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Children and young people, parents and carers in crisis can call the
Alder Hey CAMHS crisis care line 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0151 293 3577 or freephone 0808 196 3550

They 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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Bite-size training for parents/carers and professionals working with children and young people 

Merseyside Youth Association’s mental health promotion team (RAISE Team) continue to deliver their range of bite-size courses, adapted from courses they have previously delivered.

These sessions cover a range of mental health issues which impact on children, young people and their families.

Bite-size sessions coming up in July, delivered via Zoom
Self-harm - 01/07/2021 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Book here 
Adolescent Brain Development – 05/07/2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Book here 
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma – Non-School Delivery 2 half days 06/07/2021 - 07/07/2021 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Book here 
Attachment 06/07/2021 9:30 am - 10:15 am Book here 
Managing child worry 07/07/2021 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Book here 
An Introduction to Psychosis – 08/07/2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am Book here 
*NEW COURSE* An Introduction to Grooming and Exploitation – 09/07/2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am Book here 
Eating Disorders – 13/07/2021 9:30 am - 10:15 am Book here 
Grief and loss - 15/07/2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am Book here 
Self-harm - 15/07/2021 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Book here
See the CAMHS training calendar here
Book your place here

NOW Festival 2021 

The festival will take place on the evenings of Wednesday 7th July and Thursday 8th July, 6pm - 8.30pm. 

All pieces will be streamed live on YouTube. 

Sit back, relax and see some of Liverpool's children and young people showcase their pieces all around the impact COVID19 has had.

These pieces have been created by the children and young people themselves, and each evening will showcase pieces from primary, secondary and special schools, as well as youth and voluntary organisations.

Book your FREE virtual place for Wednesday's performances here
Book your FREE virtual place for Thirsday's performances here

New text message support feature for children and young people and adults

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or is struggling to cope.
The service is staffed by trained volunteers who will work with the individual to take their next steps towards feeling better.

They can help with issues such as stress, anxiety and depression and are here to talk at any time of day or night. 

Children and young people in Liverpool & Sefton Text GREEN to 85258
Adults in Liverpool & Sefton Text HEAL to 85258
Find out more here

Mentors in Violence Prevention Programme

Merseyside Youth Association’s Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) is a VRP-funded peer mentoring, secondary school education programme.
It provides young people with the language and framework to explore and challenge the attitudes, beliefs and cultural norms that underpin gender-based violence, bullying and other forms of abuse while building resilience and promoting positive mental health. The programme empowers pupils to identify and communicate concerns with peers and school staff.

If your school is interested in incorporating the MVP programme throughout your setting, please register your interest in the link below.
Find out more here

Provider demand - May 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our partners have been working hard to support children, young people and their families.
Visit the infographic here

Northern Health Science Alliance - Child of the North Report

The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) is producing a new report that will focus on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the North of England.

As part of a report on post-pandemic recovery for children in the North of England that Public Health and Policy at the University of Liverpool are involved with, colleagues in Sheffield are looking to contact child health and community organisations working on issues related to children from minority ethnic backgrounds in the North of England.

Professionals working with children and young people with experience in the area are invited to respond the questions in the questionnaire.
Find out more here

New look for CAMHS website 

You may have noticed the Liverpool CAMHS website looks a little different. Following feedback from children, young people, parents, carers and professionals we have adopted a new structure that makes it easier for visitors to find the information, advice and support their looking for, including making an online referral.
Visit the website here

EMDR Training

This opportunity is for professionals to be trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). 
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most significant and innovative recent developments for the treatment of conditions related to trauma and adverse life experiences.

The training will be delivered in Liverpool, it will be split into three parts:
  • Part 1 (3 days) 30th March  – 1st April 2022
  • Part 2 (2 days) 14th & 15th July 2022
  • Part 3 (2 days) 17th & 18th November 2022
Cost: £980 per person
Find out more here

Get involved - events and forums

Book Here - South coffee morning Thursday 24th June
Book Here - The North coffee morning Thursday 8th July
We are running free Eventbrite sessions on Qwell for Liverpool adults on the following dates: 
  • Wednesday 30th June at 9 am
  • Tuesday 6th July at 11 am
The session runs for approx. 30-40 minutes outlining all the key points about the service, a live tour of the Qwell site and an opportunity for Q&A so people in Liverpool can understand how Qwell works and how Qwell can support adults with their emotional wellbeing and mental health. 
Select a date and register here
Select a date and register here

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

Liverpool ADHD Support Group Meetings 
Monday 28th June 12pm - Join the meeting here.

Monday 26th July 12pm - Join the meeting here 

National Parents & Carers Virtual Conference 2021: Celebrating Neurodiversity

The ADHD Foundation and Witherslack Group are once again partnering up for an unmissable virtual conference that will cover a broad range of special educational needs specific practical advice and support. 
Register here

The YAY group meet every Tuesday evening, 5-7pm, 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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