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Community response to current events in Israel and Gaza – 4/1/24

Please see below this week’s shared information briefing. The next bulletin will be issued on 18 January 2024. 

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Hertfordshire Constabulary

Calls to police linked to the conflict in the Middle East remain at pre-October 7 levels and no related crimes have been recorded during the last period.

Local officers continue to monitor the situation and remain on hand to respond to any issues or concerns as needed.

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Community Security Trust

Antisemitic incidents continue to be reported and the current situation continues to bring about community feelings of vulnerability and concern. We are grateful for the partnership we have with the Police and I know the community appreciate their hard work.

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Hertsmere Borough Council

Mental Health Services
The following services are available to residents of Hertsmere to support their mental health.    

  • The TogetherAll, which is an online anonymous mental health community monitored by professionals. It offers a range of support, courses and advice. Hertfordshire residents over 16 can register for free – just select ‘my area is registered’ and enter your postcode.
  • NHS Every Mind Matters – Get expert advice and practical tips, try the ‘How are you? quiz or create a tailored self-care plan to support your mental health and wellbeing
  • Five ways to good mental wellbeing & Islam– includes translated and printable versions.  
  • Five ways to good mental wellbeing & Judaism– includes numerous references to Jami (see below), the specialist provider of mental health services for the Jewish community. 
  • Jami – provides mental health support to the Jewish Community
  • Herts Mind Network – provide services including peer support, group activities, counselling and a crisis helpline. Provided online, over the phone or from Number 10 on Leeming Road, Borehamwood.
  • Hertfordshire County Council have produced a mental health resource booklet providing information about services available in the community. Should anyone wish to order physical copies of this, please contact
  • The Church of England have pulled together a set of 13 reflections to support good mental health.
  • Young Minds have released some specific advice aimed at young people who are worried about the conflict in the Middle East: Mental Health Advice | The Conflict in the Middle East | YoungMinds

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