Mental Health

Looking after your Mental Health is important. Find out more about the services who can support you.

Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through to adulthood. There are many common causes for mental health problems and affects 1 in 4 people in Britain.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Sevices (CAMHS)

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a mental health assessment and therapeutic service for children and young people (up to the age of 18) and their families. The service is based at Royde House.

They offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment for children and young people suffering from:

  • emotional difficulties
  • behavioural difficulties
  • relationship difficulties
  • developmental difficulties
  • other mental health disorders (eg psychosis, eating disorders)

How Can I Access CAMHS?

CAMHS can be accessed through a referral process by various professionals/agencies, for more information about the referral process and initial assessment click here.

Contact: 01534445030

Email: hsscamhs@health.gov.je

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Adult Mental Health

Adult Mental Health is a service for clients between the ages of 16 and 65.

The service comes under 3 main areas:

  • Acute Community Mental Health Team
  • Continuing Care Service
  • Orchard House Acute Admission Unit

How Can I Access These Services?

The adult mental health services can be accessed through a referral process, for more information on these services and their referral process click here.

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Emotional Support Service - Jersey Hospice Care

The Emotional Support Service is available to adults and children of all ages in need of support whilst coming to terms with an advanced illness.

The service is made up of a team of counsellors, an administrator and volunteer support workers.

Emotional Support for Children

The service offer’s one to one sessions with a support worker, qualified to work with children. The sessions are confidential and last no longer than an hour, at mutually convenient time. The sessions are in a setting that allows space to process thoughts and feelings.


How can you access the Emotional Support Service?
You can self-refer or, with your consent, your friends, family or workplace can contact the service on your behalf. Your GP may also refer you to the service.

After an initial assessment, by one of our qualified counsellors, you will be offered what they feel may be the most appropriate support for your needs.


Contact: 01534 285144

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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 their family, friends and professionals who support them.

Their courses support adults to enhance their knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions, recovery, wellbeing and life skills. All their courses work to provide hope, opportunity and empowerment.

Every course is co-designed and delivered by a peer trainer, with lived experience, and a co-trainer, with professional expertise in the topic area.

Jersey Recovery College is an independent local charity, funded by the States of Jersey and donations from the local community.

Contact: 01534 505977

Email: hello@recovery.je

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Mind Jersey

Mind Jersey is an independent local charity that provides support to people living with mental illness.  Their vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all, and treats people with experience of mental illness fairly, positively and with respect.All money raised by Mind Jersey stays in Jersey for the benefit of Island residents.

The services they offer at Mind Jersey are:

  • Information
  • Advocacy
  • Carer and family support
  • Peer support
  • Training
  • Signposting

At Mind Jersey they also offer residential services where they offer practical advice about day to day living with mental illness to anyone, and also offer a residential service for eighteen people experiencing acute mental health illness.

Contact: 08007359404

Email: admin@mindjersey.org

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Samaritans

Samaritans are there to listen 24 hours a day 365 days a year and they are there when things are too much. They will listen to how you feel no matter what the reason is. It is completely confidential they won’t tell anyone about you or your call unless you want them to.

They are committed to following these values:

  • Listening – because exploring feelings alleviates distress and helps people to reach a better understanding of their situation and the options open to them
  • Confidentiality – because if people feel safe, they are more likely to be open about their feelings
  • People making their own decisions – wherever possible, because we believe that people have the right to find their own solution and telling people what to do takes responsibility away from them
  • Being non-judgemental – because we want people to be able to talk to us without fear of prejudice or rejection
  • Human contact – because giving people time, undivided attention and empathy meets a fundamental emotional need and reduces distress and despair.

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Jersey Eating Disorders Support (JEDS)

Jersey Eating Disorder Support is a registered local Jersey Charity providing support for those affected by eating disorders.

The aim of the charity is to provide a safe space where people can come and share their experiences whether you are affected personally or if you are a family member or friend who is concerned about a loved one affected by an eating disorder.

JEDS work in partnership with Beat UK and follows Beat guidelines provided for running a support group. It is run by a group of volunteers who have experienced or have experience in dealing with eating disorders.

The purpose of the meetings is to provide a safe space where people can come and share their experiences. The group is run on a self-help basis. The opportunity to be heard and supported by JEDS is open not just to people directly affected by an eating disorder but to people who care for and are supporting someone who is affected.

Contact: 07797774794

Email: getintouch@jeds.je

However if you do not have a phone or credit to do this, pop into YES and we will contact them on your behalf.

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Triumph Over Phobia (TOP)

Triumph Over Phobia (TOP) Jersey is a self-help group for sufferers of phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related conditions. We aim to help sufferers overcome their fears and become ex-sufferers. Group meetings are held weekly.

The structured treatment plan which is tailored to each individual is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This is commonly used in the treatment of phobias, OCD, depression and related conditions for more information click on their website below.

Contact: 01534608008

Email: topjerseyci@gmail.com

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