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MYA RAISE – Merseyside Youth Association (MYA)

65-67 Hanover Street, L1 3DY

MYA RAISE - Merseyside Youth Association (MYA)

Merseyside Youth Association (MYA) is a charity dedicated to providing innovative support and opportunities for young people across Merseyside. 

MYA has a long and extraordinary history, dating all the way back to 1890. Grounded in the incredible social history of Liverpool, our affiliated clubs and their predecessors have been helping young people cope with all kinds of challenges. Through a range of dynamic, caring, high-quality charitable services and interventions we make every journey personal, so each interaction - big or small - ripples out into the wider community and society as a whole.

MYA delivers a wide range of early intervention, prevention projects and workforce development across Merseyside.



We want to make mental health everyone’s business.The Merseyside Youth Association’s RAISE Mental Health Promotion Team specialise in the promotion of mental health and resilience to children and young people.,as well as bitesize courses aimed specifically at parents, carers and professionals. 

RAISE brings a fun, energetic and highly innovative approach to teaching people about mental health. Grounded in best-practise resources it helps to build resilience, and grow individuals’ knowledge so they can support themselves and others.


There are different RAISE programmes, each with their own emphasis and audience, they include:

ROAR is an evidence-based training programme created to help teachers and school staff implement a whole-school approach to mental health. ROAR stands for Recognise (the signs) Open (ask open questions) Access (support and services) Resilience (build resilience). 

Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) is a peer education programme created to tackle gender-based violence, bullying, and other forms of abuse. 

Youth Connect 5 - Created specifically for parents and carers, YC5 helps develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to assist children in developing strong emotional well-being and improved family interaction.

NOW Fest -  an annual festival that allows young people to think about current issues and express themselves creatively, planned around and by young people, allowing them to showcase their talent whilst creating engagement on emotive social and personal issues that matter to them. 


The RAISE team also provide programmes and training for professionals and school settings.


Who is this aimed at?

Eligibility criteria depends on the project/service, please see our website for details.



The RAISE project is delivered in various locations across Merseyside

Main Office: 65-67 Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 3DY



Please contact us for details


How to get involved

Get in touch with us by phone or email, or by completing the contact form: Visit the Contact Us page on the MYA website

Please note: Different eligibility criteria will apply for each project, please see our website for further details.


Contact details

Merseyside Youth Association (MYA)

Phone: 0151 702 0700



CAMHS Crisis Line

Phone: 0151 293 3577 

If you are a child or young person in crisis, you can call the crisis care line 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but you should only present to Accident Emergency Department if you need medical treatment or are struggling to keep yourself safe in the immediate moment.


For further information

For more information about Merseyside Youth Association (MYA) search Merseyside Youth Association (MYA) in this directory.


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Visit the Merseyside Youth Association (MYA) website

Visit the Merseyside Youth Association (MYA) Facebook page




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