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YPAS - Seedlings


What is Seedlings?

Therapeutic services based in Liverpool’s primary schools and YPAS community hubs allowing the child to speak to a Seedling therapist.

About Seedlings

If you feel a Primary school aged child may need to speak to a Seedlings therapist in school, we recommend in the first instance speak to the school’s mental health lead to find out if a child’s school accesses the Seedlings service.

Alternatively you can contact our Clinical Admin team directly on 0151 707 1025 to make a referral for a child to be seen outside of school within one of our community hubs across the city.

How will this service help me?

Seedlings is a creative therapy service for Liverpool’s primary schools. We work with children to explore and process feelings that are troubling them and develop confidence in expressing themselves. This CAMHS service is funded by Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and schools directly. Sometimes when children are growing up, changes at home or at school can be difficult to deal with.

The Seedlings team support the emotional needs of children allowing them to develop, grow and to build their resilience. Difficult feelings can affect relationships with important people in our lives, when these feelings are expressed in therapy it becomes easier to understand and make sense of.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Young Person's Advisory Service (YPAS)

Where to go

Young Person's Advisory Service (YPAS)
36, Bolton Street
L3 5LX

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Our services are delivered term time in primary schools.

Other Details


Other notes

YPAS is a Merseyside based Charity, Established in 1966. We serve a population of over 150,000 children and young people. We support children and young people aged 5 – 25 years  and families to address their mental health and emotional well-being difficulties.

YPAS is a Youth Information Advice and Counselling Service (YIACS) that provides free, accessible and age-appropriate support to young people with a wide range of issues. YIACS are driven by the needs of children and young people.

Our services are delivered across Merseyside in venues that include, primary and secondary schools, our three locality community hubs, GP surgeries, and education settings etc.

Our therapy Service provides a wide range of counselling and psychotherapy interventions designed to help address those issues that impact 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 wide range of support and low intensity evidence based interventions designed to address the impact of mental health and emotional wellbeing. The service also provides open access groups, drop-in activities and information, advice and guidance. Common presenting issues include: anger, isolation, confidence, self-esteem, family- related issues, education, housing, benefits, etc. In addition the service provides targeted support to LGBTQ+ young people who are exploring their sexuality and/or gender identity.

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