Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: Help services across the Channel Islands

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 takes place between May 13 and 19. Credit: ITV News

Mental Health Awareness Week starts every year on the second Monday in May, so this year it is taking place between May 13 and 19.

It is organised by the Mental Health Foundation, and aims to spread awareness and understanding around mental health.

To mark the week, we have been finding out what services are available across the Channel Islands.


Mind Jersey

Mind Jersey is an independent local charity that provides support to people living with mental illness. It offers services such as peer support, residential help, family and carer support, and another side of the charity, Youthful Minds, focuses on young people.

Jersey Recovery College

TheJersey Recovery College provides education and training opportunities for people experiencing mental health difficulties and the families, friends and professionals who support them.

LINC Community

LINC Community is an informal social group for adults experiencing a mental health difficulty. The group meets weekly and each session is facilitated by an individual with lived experience of a mental health condition. A healthcare professional also supports the group.

My Voice Jersey

My Voice is a charity which specialises in supporting people who have severe and enduring mental ill health or people who suffer from a severe lack of capacity. This could include islanders who have been detained, sectioned, are in hospital or prison, or who need to go to a specialist unit in the UK.

Menspace Jersey

Menspace is a meetup for men with mental health problems - it is a space where they can chat with others in the same boat.

Jersey Talking Therapies

Jersey Talking Therapies is a free confidential therapy service, which provides confidential psychological interventions for resident adults aged 18 or over.


Guernsey Mind

Guernsey Mind is the local strand of the Mind charity. It aims to promote positive mental health for the community by campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and encourage understanding.

Adult Mental Health Service

The Adult Mental Health Service, based at the Oberlands Centre, provides an assessment, intervention, treatment and support service to people with mental health problems.

Man Club Guernsey

Man Club is a space where men can come together to just talk or just listen. The group currently meets on a Monday night every four weeks.

Beyond Blue

The Beyond Blue programme is aimed at mothers who develop mental health issues during or after pregnancy. It has recently been launched at the Bright Beginnings Children's Centre.


Whether you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, the NHS recommends several helplines and support groups which can offer expert advice.

Alternatively, consider going to see your GP.