CAMHS Support

If you are a child or young person, parent or carer in crisis, you can call the Alder Hey CAMHS crisis care line 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0151 293 3577 or freephone 0808 196 3550 Email CrisisCare@alderhey.nhs.uk


The Liverpool CAMHS Partnership had adapted as Covid-19 impacts our everyday lives. Our partners are working hard to ensure children, young people and families get the support they need during this time.

Below you will find details of the support available from each partner and how this support can be accessed.  

It’s important to note that our partners will review the support available regularly to manage demand and resources to deliver. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook where we will be sharing updates.

For schools support click here, for adult mental health support click here


ADHD Foundation

What support is available?

  • Information, advice and guidance.
  • Parent and children, young people’s skills-building groups.
  • Therapeutic interventions for children and young people.

Referral contact details:

Office closed, email referrals only to: ADHD.Foundation@nhs.net www.adhdfoundation.org.uk

Who can make referrals?

GPs, Alder Hey, Schools, Self referral, Social Care

How can this support be accessed?

Remotely via Skype, Zoom or email.

Opening hours

9am – 5pm


Alder Hey Fresh CAMHS

What support is available?

  • Crisis and risk assessment and management consultation, telephone support.
  • Range of online workshops, seminars and groups for parents/carers, children and young people.

Referral contact details:

0151 293 3577 or freephone 0808 196 3550 camhs.referrals@alderhey.nhs.uk www.alderhey.nhs.uk/services/camhs

Who can make referrals?

Any professional, parent/carer, self-referrals.

How can this support be accessed?

Limited face to face appointments are available at Catkin building (Alder Hey base).  It’s only possible to have a small number of families in the building at any one time, so the majority of appointments are conducted online or by phone.  Staff wear full PPE – mask, visor, gloves and apron.  Children, young people and families are required to wear a mask unless they are exempt.

We offer most of our appointments through Attend Anywhere and will write to families explaining how to access it.

Opening hours:

Core 9am – 5pm. Crisis 24/7 – tel: 0151 293 3577 or freephone: 0808 196 3550 Email: CrisisCare@alderhey.nhs.uk


ADDvanced Solutions Community Network

What support is available?

For families:

  • 1:1 telephone consultations
  • Email consultations and support
  • Online learning workshops for parents/carers
  • Online Community Network Groups for parents/carers
  • Online and phone sleep consultations with our Sleep Practitioners for parents/carers and young people aged 12+
  • Online and phone consultations for young people aged 12+
  • Online children’s activities
  • Online family yoga
  • Online family keep fit
  • Resources on the website
  • Open Facebook page: ADDvanced Solutions Community Network
  • Closed Facebook group only for parents/carers:  ADDvanced Solutions Community Network CIC

For professionals:

  • 1:1 telephone consultations
  • Email consultations and support
  • Online learning workshops
  • Online Q&A sessions
  • Online and phone sleep consultations with our Sleep Practitioners
  • Resources on the website.
  • Open Facebook page: ADDvanced Solutions Community Network

Referral contact details:

0151 486 1788

info@addvancedsolutions.co.uk

www.addvancedsolutions.co.uk – via the contact us page

How can this support be accessed?

Telephone/e-mail/online

Contact us through our website

Open Facebook page: ADDvanced Solutions Community Network

Closed Facebook group:  ADDvanced Solutions Community Network CIC only for parents/carers of children and young people living with a neurodevelopmental condition

Who can make referrals?

Open access families and professionals

Opening hours:

Normal working hours are 9am – 5pm.


Barnardo’s Action with Young Carers

What support is available? 

  • All support will be offered via telephone/email, no face-to-face support is currently available.
  • Continued daily/weekly support to all our new and existing young carers.
  • Statutory assessments to gauge significant caring roles and negative impact (all young people/young adults have the right to a carers assessment) and support plans once gauged caring role.
  • There are no carers breaks, but we will be making regular contact and sending information/resources to share/work with.
  • Some group work will be set up via Whatsapp/other but only for those who are identified as young carers following assessment.

How can this support be accessed?

  • Providing vouchers for shopping if in need including delivering shopping or accessing on-line slots if family unable to get out.
  • We will maintain contact with all professionals to support service users/families including highlighting any safeguarding concerns/issues linked to young carers/cared for, family as a whole.
  • We will continue to provide updates, summaries of work and any reports needed to feed into any specific groups: child protection, child In need, early help/other.
  • School access: young carers are classified as one of the most vulnerable groups, we will encourage children and young people to access schools should they need additional support, respite, access to free school meals.

Referral contact details:

0151 228 4455

youngcarers.liverpool@barnardos.org.uk for guidance and pack will be sent out with all details EHAT & Pre-EHAT pathways (will be given guidance as above).

Opening hours

9am – 5pm, workers will contact young people/families outside of this depending on individual need.


Kooth

What support is available?

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

The team will be delivering therapeutic support via online forums and chats.

Referral contact details:

Via the website www.kooth.com

Who can make referrals?

Children and young people aged 10-25 years

How can this support be accessed?

