/virtual (as preferred) – Children & Young People’s Skill-Building groups.

Traded Services support Package to schools

Virtual delivery 

Open access Parent Skill Building Virtual Training: info@adhdfoundtion.org.uk

Training

Merseyside Youth Association has extended its range of bite-size training opportunities, delivered via Zoom.