25 March 2020

YPAS to deliver Seedlings Project from April 1.

From April 1, the Seedlings Project will delivered by YPAS.

Based on the extensive track record of delivering mental health services to Liverpool’s children, young people and families YPAS will be the sole provider of the Seedlings Project.

Rita Chambers (Head of Services for Families and Wellbeing) said: “We are proud that the service will be continued by YPAS, an organisation we trust, which evolved from PSS services in 1966 and both providers are working together to support the TUPE process.  The children will continue to receive a high quality service and their relationships will remain”.

Monique Collier (YPAS – Chief Executive) said: We are working tirelessly with PSS to ensure the contract transfer is as seamless as possible for both PSS staff and schools.  As part of YPAS’s communication strategy; primary schools will feel informed from the outset and we are looking forward to establishing new relationships with a broader scope of schools; with the aim of delivering a consistent and equitable offer that addresses the mental and emotional wellbeing needs of their children”.

The rationale for the Seedlings Service:

Seedlings was established in response to the local and national priorities (Liverpool Transformation Plan and Future in Mind Strategy) to provide an early intervention response to address the mental health and emotional well-being needs of children in primary school education.

  • Talking therapies
  • Art therapies
  • Parental support and consultation
  • Family support and consultation
  • Consultation, support and resources to help staff address the presentations of mental distress