JET Online Counseling Service (“Kokoro Counseling Net”) – Established by CLAIR, JET participants can receive professional counseling for free through web mail and Skype. The Akita JET wiki has a good instruction guide. Please ask the PAs for the password.

AJET Peer Support Group (PSG) – This is a helpline run by fellow JET participants with counseling experience. PSG operates every day from 8pm until 7am. Information made to the PSG helpline is kept strictly confidential. Contact them at 050-5534-5566 or Skype “AJETPSG”.

Tokyo English Lifeline (TELL) – This is a not-for-profit organization which provides world-class, effective support and counseling services to Japan’s international community. TELL offers free, anonymous telephone counseling at 03-5774-0992 (9am – 11pm daily) and an online chat service (Saturday 10:30pm – Sunday 9am).

International Mental Health Professionals Japan (IMHPJ) – IMHPJ is a professional association of therapists who provide mental health services to the international community in Japan. You can find therapists accepting clients on their website.


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