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Violence Reduction Unit - Mental Health Offer

Merseyside Youth Association (MYA),  Young Persons Advisory Service (YPAS), and ADDvanced Solutions Community Network are pleased to announce an initiative, Funded by Merseyside’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), covering Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, Wirral, St Helens and Halton, aimed at reducing violent crime amongst young people. 

We will engage with young people, who have been affected or involved with violence, and who now need support to help them recover, help them to feel safe, and enable them to make those connections with agencies who can help them.

The offer is made up of mentoring, therapeutic support, coaching and training.


A dedicated Intensive Trauma Informed Mentor will guide young people, creating a personalised pathway programme with them and providing one to one support. Through robust assessment, the Mentors will identify and facilitate access to a toolkit, personal and social development actitivies,  therapeutic services, and specialised therapists.

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Training available to support early intervention, please book following the links below:

·         YC5 train the trainers course, to delive a 5 session parenting programme- https://youthconnect5.org.uk/

·         ROAR mental health training and resource for staff within primary schools - https://www.roarresponse.com/


As part of this initiative, ADDvanced Solutions Community Network will deliver 1:1 coaching interventions for young people living with a neurodevelopmental condition, and their families, to help them to better understand themselves, identify their own triggers and impulsive/risk taking behaviours and to develop strategies to support positive behaviour change with a view to keeping themselves safe and managing themselves away from criminal activity/exploitation. 

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Therapeutic support:

Young Persons Advisory Service (YPAS) will provide a range of services that will include:

 ·   Children and Young People: Therapeutic Support – individual therapy and therapeutic group work programmes

·   Parental Support: Parent consultation (face-face and telephone), parental support (face-face and telephone), coffee mornings and drop-in services  

·   Family Support: Family mediation, family support and consultation

For more information, please email: