Events and forums

Our partners are working hard to support families during this difficult time. We understand how important it is to remain connected with each other and be able to offer support to those in similar situations.

There is a range of online opportunities to engage with families and get professional support.

ADDvanced Solutions Community Network 

ADDvanced Solutions Community Network’s online Community Network Groups are an opportunity to discuss your current difficulties around neurodevelopmental conditions (NDCs). During this session, you can view (if you wish) and talk to other parents, the ADDvanced Solutions team and other professionals who can help you. These sessions are delivered through Zoom for healthcare meetings, so please get in touch to register your interest and to receive your invitation. Groups are limited to ten people per session.

Their online learning programme for parents, carers and supporters who wish to gain knowledge and skills about their child’s neurodevelopmental condition, with strategies to support the various difficulties they may face. The programme will be delivered in a webinar format, with the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

Click here to register for the Online Neurodevelopmental conditions Family Learning Programme

View the ADDvanced Solutions Community Network calendar here

 


Merseyside Youth Association RAISE Team

The YAY group meet every Tuesday evening, 5-7pm, on Zoom. They’re always on the lookout for new members, so if you know of a young person aged 11+, they can email Tony Niemen

Tony also hosts a weekly Instagram Live session on the MYA RAISE Team account. Each week Tony invites guest speakers to chat about a range of topical issues important to young people. Join Tony and the team at 6-6.3-pm each Wednesday.

Bite-size courses covering a range of mental health issues which impact on children, young people and their families.

The sessions will last between 20-30 minutes and will be delivered via the video-calling tool, Zoom, to groups of people at various times of the day and evening. We are inviting parents as well as members of the children and young people’s workforce to take part in these sessions together.

You can register for each course on the training pages


YPAS 

Coffee mornings

YPAS host regular coffee parent/carer mornings. Check their Facebook page for dates and times.

Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) are currently offering group sessions online via a digital platform.

Please download and complete this booking form, and return to support@ypas.org.uk 

Please email support@ypas.org.uk for more information. You will be invited to a one to one virtual meeting to register before you attend the group.

THRIVE

For secondary school age young people. Thrive project provides a safe and supportive space where young people can access and receive support, information, guidance and advice. All sessions that are delivered aim to enhance self-esteem, confidence and social skill levels, whilst supporting positive mental health and healthy lifestyle decisions and choices.

LGBTQ+

GYRO is an award-winning LGBTQ+ group for young people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or are Questioning their sexuality or gender identity. 1 to 1 appointments are available with an LGBTQ+ worker for confidential support if you feel groups aren’t right for you.

SKY

SKY is for 16-25-year-old young people. It provides a safe, comfortable space in a relaxed environment. You can drop in for a chat, meet new people, discuss YPAS’s services or take part in informal education sessions. A member of staff is always available to meet and assist you if you need support.

YOUNG AMBASSADORS

Being a Young Ambassador involves reflecting on YPAS services and how young people’s thoughts and feelings can shape positive change in the way we do things. Are you interested in having your voice heard? Do you want to be an advocate for young people? Do you believe that together, we can make change? Come and Join Us!

 

 


Other organisations

Fresh+ Virtual Parent/Carer Support Groups

The group is offering online and virtual support groups for parents/carers with a child experiencing mental health difficulties.

For parents and carers of children who are experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties, the team has launched:

  • a closed Facebook support group; and
  • weekly video support groups which will be joined by a CAMHS Practitioner from Fresh CAMHS.

To submit a request to join the closed Facebook Group, click here.

The website has links to organisations offering support and advice, or you can email freshplusgroup@alderhey.nhs.uk


LivPaC – Liverpool Parents & Carers

LivPaC knows this is a very difficult and exceptional time for all parents/carers, children/young people and their families.  They are continuing to offer support as much as possible with:

  • Weekly coffee mornings/evenings with guest from services.
  • Closed Facebook page
  • LivPaC – Resources page
  • Joint webinars with The Isabella Trust and guests

If you would like to join, please email  livpac@hotmail.co.uk and they will send you the link.