Charities by Category: Mental Health / Learning Difficulties
Arts Therapies For Children (ATFC) provide Art and Play therapy for children struggling with a diverse range of behavioural and emotional difficulties. We strongly believe that timely interventions offered to children whilst they are young can prevent issues becoming entrenched and continuing into adolescence and adulthood.
Sessions are held within the school as we feel that the best place for a child to receive therapy is a place where they feel safe and during times when they are not exhausted after a long day.
Working collaboratively with the school enables the therapist to observe the children at play or in class and meet with teachers, SENCO’s and parents in order to provide the best possible support for each child.
At Ohel Sarah, our mission is to enrich the quality of life for over 400 children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities in Israel by providing comprehensive, ongoing support in the spheres of education, employment and independent living.
Delivering care from age six until end of life, we aim to help each person grow and acquire crucial skills to enable them to become confident, independent and contributing members of society.
Established in 1894, Herzog Hospital is Israel’s foremost centre for geriatric, respiratory, mental health and psychotrauma care, treatment and research. It currently maintains 330 patient beds, with another 270 scheduled to come on line with the construction of a new medical pavilion. A Children’s Chronic Respiratory Care Department treats children ranging in age from three months to 21 years.
Herzog’s Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma treats children and adult victims of terror attacks, war and domestic violence.
The Hospital’s Clinical Center for Brain Research is internationally recognized for its work in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and schizophrenia.
91 – 93 Stamford Hill
Chizuk’s aim is to help individuals – and their families – in the Orthodox Jewish Community who have mental health problems, reducing their sense of isolation, building confidence and encouraging them to take their place in Society. Chizuk also offers help and support to those experiencing life crises.
Our services include art therapy, befriending, drop-in groups, family consultations, hospital visits, organising carers, advocacy and public events.
As the only mental health organisation that specialises in providing a religiously and culturally sensitive environment for its Orthodox Jewish users, Chizuk’s role is also educational, in that it helps to combat stigma by changing the way that mental health is viewed in the Community. Chizuk is a national service.
Kisharon transforms the lives of children and adults with a wide range of learning disabilities. It is the only Jewish organization providing education, supported living and a complement of adult services which include an employment programme, social enterprise opportunities and life skills courses. All of which are offered across the community.
At Kisharon we believe equality is everyone’s right, whichever path they take. We provide a structured yet warm and caring environment that ensures every individual can meet their potential to live as independently as possible whilst integrating within the wider community. Please contact us for further information on how you can help or to make a donation.
Middx, HA8 4GL
Langdon empowers Jewish youth and adults with learning disabilities to live the independent lives they deserve. We do this by providing them with supported living, employment opportunities, education and a vibrant social life, all within a Jewish ethos.
Through Langdon’s supported living houses in London and Manchester, our members live in their own homes, with the appropriate level of support to meet individual needs. This enables them to gain independence in a safe and secure environment, living as a community within a community.
1 Rectory Lane
Larches Community ‘Valuing People for Who They Are’
‘Roots and Wings’ Social Enterprise offers people with learning disabilities and autism life changing employment skills. Courses include jewellery, craft, mosaic, cider, beer and rug making. “Go Green Go!” recycling project turns plastic bottles into works of art. Our mission is to support each unique person “To Be the Best They Can Be”. ‘Learning for Life’ Programme creates a safe and structured environment where people experience greater independence and strive to develop their abilities, talents and skills.
At Legadel, we believe that every child deserves to succeed, no matter his/her circumstances. Legadel provides professional support to disadvantaged children in the North West London, Edgware and surrounding Jewish communities that are failing to thrive and succeed at school, and we do this within their school environment.
We offer a pool of resources including speech and language therapy, specialist literacy teaching, specialist maths teaching, occupational therapy and one-to-one key worker support.
Our aim is that these children will be in a better position to fully integrate into school life socially, emotionally and behaviourally; and to see the children thrive as they become able to achieve their full potential!
Nightingale Hammerson is a leading specialist in residential care. Nightingale Hammerson consists of two residential care homes for older members of the Jewish Community: Nightingale House in South London and Hammerson House in North London (currently closed for redevelopment).
Nightingale Hammerson is one of the oldest established Jewish caring charities in the UK and is renowned for offering special places to live. Nightingale Hammerson specialises in person-centred care, within a stimulating and dignified environment where every person is treated as an individual.
The aim is to create a home for life, based on best practice, innovative care, for older Jewish people from across the community. As such, Nightingale Hammerson has been the provider of first-class residential care for generations of Jewish families.
0800 234 6236
Raphael – The Jewish Counselling Service
Yad Voezer is a helping hand for people with learning disabilities and their families. It manages:
• Three Registered Residential Care Homes
• Three Supported Housing projects
• A Day Programme
• Clubs & leisure activities
• Family Support
• Soap Workshop