Noa provides practical emotional and therapeutic support to adolescent girls in the Orthodox Jewish community. Our girls face complex challenges ranging from mental health struggles and traumatic life events. We empower each girl to move forward and live an independent healthy future. Our aim is to grow Noa so that every Jewish girl who struggles with her mental health can access the support she needs.
Noa provides tailored, holistic one-to-one support to girls struggling with mental health challenges, trauma and difficult home situations. Many of the girls we support will only engage with therapists and professionals from within the Orthodox Jewish community, who they feel have the cultural insight to understand and relate to them.
It is challenging to find well-qualified staff from within the community that have the right personality to connect with our girls. However, without sufficient staff, we cannot support the girls who trust us to help them.
Our clinical training programme will enable us to recruit and retain talented and qualified clinical staff to support all the girls in our current and future service. By increasing the number of skilled professional female clinicians, social workers and therapists that operate within the community, the entire London Orthodox Jewish community will be positively impacted.
Our programme will feature:
- Funding (in part or full) for 10 women to undertake additional training and professional qualifications in social work, psychotherapy and/or other therapeutic fields.
- Paid internship positions for 3 participants. Several others will be offered the opportunity to undertake voluntary placements at Noa.
- Clinical supervision and in-house training