The Liverpool ONE Foundation is one of the funds administered by the Community Foundation for Merseyside. The aim of the Liverpool ONE Foundation is to see a decrease in children and young people in Merseyside suffering with poor mental health.
They aim to do this by giving grants to organisations supporting children and young people, encouraging prevention, raising awareness and reducing stigma and convening organisations working in this area to ensure needs are being met. The Liverpool One Foundation will be open for applications in late Autum 2019.
As part of their aim to raise awareness of mental health, the Liverpool ONE Foundation worked with Radio City and a group of young people from Merseyside Youth Association (https://www.mya.org.uk) and YPAS (http://www.ypas.org.uk) to create some pieces for radio to try and encourage people to talk more about mental health.
The Liverpool ONE Foundation understands that looking after your mental health can be difficult and if you are not feeling great, it can be hard to know where to turn. Below is a list of different organisations and directories which can signpost you to help that is available. There is a mixture of online content and organisations that offer a variety of services. We encourage you to seek help, whether it be for yourself, your child or someone you know, as there are some amazing organisations and resources out there.
Where to go for help
Organisations listed alphabetically.
CAMHS: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are an NHS provided service that run in each borough or via borough partnerships. Their websites can provide useful resources as well as contact information.
Fresh CAMHS: Alder Hey CAMHS is part of the wider Liverpool CAMHS Partnership covering Liverpool and Sefton. They offer specialist services to support children and young people in Liverpool and Sefton, up to the age of 18, who are experiencing mental health difficulties as well as providing support to their families or carers. Their website has some useful material for young people to use such as self-help and quizzes. -http://www.freshcamhs.org
Knowsley, St Helens, Halton and Warrington CAMHS: NHS information on how to access CAHMS if you live within the partner boroughs (information for all boroughs is the same). - http://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/camhs-knowsley
Liverpool CAMHS Partnership: A service covering Liverpool and Sefton promoting the mental health, emotional wellbeing of all children, young people and their families/carers. As well as providing counselling via community providers (information and contact details provided), their website has useful resources, including videos, on many aspects of mental health. - https://www.liverpoolcamhs.com
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership CAMHS: On My Mind is an NHS website run by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, developed for everyone interested in the mental health and well-being of children and young people across Cheshire and Wirral. As well as providing details for the CAMHS services, the website provides useful resources for young people split into different age ranges. -http://cwpcamhscentre.mymind.org.uk
Health Watch Wirral: An organisation that works with local people to get the best out of their health services. Their website contains a database of Wirral-based support organisations containing all aspects of health but that can be searched by topic. - https://healthwatchwirral.co.uk/signposting/
Hub of Hope: A national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small who offer mental health advice and support. The database is searchable by postcode. - https://hubofhope.co.uk
Life Rooms: The Life Rooms is a concept developed by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, designed to provide enhanced support for the mental health and wellbeing of service users, carers, their families and the local community. Anyone can access Life Rooms which can currently be found in Walton and Southport. - https://liferooms.uk
Live Well Directory: A directory covering Knowsley, Liverpool and Sefton which lists physical and mental health and care services. The Directory is searchable via specific services, e.g. ‘youth counselling’ and then through postcode. - https://www.thelivewelldirectory.com
Mental Health Foundation: A charity with a mission to help people to thrive through understanding, protecting and sustaining their mental health. Their website contains lots of information about all different aspects of mental health and research around particular topics. There is also a directory of national sources of help. - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk
Mind map: A Liverpool ONE Foundation funded website designed to help young people navigate their mental health journey. Read magazine content with artistic and sporting talent, browse therapeutic resources, or utilise their ‘find help’ section to locate the free mental health services available in your area. - https://themindmap.co.uk/
NHS: The NHS provides information on how to access their mental health services, a directory of support services, and have a quiz for young people to signpost them to relevant resources. - https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/
On My Mind: A resource aimed to help young people make empowered choices about their mental health and wellbeing. The webpages have been co-produced by young people an include a help directory, what to expect when receiving help, a jargon buster and ideas for self-care. - https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/
Talk Liverpool: A free NHS service to people 16+ in Liverpool who are feeling depressed or anxious. The website also offers to downloadable self-help guides and a section on who to contact for urgent help. - https://www.talkliverpool.nhs.uk
Young Minds: A national charity fighting for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered whatever the challenges. The website includes a crisis message service for free 24/7 support, details for Childlike and a parents support section including a helpline number. - https://youngminds.org.uk