Important Announcement About Star Centre Referrals
We're sorry to inform you that we have taken the difficult decision to stop accepting new referrals to our Children & Young People Mental Health Project - the Star Centre.
We're experiencing extremely high demand for our service at Star, which is far beyond what our small team can deliver. With our current waiting times we feel we are unable to best support our young people with their mental health, and we hope this pause will allow us to improve access to our service in the future. This means that we are unable to accept any new referrals to the Star Centre from today. Anyone already on our waiting list will remain on it and we will contact you with an appointment as soon as possible - if you are on our waiting list you will already have had a letter home with further information from us.
There are other services available in the area that may be able to support you and we recommend you visit seftonliverpoolcamhs.com, contact your school or visit your GP. For urgent mental health concerns the CAMHS crisis team is available 24/7 on 0151 293 3577 or freephone 0808 196 3550. We also recommend Kooth - kooth.com is an online mental wellbeing community offering free, safe anonymous support. Young people in Sefton aged 11-18 can access Kooth at any time for community support with articles and discussion boards. Between specific times you can also chat to a counsellor online.
Thank you for your understanding and support.