Supporting Mental Health in Liverpool

Having good mental health and wellbeing makes it easier to deal better with the different stresses (physical and mental) and problems in life. It also supports our ability to fulfil our ambitions and dreams, to be more confident, have good relationships with other people and cope with life’s ups and downs. The Covid 19 pandemic has unquestionably had a detrimental effect on mental health and well-being in our communities.

Liverpool City Council Department of Public Health Community Mental Health grant programme, administered by LCVS, supports the work of local voluntary, community and faith organisations to work with individuals who may need low-level support to enhance their well-being. The awards panel were overwhelmed by the quality and diversity of VCF interventions and many extremely worthwhile projects couldn’t be funded because of the limited amount available. The successful projects below provide an insight into the huge variety and quality of work being done locally to support the mental health of local people and communities. Take a look and if you would like more information please contact the organisation directly.


Al-Ghazali Centre: ‘Youth Mental Health Support Programme’

Mental health workshops and activities for young people aged 12 to 18 years.

Addressing mental health promotion in youth outside of educational settings

L7 6HA



Autism Adventures Training CIC: ‘My Mental Health- What’s OK?’

Project aimed at people with autism to improve understanding of and break down barriers to mental health, as well as providing tools and strategies to manage emotions and feelings

Addressing mental health promotion in youth outside of educational setting, financial insecurity, debt and loneliness

L24 0TR



Compass Counselling Services: ‘Community Counselling Service / Bereavement Support Programme’

A counselling programme for people requiring support following bereavement, especially those who may not be able to access other services and require the continuity of support that Compass delivers.

Addressing bereavement support

L2 2AH



Croxteth Gems Community Association: ‘Taking Care of our Gems’

Sessions for children & young people including; autism and ADHD-friendly yoga and meditation sessions and art therapy.

Addressing mental health promotion in youth outside of educational settings

L11 4TR



Granby Somali Women’s Group: ‘GSWG Befriend Me’

A social network where elderly Muslim and minority ethnic women will come together, exchange ideas, have interesting discussions and participate in a number of activities, which will alleviate their loneliness.

Addressing loneliness to protect the mental health of vulnerable groups

L8 2UU



iiin community: ‘Intergenerational Sustainable Skills Exchanges’

Intergenerational learning project delivering sessions to bereaved and socially isolated older adults.

Addressing bereavement and loneliness

L24 1WA



Imagine If Trust: ‘The Zone Youth Hub’

Fun, safe and active sessions for primary school aged children, providing a stimulating environment where children can thrive and grow in confidence.

Mental health promotion in youth outside of educational settings

L15 3HA



Kindred Minds: ‘Kindred Minds Arts on Prescription’

Arts courses for people in need of mental health support, allowing them to meet new people and participate in a creative outlet

Addressing bereavement and loneliness

L25 2PR



Liverpool Arabic Centre: ‘Your Safe Space’

A culturally sensitive mental health support service, which combines Western and Arab/Muslim traditional therapies to provide support for people experiencing poor emotional and mental well-being due to financial hardship.

Addressing financial insecurity, debt and loneliness

L8 0TP



Liverpool Bereavement Service: ‘Supporting younger people after loss or bereavement’

Counselling sessions for children and young people who have suffered a loss or bereavement.

Addressing bereavement

L1 6AF



Norris Green Community Alliance: ‘Mindful Communities’

Men’s and women’s support groups with regular meetings, services and activities to reduce isolation and improve mental health.

Addressing bereavement, loneliness and mental health promotion in youth outside of educational setting

L11 2RY



Pagoda Arts: ‘Post-Covid’

Supporting the Chinese community post-covid and after an increase in race-related crime by providing a hub in which people can come together to socialise and feel safe out in the community again.

Addressing loneliness and mental health promotion in youth outside of educational setting

L1 5BU



Peloton Liverpool Ltd: ‘Joy Ride’

A cycling club to support men in recovery, whilst providing an opportunity to socialise, exercise and build skills.

Addressing loneliness

L13 9AF


Priority Youth Project: ‘Priority Youth Counselling Support Programme’

A 1-1 counselling service for children and young people aged 8-19 years.

Addressing mental health promotion in youth outside of educational setting

L12 7HZ



The Comedy Trust: ‘Laughter After Loss’

Workshops, drop-ins and discussion groups to for adults following a bereavement,

supporting their journey through the power of laughter.

Addressing bereavement

L1 1HL



The Vibe Liverpool: ‘We’re Listening’

A 1-1 listening service and group sessions with a focus on bereavement support.

Addressing bereavement and loneliness

L25 1PH



Triple C Liverpool: ‘Norris Green Debt Advice and Triple C Older Persons Project’

Norris Green Debt Advice: Debt Advice Project providing a free, non-judgemental and confidential advice service with ongoing support for clients.

Triple C Older Persons Project: Supporting older people who have been shielding during the pandemic through a range of weekly activities such as exercise classes, crafts, speakers, afternoon events, befriending calls and welfare checks.

Addressing financial insecurity, debt and loneliness

L11 3BR



Valley Community Theatre: ‘Arts4Change’

A range of arts activities and workshops for young people aged 8-25 aimed at addressing a rise in mental health issues due to Covid-19.

Addressing mental health promotion in youth outside of educational setting

L27 3YA



Vauxhall Community Law and Information Centre: ‘Income, Benefits, Debt & Bereavement Advice Service’

Supporting and increasing the incomes of people living in poverty through free legal advice and representation, bereavement advice such as welfare benefits and housing and debt advice to those who have suffered a loss.

Addressing financial insecurity, debt and bereavement

L5 8UX


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