This section has details on services offering helplines, online counselling and text support. There are services for young people, for parents/carers and services focused on particular difficult situations or feelings. All these services are here to help people and many can also direct you to other support available.
Young Minds have a beginner’s guide to the NHS’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for young people and parents.
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 or, if you can, go straight to A&E. Details on emergency advice from Mind are available here.
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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.
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
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 www.thejlc.org