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About Neshomo

At Neshomo, we believe no one should have to face mental health issues alone. That’s why our team and dedicated volunteers provide confidential, non-judgmental support to Jewish adults experiencing mental health challenges in Manchester.


Our one-to-one befriending service provides around 2,500 hours of client face-to-face time a year.

Our Hospital Mental Health Link Worker Project launched in 2022 provides a specialized type of care to those leaving inpatient psychiatric care or are under a CMHT. The specially trained support workers provide an individualized service to each patient, leading to a significant improvement in their condition and helps reintegration into the community.

We also:-

  • Signpost many individuals to appropriate agencies

  • Have a lending library

  • Have online resources such as lectures and pamphlets

  • Run “The Network of Jewish Mental Health Practitioners”, all of whom provide services for people with mental health conditions

  • Provide social prescribing activities where we help people access activities to  improve mental health well-being such as art classes, creative writing, gardening and cookery

Our work reduces stigma and increases positive mental health in the Jewish community, helping people 


  • Gain confidence and increase feelings of being a part of society

  • Have better life chances

  • Feel less isolated

  • Reduce feelings of distress felt by individuals and their families

  • Reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, & depression


We also have

  • Increased awareness among statutory NHS and other health professionals of appropriate practice to meet cultural and religious needs

  • Positively influenced policy and improve mental health services in Greater Manchester

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