Seedlings

Seedlings is a therapeutic service for children, based in 120 primary schools across Liverpool.

What can Seedlings help with?

Sometimes when children are growing up, changes at home or at school can be hard to deal with. Difficult feelings can affect relationships with important people in our lives. But when these feelings are expressed in therapy, it becomes easier to understand and make sense of them.

Early intervention is key to assisting children achieve their full potential, enabling them to build a strong foundation which they can carry through life.

The Seedlings service support the emotional needs of children allowing them to develop, grow and to build their resilience.

Our service is delivered in partnership with Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) and funded by Liverpool Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS).

What does the Seedlings team do?

Our qualified therapists provide a range of support that is age-appropriate and tailored to what each child needs. This includes both 1:1 sessions and group work that can use a range of techniques including:

• talking therapies;

• arts therapies;

• support and advice for families; and

• providing education and resources to help staff deal with difficult emotional issues.

Why are children referred to Seedlings?

Children could be referred to Seedlings for a whole range of reasons, including a lack of confidence in their school work, peer relationships and difficulties at home.

Sessions with a therapist can allow them some dedicated space and time to explore any issues that may arise. It could be a member of staff or a parent or carer who notices a change in a child’s behaviour. A child may also ask for support. Anyone can refer to the Seedlings team.

Whatever a child is dealing with, Seedlings provides a safe environment where children can creatively share their personal story. If you have any concerns about a child’s emotional wellbeing, it is always worth speaking to a member of the  team to see if we can help.

Making a referral

To refer a child into our Seedlings service, please use the Seedlings referral form here.

Get in touch

If you’d like to talk to one of our experts about Seedlings, please drop Jo a line:

Email: joanne.costi@pss.org.uk

Call: 0151 702 5580