By looking after their wellbeing at primary school (Seedlings)

Seedlings

When your child is going through something at home or in school, they might show how they’re feeling at school, or struggle to get on with their work, make friends or concentrate in class. That’s where we can help.

We support children with their emotions and behaviour at 120 primary schools in Merseyside.

What is Seedlings?

We run a service called Seedlings, in partnership with the Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS), where we go into 120 primary schools in Merseyside and support children with their mental health.

Our Seedlings service is made up of a team of specialist children’s psychotherapists who are in schools all over Merseyside, and can help your child when they’re struggling with:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Assault
  • Attempted suicide
  • Behavioural issues
  • Self-injury
  • Self-esteem
  • Bereavement/loss/grief
  • Bullying
  • School
  • Low mood
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Domestic abuse
  • Eating issues
  • Family issues
  • Substance misuse
  • Gender identity
  • Sexuality
  • Hearing voices
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Parental mental health
  • Parental substance abuse
  • Parental separation
  • Or something else

How can we help?

We’ll meet with your child on a one-to-one basis in a really safe, quiet place.

How we work with your child will depend entirely on them; what they like and dislike, how they’re feeling and what they want. Our psychotherapists are experts in child psychology and will always be gentle, non-judgemental and respectful of your child.

They have a range of different therapies and ways to help up their sleeves:

  • Talking therapies – where your child can talk about how they’re feeling, get things out in the open with someone they can trust and start to cope with things better over a bit of time.
  • Arts therapies – where your child can use art to express their feelings, through painting, drawing or even taking photos. This can sometimes feel easier than talking and help them to relax.

We’ll listen to your child, giving them the space and dedicated time to express how they’re feeling.  and help them express how they’re feeling through a range of activities, to get a better understanding of where they’re at.

We’ll then work with your child and their teachers to put a plan in place and help them to understand how they can support your child in the classroom to start to feel more comfortable, happier and more settled.

Your child’s therapist will meet with you to explain what they have learned about how your child is feeling. They’ll help you to emotionally support them at home.

How can my child get support from Seedlings?

Anyone can refer your child to our service. You could refer your child yourself, they could ask for help from you or their teachers, or their teachers or other staff at school could notice a change in their behaviour and contact us.

Contact Jo:

Call: 0151 702 5569
Email: joanne.costi@pss.org.uk