Wellbeing Services

Our Wellbeing Service provides a range of services that are designed to help you with your practical issues: offering various groups, drop-ins and individual information, advice and guidance.

Information Advice and Guidance (IAG)

Practical one to one support

Young People IAG

Delivered via one-to-one support, this project works with children and young people aged 10—25 who, due to a wide range of needs, are isolated and often have low confidence and self-esteem. The aim of the project is to support and give confidence to young people in setting goals, focusing on enhancing positive mental health and wellbeing, assisting young people to break down any barriers or challenges faced.

Parenting IAG

Family pressures can sometimes be difficult to manage without support and guidance to help. Many parents feel confused by what information is available or struggle to access services. Parenting IAG will provide a listening ear and provide parents with information, advice and guidance including signposting to internal and external organisations depending on the needs of the family.

LGBTQ+ Support

Support for young people to explore their sexuality and/or gender identity


GYRO are award-winning LGBTQ+ groups for young people aged 12-25 who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or are Questioning their sexuality or gender identity. 1 to 1 appointments are available with a worker with an LGBTQ+ specialism for confidential support if you feel groups aren’t right for you.

Note: We use LGBTQ+ to encompass and include all identities across the spectrums of sexuality and gender.

YPAS is proud to be delivering the Rainbow Flag Award to schools and colleges in Merseyside. CLICK HERE to find out more.

THE Action Youth.

THE* (Trans Health Education) Action Youth group project is aimed at young people aged 12-18 who identify as trans or gender non-conforming, whose gender identity does not match with the one given to them from birth, or young people who are questioning their gender identity.

Secondary School Wellbeing Clinics

Early access to support in secondary schools

Wellbeing Clinics are offered in all secondary schools in Liverpool. They run for half a day each week during term time. Each school has a dedicated YPAS practitioner who meets with young people on a one-to-one basis. The YPAS team of practitioners includes Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) workers and Children & Young People’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CYWPs). The Wellbeing Clinics aim to give young people early access to support mental health and emotional wellbeing difficulties.

Open Access Group Sessions

youth & playgroups across 3 hubs
For an up-to-date timetable of groups and activities at each of our hubs click here:

Crisis Drop-In

If you are struggling with emotional and psychological distress, and consider yourself or your child to be in a self-defined crisis or feeling lonely and isolated and need a listening ear……. The YPAS CRISIS DROP-IN is here to offer you a safe space. We have trained professional staff to listen and support you through difficult times across our 3 community hubs.

Chat & Chill 

The daily drop-in service based at our Central Community Hub offers a safe, comfortable space where 16-25-year olds can gain information, support and advice across a range of different issues. Young people can take part in activities and meet new people in a safe space.


For 16-25-year-old young people. YPAS’s drop-in service has an open door policy. It provides a safe, comfortable space in a relaxed environment. You can drop in for a chat, meet new people, access the computer suite/wifi, discuss YPAS’s services or take part in informal education sessions. A member of staff is always available to meet and assist you if you need support.


For secondary school age young people. Thrive project provides a safe and supportive space where young people can access and receive support, information, guidance and advice. All sessions that are delivered aim to enhance self-esteem, confidence and social skill levels, whilst supporting positive mental health and healthy lifestyle decisions and choices.


Smarty’s is an open access group for primary school aged children. Smarty’s provides a secure, happy and stimulating environment; enabling children to learn and develop attitudes, skills and abilities. Smarty’s offers a wide range of activities including creative play, arts, drama, dance and singing etc. Registration will require parent/carers consent. Please call in to complete a registration pack.

Parental Support

Support programmes, courses & coffee events for parents & carers

Please see our what’s on calendar for the latest programme times and event details

Coffee Events

Coffee events are currently being held virtually, parents and carers who book on will receive a link to join us online. Lots of services are invited to our coffee events to give information about the support they can offer, previous services who have been invited to talk with parents include , Talk Liverpool, Liverpool Early Help Hubs, LIVPac, Autism in Motion and many more. These events are open access: any parent /carer can attend a coffee event.

Youth Connect 5

A five week programme to help parents gain an understanding, knowledge and skills in relation to promoting resilience for their children. Parents will finish the course with a range of tools that they can use to support their children. This is a course for parents/carers of children aged 8 plus.

Parent Conduct Programme

Parent Conduct support is recommended and most successful for parents of children aged 5 – 10 years old. This intervention works primarily with the parent/s to support their child. The Parent Conduct programme is a targeted programme directed at children with behavior or conduct difficulties. It is about working collaboratively with the parent/s throughout the intervention.

Incredible Years (IY)

This Parenting Programme focuses on strengthening parenting competencies and fostering parent involvement in children’s experiences, to promote their social and emotional skills and reduce conduct problems. The programme is for any parent or carer of a child aged between 2 and 10 years old in Liverpool who want to learn new ways to manage their child’s behaviour.

ParenTalk – The Teenage Years

The teenage years are a time of transition and can be challenging for both teenagers and parents. Parentalk – The Teenage Years is all about helping parents and carers to do the best job they can as they navigate these years with their teenager.
It’s a relaxed, informal course giving you the opportunity to talk about the day-to-day challenges you face, as well as sharing the things that are going well.

Parent Walk : Well-being walks for parent/carers across Liverpool

We will meet as a group that will be facilitated by two Parenting Practitioners, to get out and about in different locations around Liverpool to boost our well-being and engage with other parent/carers and YPAS as a service!

For more information please contact to Eleanor Patino in the Parenting Team, YPAS: [email protected] 0151 305 2030

Day and Time: pending

Location: different walking routes around Liverpool

Primary Care Liaison Service

Mental health support, brief interventions, advice & signposting

The YPAS Primary Care Liaison Service for Children & Young People is an early intervention service that aims to give support to those who may not have received any help before, access to mental health and emotional wellbeing support, early on, in a way that is convenient. The service can  be offered in GP surgeries, YPAS hubs and via digital platform Zoom. A GP or another Primary Care Health Professional can refer you.


Youth Justice IAG Service

Referred directly from the Liaison Diversion Team Mersey Care

The Youth Justice IAG Service provides Information Advice and Guidance to young people who are at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system. Referrals are directly made into YPAS via the Liaison Diversion Team Mersey Care