An essential tool for quick and easy access to mental health organisations sharing the same common aim of providing our young people with the support they deserve.
We are aware of the dreadful waiting lists preventing you from accessing the support you need, we are here to bridge that gap and to support YOU.
We are a mental health foundation created by young people, for young people. We provide free mental health support to young people aged 13-19 in Knowsley and surrounding areas. Here at The Lee Cooper Foundation, we bridge the gap between our young people and other mental health services through weekly drop in sessions, multiple external projects, online support etc. We are here to support you no matter the issue, no matter your background, you are worthy and you deserve our support.
We have had the privilege of working with the majority of the organisations listed below. We cannot praise them enough. There are so many wonderful organisations working towards the same common aim and we believe there is strength in numbers... and approaches! All organisations provide a safe space for you in their own way, a perfect opportunity for you to try an approach you haven't tried before. We hope that The Signpost Directory can help raise awareness of the smaller, but equally efficient organisations, and strengthen our relationships as organisations.
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1-1 hypnotherapy sessions. Due to the current pandemic BSOMH have created free youtube videos covering stress and anxiety, insomnia, pain relief, enhancing creativity, quitting smoking, attracting abundance etc. Service is targeted to 18+ and will soon be targeting addictions, phobias etc.
ChildLine provides advice and support for young people on many platforms including phone calls, emails and 1-1 chats with counsellors. ChildLine encourages all young people to contact them regarding ANY issue, they also have monitored and secure message boards for young people to provide advice to each other.
CELLS are an open door service who aim to educate children and young people on the consequences of crime and related topics, enabling them to make informed life choices. They offer support through proactive and reactive approaches delivered by a team who have all personally been affected by crime. CELLS also offer support to families worried or confused by their children or siblings behaviour.
Evolving Mindset CIC provide free educational sessions and workshops to allow other people to identify their own areas of concern, develop coping strategies and signpost people to the level of support they require. Sessions are delivered by people working across the health and social care sector in a manner which caters for everybody and their individual needs.
A community interest company who aims to develop and embed a horizontal community network across the Liverpool City Region to equip people with the right tools and the confidence to make positive changes for themselves. First Person Project provides people with the tools and guidance required to navigate through mental health awareness and to develop unique action plans bespoke to that individual. Workshop, age groups and prices all vary so get in touch for more information.
Healthiness LTD delivers exercise classes in the community to improve health and to reduce social isolation for those over 50 and for those living with poor physical or mental health. They are currently delivering online live classes and videos on facebook, youtube and their website, which can be followed at home with no equipment required.
Little Sunshine Mindfulness and Yoga aims to encourage adults and children to practice meditation and to support children with their emotional well-being. Little Sunshine Yoga provides mindfulness, meditation, yoga, self-esteem activities, parent workshops and workshops to teach staff well-being. Visit their website for more information on what they do.
Info coming soon.
The Michael Causer Foundation aims to support young LGBTQ+ people in Merseyside through education and through motivating organisations/agencies they are involved with to be more LGBTQ+ inclusive. They work towards accommodating LGBTQ+ young people in all spaces, offering opportunities for them to live and thrive in safety and power.
PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They provide confidential support to young people through their helpline, HOPELINEUK, engage communities in suicide prevention projects, and deliver training programmes to local councils, healthcare professionals and school staff.
Mental health and well-being support for men. Sean's Place provides free sessions designed to improve confidence, self esteem and to reduce social isolation. Sean's Place provides day time and evening sessions for males over 21 in Sefton and surrounding areas, including referrals.
The Open Door Centre is an award-winning mental health charity, based in the Wirral, that supports young people with anxiety, depression, stress, low mood and panic attacks. The Open Door Centre offers 1-1 creative therapeutic support, peer mentor volunteering, outreach/consultancy work, supports families in an 'early help' context, community mental health training etc.
TWE is a blog ran by teenagers, for teenagers. Young people write articles and blogs, take photography, and create youtube videos and social media content intending to give advice on the many problems in life, from the people who are going through it themselves. They are accessible via their website or on any of their social medias.
Vibe run inspiring and inclusive clubs, activities and programmes in Knowsley that help young people build positive relationships with themselves whilst making a meaningful contribution to their community. Activities are designed for 11-19 year olds, up to 25 for additional needs and disabilities. There are no cost to regular sessions, but there may be small charges to additional activities e.g. rock climbing wall, summer programmes etc.
YAPA is a free mental health and well-being app for ages 13+. They have zero tolerance to online bullying (trolling) and you are unable to view likes. Yap's are sent depending on the users mood, they can be positive e.g. happy, proud etc, or negative e.g. anxious, depressed etc. There is a local help section for users when they need support and more major updates are coming in 2020.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. They aim to sculpt a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They ensure young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.
YPAS provides mental health and emotional well-being services for children, young people and families in Liverpool. YPAS offer a range of support and therapeutic services for children and young people aged 5-25, and their families. The delivery of their citywide services includes primary schools, secondary schools and across 3 community hubs.
Do you support young people? Or know of an amazing, dedicated organisation who does?
To add your organisation to the signpost directory, simply contact us with details about the organisation: including aims, age, cost and location, and website. To recommend an organisation, simply get in touch.
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