Student & Carer Mental Health Support
Young Minds have created a useful 'Supporting Parents Helpfinder'. By answering six questions, you can find out how to support your child's mental health during the pandemic (and beyond).
This poster aims to support parents when their child has angry feelings or outbursts and may help families start a conversation and talk about each other’s feelings.
Online Working - looking after your body and mind when using screens.
MYA SPACE & Living Well Sefton - Well Being Workshops
Please click here to view a resource from Kooth
Struggling At Christmas
Dealing With Loss
South Sefton Mental Health Support Team
Below is a QR code that children and parents can scan with their phones to access different services and resources. It includes useful information such as breathing techniques and information on how to support with self-harm. There is also an information leaflet and poster about the South Sefton Mental Health Support team.
At the Venus Charity, they have groups for children and young people who are struggling with anything, want to make friends or even boost their confidence and life skills. Their groups are:
Young Person's Drop in:
This service offers young people to speak to a qualified practitioner with any struggles they are facing in a safe, non-judgemental environment. This service is on every Monday and Wednesday at 3pm-6pm in their Star Centre and every Thursday at 3pm-6pm in their Thornton Centre.
Parent/carers Drop in:
This service offers parents and carers to speak to a qualified practitioner for any advice or support they need regarding their child's mental health. This service is on every Monday at 1pm-3pm in their Thornton Centre and every Wednesday at 1pm-3pm in their Star Centre.
This is a service for young people who are currently on the waiting list for counselling at our Star Centre. This service has been created based on research suggesting that being creative can increase positive emotions, reduce stress and anxiety levels and improve overall mood and well-being. This service is every Wednesday from 5pm-7pm in their Thornton Centre.
This is a group for young people who identify as someone in the LGBT+ community and would like to come along to meet others in the community or want to share their struggles with a qualified practitioner who leads this group. This is every Tuesday at 5pm-7pm in their Thornton Centre.
A support group aimed for females aged 12-16 who need support with their mental health and develop their life skills, confidence as well as make healthy friendships with other females. This group is every Thursday at 5pm-7pm in their Thornton Centre.
Riding the Rapids:
A free course for parents/carers of children who have a diagnosis of Autism, severe learning disabilities and complex physical disabilities. The course aims to help parents and carers understand and manage their child's behaviours.