From time to time we all need a little extra assistance in looking after our mental health. Taking the first step towards speaking to someone isn't always easy, so we have put together some links to local services to help you make that first move.
As well as trying out some of the tips on our Health and Wellbeing page, you can also contact the services below for support. To find out more about each service, click on the logo below which will redirect you to the organisation's website.
Mind Jersey offers a range of services including peer support, carer and family support as well as a child and young person's service supporting 7 to 25 year-olds. Mind also provides training and a residential service. Their website also has a wealth of helpful resources and information related to looking after your mental health.
The Listening Lounge provides mental health and wellbeing support for adults aged 18 and over. All their services are free and can be accessed either by dropping in between 10am - 10pm or via self-referral.
Jersey Recovery College
Jersey Recovery College is a community-based independent mental health charity. They offer education and training opportunities to people experiencing mental health difficulties and the family, friends and professionals who support them.
Youth Enquiry Service (YES)
YES provides a free, independent 1:2:1 counselling service for young people aged 12 to 25 years old. This can be accessed by self-referral or by another person or agency. All appointments take place at the YES drop-in at 'The Link'.
Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. The Samaritans are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to listen and are happy for you to drop into their Hue Street branch during opening hours.
Jersey Hospice Care
Jersey Hospice Care offers a range of support services and education programmes. They run an Emotional Support Service for people who have, or care for someone with a life-limiting illness, as well as a free Community Bereavement Service to support people who are grieving, regardless of the reason for the loss.
If you are in crisis and need urgent support, contact your GP or Emergency Department at the General Hospital. In an emergency you can contact the Police or Ambulance Service on 999 or 112 to get help.
If you are worried about someone else you should tell someone. You can speak to one of the above services for advice and guidance, or contact 999 or 112 in an emergency.