Find help now, speak to someone, and get information on community, local and national ongoing services.

If you or someone you care for needs help right now, if you feel like you might attempt suicide, or may have seriously harmed yourself, you need urgent medical help. Please:

  • call 999 for an ambulance
  • go straight to A&E, if you can
  • or call your local crisis team, if you have their number

If you can’t do this by yourself, ask someone to help you. Mental health emergencies are serious. You’re not wasting anyone’s time.

Speak to someone (for more click here)


For free, safe and confidential online counselling and wellbeing services for adults and students, contact Jami Qwell.

This is a nationwide online service provided by Qwell and offered for free to the community via Jami.


Papyrus are the young suicide prevention society. HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm |
2pm to 5pm on weekends)


If you are struggling to cope or need immediate help, contact Shout’s 24/7 crisis text service. Text Jami to 85258

Shout are working with Jami to deliver this service to the Jewish community.

Community Services (for more click here)

Camp Simcha

Camp Simcha believes that the best way to improve the quality of life for a sick child is to focus on the whole family.  They provide practical and emotional support for the parents and fun, uplifting and positive experiences for the siblings.  Camp Simcha are not clinical and look holistically at the families wellbeing when a child has a physical or mental health illness.

Please call their office to discuss if they can help your family on 0208 202 9297


Mental health services for individuals and carers in the UK Jewish community. For more information click here or call 020 8458 2223

Noa Girls

Practical, emotional and therapeutic support for adolescent girls in the Orthodox Jewish Community. Click here or call 020 8731 7025


Therapeutic support available to children and young people of school age who may be dealing with a wide range of difficulties. More details here or call 020 8809 8809


An umbrella for most Jewish mental health organisations in Greater Manchester. One-stop shop for mental health needs, information and service provision where we can.

Jewish Helpline

If you’re feeling alone, anxious, depressed, suicidal – or simply in need of someone to talk to – Jewish Helpline‘s trained volunteers offer confidential listening without judgement for the whole community. 

Voluntary Sector Services (for more click here)

Hub of Hope

This website allows you to find a range of local and voluntary sector services for mental health based on your postcode. There are also information pages on specific areas such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders.

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a charity for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression. Anxiety UK offer help and are fully supported by an expert team of medical advisors.


Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity, offering support online or by phone 365 days a year. They listen, help people understand the disorder, and support them to take positive steps towards recovery. They also support family and friends so they can help loved ones recover whilst also looking after their own mental health.

PLEASE NOTE: This page collate a range of charities and organisations to assist people more easily and quickly be aware of available services. The JLC and the Youth Mental Health Partnership hope these will be useful for those contacting them, however we are not in a position to officially endorse any specific organisation or service. 

Wellbeing Advice and Resources (for more click here)

NHS Audio Guides

Mental wellbeing audio guides from the NHS on topics including low mood, anxiety and sleep problems.


Mind’s resources for young people on looking after your wellbeing.

Support lines directory

Find almost 50 support line services including Jewish charities, general advice, as well as specific support for bereavement, addiction, debt and anxiety from across the wider voluntary sector.

The Youth Mental Health Partnership

Our vision is for every child and family in our community to have access to clearly understood, considerate, comprehensive and effective services that advance the recovery of young people who experience a mental health problem.

This partnership aspires to establish the foundations for progress towards this vision and generate learning for how these providers, and organisations within and beyond our community, can be part of meeting the growing mental health needs for children and young people within the UK Jewish community.


About the jlc community portal

As each of us adapts to the coronavirus pandemic and measures to contain it, people and local groups have inspired with acts of kindness providing food, care and comfort. Our communal leadership and vital charities have been working well and working together to assist the community through this crisis.

The JLC connects and coordinates the Jewish charitable sector, strengthens and supports leadership across our community, and magnifies and amplifies the individual voices and collective voice of our member organisations. Now is the time for cooperation and collective responsibility.

Working alongside the Board of Deputies at the beginning of the pandemic, the JLC regularly brought together CEOs from over 60 organisations. Our teams have been working with many more parts of the community every day during this crisis.
This portal is a development of that work, collating advice, resources and access to communal life online, in one place, for everyone across the Jewish community.

For more information on the JLC, visit our website at

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