A new-look mental health hub for young people in Liverpool has moved a step closer to becoming a reality after a successful 12-hour dance-a-thon.
The event organised by the Young Person’s Advisory Service’s was held during Children’s Mental Health Week, to help raise funds for the refurbishment of the YPAS city centre hub, which is over 200 years old.
Young people and families across Merseyside attended the fundraiser with celebrity Ricky Tomlinson joining to launch the event.
Look who I met at @YPAS #danceathon for #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek this morning!!! Big thanks to Ricky for coming along and what a great start to Friday. @LivCAMHSFYI #mentalhealth pic.twitter.com/JwIeR0Swfx
— Dean Leake (@deanleake02) February 10, 2023
The total amount raised currently stands at £223, however the charity fundraiser will remain active for a few more weeks.
CEO Monique Collier said: “If there was going to be an organisation that was going to have a dance-a-thon, during Children’s Mental health week it would be YPAS. It’s what we do, it’s about the de-stigmatisation of mental health.
“We had a great day. 12 hours of children, young people, parents and staff – not forgetting the infamous ‘Ricky Tomlinson’ connecting to music and dance and really feeling the positive impact it has on our mental health.”
To help raise money any donations can be made via the dance-a-thon page here
Or via the central hub rebuild fundraiser here