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 3550TEXT: If you’re under 18 text GREEN to 85258 and if you’re 18 and above text HEAL for immediate support. Find out more here. They should only present to Accident Emergency Department if they need medical treatment or are struggling to keep themselves safe in the immediate moment.


Christmas support at YPAS

YPAS is open over the Christmas holiday period for children and young people aged 5 – 25 and parents/carers from Liverpool and Knowsley.  
If a child or young person is struggling with emotional and psychological distress, and consider themselves to be in a self-defined crisis or feeling lonely and isolated over the holiday period and need a listening ear, the City Centre Hub will offer them safe space. Trained professionals will be there to listen and support them through a difficult time. 


January support at YPAS


Online support from Kooth

Kooth CAMHS support provides free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.
Seasonal opening hours are:
Mon 20th Dec 12 noon – 10:00pm Tues 21st Dec 12 noon – 10:00pm Wed 22nd Dec 12 noon – 10:00pm Thurs 23rd Dec 12 noon – 10:00pm Fri 24th Dec Christmas Eve 12 noon – 8:00pmSat 25th Dec Christmas Day 4:00pm – 8:00pmSun 26th Dec Boxing Day 6:00 – 10:00pm
Mon 27th Dec1 4:00pm – 8:00pmTues 28th Dec 4:00pm – 8:00pmWed 29th Dec 12 noon – 10:00pm Thurs 30th Dec 12 noon – 10:00pm Fri 31st Dec New Year’s Eve 12 noon – 6:00pmSat 1st Jan New Year’s Day 4:00pm – 8:00pmSun 2nd Jan 6:00pm – 10:00pmMon 3rd Jan 4:00 – 8:00pm