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Useful Contacts

Urgent Support

If you or someone you know is at imminent risk of suicide please use the following contacts:


> Call 999 or go to your local A&E department.

> Call Hatzola Manchester 0161 708 9999

> If the risk is less immediate, contact your GP who can help refer you to the appropriate service if necessary.


Advice on managing suicidal thoughts and the urge to self-harm:​

Coping with Suicidal Thoughts

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Jewish Helpline Neshomo

Jewish Helpline

0800 652 9249 / 020 3096 2875

Sun – Thurs: 12pm – 12am and Fri: 12-3pm

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Stop It Now!

For anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse. Callers do not need to give identifying information, so can remain anonymous:

0808 1000 900


0161 236 8000

Confidential emotional support.

Open 24 hours a day.

Samaritans Nesomo


0800 068 4141

Information and support for people under 35 with suicidal feelings.

TEXT 07786209697 or


Papyrus Neshomo
Sane Neshomo


0845 767 8000

Emotional support and information.

Open 6pm-11pm every day.

SHOUT (text service)

Text 85258

For support in a crisis

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Migdal Emunah

Text TALK to 8228

A support service for Jewish victims of sexual abuse and their families



Helpline for parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEND) and young people with SEND:

Tel: 0161 850 3330



Greater Manchester Mental Health 24/7 Helpline

0800 953 0285 

A 24/7 free helpline which you can call any time, day or night, if you feel your mental health is beginning to suffer. 

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Bury Getting Helpline 

0161 464 3679 

Mon-Sat 8am-8pm

A telephone support line for adults and children, providing advice, guidance and signposting for emotional health and wellbeing needs. 

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Find a Therapist

Pathways Neshomo


A referral service to help you find a Jewish therapist: 0161 696 4511

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The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies



Jewish Action for Mental Health

Free counselling and therapy for children and adults:

Tel: 07510 204 844 



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The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy:

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Counselling Directory

Connects you with professional counsellors and therapists near you to help you find the help you need:

Six Degrees Neshomo

Six Degrees

Short-term psychological support that you can self-refer to. They will refer you onwards if appropriate:

Tel: 0161 212 4981



We highly recommend that any therapist you use has appropriate qualifications – if you would like further advice on this please contact us at Neshomo.

Keren Neshomo


Supporting girls from the orthodox Jewish community (age 12-24): 0161 708 0700

Services for Women

Jewish Womens Aid Neshomo

Jewish Women's Aid

Domestic abuse Helpline:

 0808 801 0500

Sexual violence support:

0808 801 0656

Services for Men

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Gateway Action

Mentoring service for Jewish boys: 

07942 819 976

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Survivors Manchester

For male survivors of sexual abuse:

Helpline: 0808 800 5005

Office: 0161 236 2182

​Services for General Support

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The Fed

Community Advice and Support Team (CAST) there to help in the Manchester Jewish community if you are experiencing a social care problem:

0161 772 4800 (opt 2)

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Ezra Care

Offer a range of support services to ease the effects of illness and disability in the Jewish community: 0161 708 8000

The Friendship Circle Neshomo

The Friendship Circle

A Jewish charity which offers assistance and support to individuals with special needs and their families by providing social and educational programming:

0161 792 1792

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Paperweight Trust

A Jewish charity to help with financial, legal and administrative affairs: 0161 507 5480

Public Services for Mental Health


Greater Manchester Suicide Bereavement Information Service

If you have been bereaved or affected by suicide:

Tel: 0161 983 0700



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Beacon Service 

A social prescribing service to support people who would benefit from support within their local community

Tel: 0161 518 5550

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Drugs and Alcohol Service:

Salford: 0161 358 1530

Bury: 0161 271 0020

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No Panic

Helps and supports those living with Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders.

Helpline Number 0300 772 9844

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Living Life to the Full

Offer a range of courses and resources to help overcome stress, anxiety or low mood. 

Speak to your GP regarding a referral to the following services:

Eating Disorder Clinic: Provides a safe and supportive space where individuals can develop an understanding of their difficulties and gain control over their eating disorder


Early Intervention Team: For people experiencing a first episode of psychosis.


Community Mental Health Team: Provides multi-disciplinary assessment, treatment and care of adults with severe and enduring mental health problems.

See GMMH website for more details about these services and many more:

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