January 8, 2018

A fantastic start to the new year as our Seedlings Project wins a National Children & Young People’s Mental Health (CYPMH) Award. So proud to announce The Seedlings Project won an award at the Positive Practice in Mental Health National Awards #PPiMH! The Seedlings Project had been shortlisted for the Contribution to Services Category and successfully came away on the night with a first place trophy and certificate.

The awards evening took place at Manchester Town Hall on Saturday 6th January 2018 hosted by Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham.

Seedlings is an early intervention therapeutic service ran by Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) and PSS – Spinning World. The joint initiative offers more than 120 primary schools within Liverpool access to therapeutic services, providing an environment in which children feel safe enough to explore and express difficult feelings and experiences.

The Contribution to Services award is for an individual or group whose efforts in contributing to improving the quality of their local CYPMH services has been exemplary and inspiring to professionals and children and young people and we could not be any more proud of our team for winning this national award on the night

The awards are supported by Breakthrough MH, #PPiMH Collaborative, NHS England and NW Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Nicky Martin, Counselling and Psychotherapy Service Manager at YPAS added:

“We are absolutely delighted to have won this national award, it was a real honor to be shortlisted and attend the ceremony itself, but to come away with the winners trophy is fantastic recognition for the Seedlings Project and the work our team does in Liverpool’s Primary Schools. A great start to 2018!”