CAMHS ADDvanced Solutions Community Network

The Liverpool CAMHS Partnership has adapted as coronavirus impacts our everyday lives. As well as CAMHS ADDvanced Solutions Community Network, our partners are working hard to ensure children, young people and families get the support they need during this time.

If you are a child or young person in crisis, you can call the crisis care line 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0151 293 3577  but you should only present to Accident Emergency Department if you need medical treatment or are struggling to keep yourself safe in the immediate moment.

On this page, you will find details of the support available from each partner and how this support can be accessed during this time.


CAMHS ADDvanced Solutions Community Network provides community-based, open access, pre, during and post-diagnosis learning, coaching, mentoring, health and wellbeing activities and groups for children and young people living with a neurodevelopmental condition including ASD, ADHD, Sensory Processing Difficulties, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Fragile X, Irlens, SEND and disability.


What do families say about the support CAMHS ADDvanced Solutions Community Network offer?

We offer a social model of learning, coaching, mentoring and health and well-being activities and groups for children and young people living with a neurodevelopmental condition and also for their families.

 


What age group does your service work with?

CAMHS ADDvanced Solutions Community Network offer a range of opportunities for children and young people aged 5-19. We also work with the whole family.


 Are you limited to working with people from a specific geographical area?

Our CAMHS children’s and young peoples’ activities are focussed in Liverpool. However, we do work in other areas – please contact us for further details.


What are your opening times?

Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm office hours. Evening, weekend and holiday groups and activities.


Can CAMHS ADDvanced Solutions Community Network be contacted out-of-hours?

Out of hour enquiries can be made via the website, office answer-phone. We also have a closed Facebook page for parents and carers


Do you take referrals directly from children/young people, parents/carers?

We are a non-referral service. Our offer is open access. Young people aged 15 and over can contact us directly. Parents/carers and supporting professionals can contact us about children and young people aged 5-19 to access our learning, groups and activity opportunities.

Any family member or supporting professionals can contact us directly.


What kinds of things do you help with?

CAMHS ADDvanced Solutions Community Network groups and activities are designed for children and young people living with neurodevelopmental conditions. They help them gain a better understanding of themselves, explore their own needs, learn new skills and build confidence as well as develop friendships.

Open access learning workshops for parents and carers, extended family and supporting professionals. A range of learning programmes and social activities for families including siblings. Children and young people’s groups and activities where children and young people through active participation gain a better understanding of themselves and others, explore their own needs and develop new skills and confidence supporting them to access mainstream activities.

 


What will happen at the first appointment?

Meet with our youth worker or one of our team to find out more about what we can offer and explore whether this is right for you.

You will then be invited to come along to meet us before joining the young people’s group. Your family may also wish to access learning and health and well-being activities through our Community Network Groups/range of learning programmes and opportunities


Do you offer training in your specialist area?

CAMHS ADDvanced Solutions Community Network offer a range of training and learning programmes for professionals from across health and social care, education, community development and CJS including awareness-raising training, licensed coaching programmes, accredited and non-accredited learning programmes. We also work in partnership with other partners to provide the best possible offer for families living with neurodevelopmental conditions.