Support offered to young
people in Liverpool affected by Manchester attack
COUNSELLING is being offered to young people across
Liverpool affected by the terror attack in Manchester earlier this week.
Schools across the City are able to access and guidance via the Young Person's
Advisory Service (YPAS) and CAMHS (Children and Adolescents Mental Health
Service). If anyone needs support they should approach a member of school staff
or they can approach the advisory service YPAS directly for support.
CAMHS have mental health link workers connected to each of the City's secondary
schools while YPAS has community hubs across the City, where young people can pop
in for a chat or to arrange counselling.
Councillor Barry Kushner, Cabinet member for children's services, said:-
"Our heart goes out to those whose lives have been changed forever as a result
of what happened in Manchester on Monday night. We know that there are young
people in the City were at the concert, or know people who were there and those
who were tragically killed or injured. At this time, it is really important for
young people and families in our City to know that counselling support is
available for them."
Assistant Mayor and Cabinet member for education, Councillor Nick Small, added:-
"We know that the shock of an event like this can take time to emerge, and
it is important that people in our City know that this support will be there
when they need it, whether it is now, in the next few weeks or even the next few
Monique Collier, Chief Executive of YPAS, said:- "We have already been
providing support and therapeutic services to students in Liverpool and we
believe that over the coming weeks there will be increased demand for services
as the enormity of what has happened sinks in. It is important that people
remember that support is available and they should not be embarrassed about
asking for support."
More information about CAMHS can be found
online and also on the YPAS