Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) – CAMHS
Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) – CAMHS provides a wide range of support and therapeutic interventions to address the mental health and emotional well-being difficulties of children, young people, parents/carers and families.
Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) – CAMHS offers a range of wellbeing and therapeutic services for children, young people and families in Liverpool.
YPAS is a Youth Information Advice and Counselling Service (YIAC) that provides free, easily accessible and age-appropriate support to young people with a wide range of issues. YIACS are driven by the needs of young people
What ages does YPAS work with?
Children and young people from age 5 – 25 years old
Where can I access YPAS’s services?
We deliver our services across Liverpool; in primary and secondary schools, in our three community hubs based in the north, south and city centre and in GP surgeries.
What services YPAS offer:
Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) – CAMHS offers a wide range of therapeutic and support services to address the mental health and emotional wellbeing difficulties of children, young people, parents/carers and families.
We also offer a range of open access groups for all ages and LGBTQ+, for our current timetable, please visit the calendar
You will also find more information and details about the services and support we offer on our website.
What kinds of things does YPAS help with?
YPAS helps with a wide range of difficulties that children, young people and families experience. These difficulties can often impact how we feel, affecting our everyday mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Our Counselling and Psychotherapy Service provides a wide range of therapeutic interventions designed to help you address those issues that impact your mental health and emotional wellbeing. Common presenting issues include anxiety, depression, bullying, self-harm, bereavement, sexual abuse, family-related issues, emotional abuse, neglect, bereavement, grief, loss, domestic violence, hearing voices, etc.
Our Wellbeing Service provides a range of support designed to help you with practical issues: offering various groups, drop-ins and individual information, advice and guidance. Common presenting issues include anger, isolation, confidence, self-esteem, family issues, education, housing, benefits, etc. We also offer LGBTQ+ Support for young people to explore their sexuality and/or gender identity.
YPAS’s Alternative to Crisis Drop-In provides a safe space for children and young people to come to. Our trained professional staff will listen and support you through difficult times.
How to make a referral to YPAS?
Anyone can make a referral to YPAS services, including a self-referral from young people and parents/carers and professionals
Please use the Liverpool CAMHS online referral form