Online via website

Opening hours

12pm to 10pm Monday to Friday 6pm – 10pm weekends


Merseyside Youth Association RAISE Team

What support is available?

Group work for young people and parents – weekly interactive meetings with the YAY group online

Resilience-building support for children and young people.

Youth Connect 5 courses for parents delivered via Zoom.

Social media campaigns to help children and young people become resilient and also parents and carers of children and young people, providing them with self-care tools and ways to help maintain a work-life balance at home.

Contact details:

www.mya.org.uk/News

www.twitter.com/MYARAISETeam

www.facebook.com/merseysideya/

www.instagram.com/myaraiseteam? igshid=mzuefqlhwe2b

How can this support be accessed?

Mental health promotion interventions on social media, from competitions to messages about mental health and resilience.

Opening hours

9am – 5pm but some evening online group work will also be delivered


Young Person’s Advisory Service – YPAS

What support is available:

  • Information Advice and Guidance (11yrs – 25yrs) & LGBTQ (11yrs – 25yrs)
  • Psycho-social education
  • Coping strategies
  • Resilience building
  • Parenting support
  • Telephone support
  • Access to school meal vouchers
  • Strategies for managing children and young people’s behaviour
  • Advice around benefits and support
  • Government advice, broken down and explained in simple terms
  • Referral to advice on prescription
  • Guidance on managing anxiety with the current social distancing process
  • Sessions/families will be risk assessed ensuring safeguarding protocols for managing escalations in mental health concerns.
  • Face-to-face support from YPAS is not currently available.

Counselling & Psychotherapy Service (11yrs – 25yrs) & Primary Care Liaison Service (0-25yrs)

Telephone sessions with parents/carers and young people to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing. The sessions will provide activities to undertake with children, reassurance and guidance managing anxiety with the current social distancing process. The sessions/families will be risk accessed ensuring we follow usual safeguarding protocols for managing escalations in mental health concerns.

Parents/carers and young people will be directed to our website for resources when pertinent and be provided with practical advice, such as Citizen’s Advice Bureau contacts.

Group Work – Smartys, Thrive & Sky

  • Telephone and email sessions with children and young people to support their mental health and emotional well-being
  • Children and young people will be directed to our website for resources when pertinent and be provided with practical support.

Youth Justice Service:

  • Telephone support sessions will be offered at a negotiated time when they can speak in confidence.

Referral contact details:

YPAS Support Service 0151 702 6074

Therapy Service 0151 702 6064

Primary Care Liaison 0151 702 6087

Referrals.liverpoolypas@nhs.net

Referral form via www.ypas.org.uk or email support@ypas.org.uk

Who can make referrals?

Self-referrals, parents and carers, and professionals.

How can this support be accessed? Individual support access points may vary – but primarily all support will be accessible via telephone and email sessions with children and young people to support the mental health and emotional well-being.

Children and young people will be directed to our website for resources when pertinent and be provided with practical advice such as Citizen Advice Bureau contacts.

Opening hours 9:15am – 8pm Monday Thursday 9am – 4pm Friday



Bullybusters 

What support is available?

  • Information, advice and guidance for parents, carers, teachers and young people
  • helpline calls
  • positive interactions

Contact details 

helpline  08001696928

bbusters@localsolutions.org.uk

www.bullybusters.org.uk

twitter @bbusters

Referrals 

Not necessary – anyone can call our helpline for advice and assistance

How is support accessed?

Via email and phone line (see above)

Open hours

10am -3pm


EDYS –
Alder Hey Eating Disorder Service for Young People.

Who are we? The service is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) that works specifically with people with an eating disorder.
We are a team of mental and physical health professionals that provide assessment and treatment to young people when eating has become difficult.

What support is available?
• We can answer any questions and provide general advice via telephone or email
• Continued weekly support to all our new and existing young people – this includes initial assessments
• We are providing the majority of support via telephone and video consultations
• Face-to-face appointments will be offered if we feel this is required to support the young person adequately
• Face-to-face contacts will be limited in line with government policy
• Resources and advice will be shared on the website and twitter account

How can this support be accessed?
Website: www.alderhey.nhs.uk/services/eating-disorder-young-peoples-service
Twitter: @EDYSAlderhey
Telephone: 0151 2824911
Email: EDYS@alderhey.nhs.uk (please note this is a non-urgent mailbox)

Opening hours:
Core 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.
Crisis is available 24/7 – tel: 0151 293 3577 or freephone: 0808 196 3550

Referral contact details:
Self-referrals Can be made by contacting the Single Point of Access Team (SPA) on 0151 293 3662.
GP Referrals can be accessed through EMIS, please be aware that we do not currently operate on Choose and Book. Alternatively, professionals can download the referral form on our website. Once completed, please fax to 0151 293 3698 or email to EDYS@alderhey.nhs.uk

Who can make referrals?
GPs, schools (mentors or school nurses or teachers), other health professionals involved with the young person or their family, social care.
We also take self-referrals from children/young people and their parents/carers.