Support Services

Emotional Health and Well – being

 For information on support services available to young people in Sefton visit:-

 Access Sefton

A free confidential service, commissioned by the NHS. The service is available to anyone aged 16+ and registered with a Sefton G.P. For more information call 0300 303 2708 or visit

The Star Centre

The Star Centre (provided by Venus) opened in June 2017. They provide a place where young people up to the age of 18 can access information and advice on mental health issues, as well as group support and a variety of therapies. For more information call 0151 474 4744 or visit

Parents guide on teenage depression

Within this parent’s guide to teenage depression, Priory Group’s child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg looks at what can cause depression in young people and how it can feel for them. She also outlines the warning signs of teenage depression and highlights where parents and carers can turn for support.

Priory Group has a young people’s mental health service, and is dedicated to providing the best mental health support for children and adolescents.


A free confidential telephone helpline which takes calls from victims, parents or from people with information about the bullying of children. The Merseyside based team can also provide practical advice and can act as a mediator between the organisation where the bullying is taking place and the parents/carer of the child involved. For more information call 0800 169 6928 or visit

 Additional support and information available

 Mental Health/Anxiety – Information for Young People and Families about CAMHS and mental health. –Support for parents/ carers and young people in relation to mental health. –Self-help website to Young people with depression, anxiety, anger, panic, stress, bereavement, phobias, traumatic stress, sleep problems, obsession and compulsions. – Self-help website for young people and parents/carers to support with anxiety – Self-help website for ADHD, anger, anxiety, pain, suicidal thoughts, depression, flashbacks, self-esteem, OCD, panic, problem solving, psychosis, relationships, stress.

Advice & Support/Counselling – Online counselling support to young people – Support to Young people – information, advice and guidance support

Self Harm –Support for young people who self-harm

Eating Disorders – Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS or any other difficulties with food, weight and shape

Sexuality – Information and support to Transgender individuals

Voices/Visions – Support to children/ young people who hear voices, sees visions or have unusual sensory experiences