Schools Support

The Liverpool CAMHS Partnership continues to adapt as Coronavirus impacts our everyday lives. Our partners are working hard to ensure children, young people and families get the support they need during this time.

On this page, you will find details of the specific support available within schools.

It’s important to note that our partners will review the support available regularly to manage demand and resources to deliver.

COVID-19 School Recovery Liverpool CAMHS Whole School Approach (WSA) Support

Click the image to download information about CAMHS school-facing mental health support available from June 1st, to the end of the 2020 Summer-term.






Going Back To School

Click here to access resources to support settings in preparing for pupils returning to school.

Click here to view June’s Primary School headteachers briefing for the LPHA steering group.

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For general CAMHS support click here

For adult mental health support click here

Young Person’s Advisory Services – Seedlings

What support is available:
Telephone support sessions will be offered.

Face-to-face interventions are on hold at this time.

Referral contact details:

0151 702 6057

Schools hold referrals and have copies of the referral form. Referrals are completed by designated school staff and triaged by the designated school Seedlings practitioner.

Who can make referrals?

Liverpool Primary Schools.

How can this support be accessed?

Telephone sessions with parents to support the mental health and emotional well-being of the children and families. The sessions will provide activities to undertake with children, reassurance and guidance managing anxiety with the current social distancing process. Parents and carers will be directed to our website for resources when pertinent and be provided with practical advice such as Citizen Advice Bureau contacts. The sessions/families will be risk accessed ensuring we follow usual safeguarding protocols for managing escalations in mental health concerns.

Opening hours

9:15am – 5pm Monday to Thursday

9am – 4pm Friday


Young Person’s Advisory Service Secondary Schools Wellbeing Clinic (11-17)

What support is available:

  • Telephone support sessions will be offered at a negotiated time when they can speak in confidence
  • Psycho-social education
  • Coping strategies
  • Resilience building
  • Face-to-face interventions are on hold at this time.

Referral contact details:

0151 702 6057

Who can make referrals?

Any secondary schools Wellbeing clinics

How can this support be accessed?

Telephone support and email (see contact details above).

Opening hours

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

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

At present MHSTs are only working into primary schools, and a small number of secondary schools, as part of the programme roll-out. For schools that are not yet involved in this programme, please continue to use Seedlings.

What support is available:

Phone and video consultations/sessions weekly from Educational Mental Health Practitioners and team leads with families who are open to service.

New assessments via phone consultations that teachers / mental health leads have identified as requiring support with low-level interventions and referred to service.

Team leads can offer stepped up assessments and consultations if required and following consultation

Teams will develop resources for children, young people and families and schools

Referral contact details: 07908 207 612

Who can make referrals?

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

How can this support be accessed?

Phone and video consultations/sessions.

Opening hours


In addition to these specific services, support for children with neurodiverse needs will also be available by contacting:

ADDvanced Solutions  0151 486 1788

and the ADHD Foundation