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Children and young people, parents and carers in crisis can call theAlder Hey CAMHS crisis care line 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0151 293 3577 or freephone 0808 196 3550They should only present to Accident Emergency Department if they need medical treatment or are struggling to keep themselves safe in the immediate moment.
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Training for parents/carers and professionals working with children and young people 

The RAISE Team and members of the Liverpool CAMHS Partnership deliver an ongoing programme of training opportunities. Underpinned by therapeutic models, Liverpool CAMHS training is designed to educate and empower professionals, parents and carers as we strive to improve the knowledge and understanding of mental health among children and young people.
Bite-size sessions coming up in April, delivered via Zoom unless otherwise statedAdverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma – 04/04/2022 9:30 am – 4:30 pm – Merseyside Youth Association Book here Managing Child Worry 06/04/2022 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Book here  
An awareness session to EMDR
In this introductory workshop, Dr Robin Logie will explain the theoretical basis for EMDR, summarise the EMDR protocol and describe how a typical session of EMDR takes place. He will describe the client groups for whom this therapy is effective and briefly review the current research evidence for the effectiveness of EMDR.

This session is relevant to anyone who wants to learn more about EMDR. This intervention is evidence-based and is a NICE recognised intervention for trauma and a number of other forms of mental distress. 06/04/2022 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Book here 

See the CAMHS training calendar here

Childline Campaign: We All Feel It

Childline has launched a mental health campaign to support young people struggling to reach out for mental health support – particularly males.
Find out more here

Rainbow Flag

YPAS is proud to be the identified delivery partner for Merseyside, delivering to their first cohort of schools in September 2021.
The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for primary schools, secondary schools, SEND schools and colleges. The award focuses on positive LGBT+, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), inclusion and visibility.YPAS is now recruiting schools to sign up for cohort three which will start at the end of April 2022.
Find out more here

Online referral form – we need your views

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is looking to invite children, young people, parents/carers and professionals to take part in focus groups to explore how this platform can meet their everyday needs in relation to mental health and emotional wellbeing.
The groups will explore:

  • The perceptions of the platform
  • What would participants want from this platform?
  • What do communities require, to ensure their inclusion in these technologically developing services?

The discussion groups will take place on 13th April 10 am – 12 pm

Refreshments will be provided and participants will receive a £20 voucher. 

Find out more here

Young people wanted to have their say about mental health

The RAISE Team are inviting young people to join their YAY group. The group meets each Thursday and offers a platform to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences of all things mental health and emotional wellbeing. 
If you’re interested, email Leigh at the RAISE Team


RAISE Team Administration AssistantDetached Youth Work Team LeaderDetached Youth Worker
Youth Support Worker – Disability Youth Participation Worker Young Person’s Intensive MentorTHinK Project Worker 
Find out more here
Wellbeing Practitioners
Find out more here

CAMHS online referral form

Children, young people, parents and professionals can make referrals into partnership mental health services and get support from Liverpool CAMHS.
Visit the referral forms here

Get involved – events and forums

Group times are subject to change please visit YPAS website where you will also find some short films exploring each of the hubs – click on the image below.
The team at ADDvanced Solutions Community Network continue to support the families living with neurodevelopmental conditions in Liverpool pre, during and post-diagnosis. 


What’s available?A weekly programme of Virtual Community Network Groups and webinar Learning Workshops for parents and carers of children and young people living with neurodevelopmental conditions pre, during and post-diagnosis and also to the professionals who support them while we are unable to deliver our face-to-face delivery.  Read their newsletter here.
Book here
The YAY group meet every Thursday evening, 5-7 pm, 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

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