Project Lily impacts the Jewish and wider Community by working with a range of Jewish Community Partner Organisations, as well as providing Mental Health Training to individuals.

For our Partners, we train their staff to identify and respond to the nascent mental health issues of the thousands of people they encounter in the course of their work. Our constant liaison provides ongoing support to our Partners, maintaining a non-judgemental and confidential approach at all times. Our unique early intervention and fast-track support system is based on a two-tier approach: ‘Lily Light’ and ‘Lily Extra’.

Our CPD Accredited Mental Health Training is also provided FREE to the wider community, equipping people with the knowledge and skills needed to provide rapid, early interventions for themselves and others who are encountering mental health difficulties.

Lily Light and Lily Extra

Lily Light provides low intensity interventions based on the early identification of mental health issues before they escalate. Every individual is related to to in a warm way, avoiding the cold and clinical approach of some providers.



Lily Extra: Where a higher intensity intervention is needed, Project Lily’s in-house Clinical Director will assess individuals and either refer them to our extensive network of counsellors, therapists and psychologists or signpost them to pre-existing therapeutic organisations. Recognising the importance of rapid intervention, we initiate such assessments within 24 hours.

In most cases, Lily Light is the appropriate level of support needed to get individuals back on their feet. We follow up on the progress of every client to ensure a successful outcome.

FREE, CPD Accredited Training

When Project Lily was launched it developed training for its partner organisations which was delivered face-to-face. In response to the Covid crisis we adapted all training to be delivered online. This training is delivered free of charge with the aim of growing a network of mental health ‘first responders’. Our research shows that for each person trained, within 12 weeks of the training, three people benefit from a positive mental health intervention.

A Jewish Community Framework

Project Lily’s success is rooted in its Jewish Community framework which provides a one-stop, non-judgemental service giving individuals culturally sensitive guidance, direction and support.

“The importance of correctly dealing with emotional health issues is increasingly being recognised both within and outside of the workplace. For UK businesses, absenteeism due to emotional health challenges is a multi-billion pound issue.”

Lisa Radford
Project Lily’s Operations & Development Director

“There is plentiful evidence that people who identify strongly with a particular set of cultural experiences often do choose to consult therapists who share these experiences… and this is associated with better outcomes.”

Prof. John McLeod
Professor Emeritus of Counselling, University of Dundee (2000, An Introduction to Counselling. OU Press)

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Trustees: David Coffer, Rabbi Danny Kirsch
Honorary Patron: Lady Elaine Sacks
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