JET Mental Health Counselling Assistance Programme
With the aim of enhancing mental health support for JET participants, CLAIR offers the JET Mental Health Counselling Assistance Programme. This programme provides a partial subsidy (50%, up to ¥30,000 per year) for counselling costs incurred through consultation with mental health professionals in Japan not covered by health insurance. The coverage period is from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. For further information, please ask your contacting organisation.
JET Online Counselling Service and Free-Dial Telephone Counselling Service
JET participants are also able to receive professional counselling for free through Web Mail and Skype, as part of the JET Online Counselling Service established by CLAIR. In addition to the Web Mail and Skype counselling, we have established a Free-Dial Telephone Counselling Service. This service is available once per month and does not require any advance reservation.(Operating Hours: Third Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.) Please ask your contracting organisation or Host Prefecture/Designated City for more information.
TELL (Tokyo English Life Line)
TELL is a nonprofit organization that was created in 1973. It offers free and anonymous phone counselling and information at 03-5774-0992 daily from 9:00am to 11:00pm.
AJET PSG (AJET Peer Support Group)
National AJET offers a number of services to help support JET participants in their lives in Japan. The AJET Peer Support Group (PSG) is a confidential listening and resource line for JET participants. Staffed by trained volunteers, a member of the PSG is available at night from 20:00 to 07:00, 365 days a year via telephone or Skype. All calls are confidential and callers can remain anonymous. The phone number is 050-5534-5566. You may also contact AJET PSG by Skype at username “AJETPSG” (operating hours same as telephone service).