Provide Mental Health Support


Wesley Center 2F 6-10-11 Minami-Aoyama, Minato Ward, Tokyo Prefecture 107-0062

One 30 minute support call = 50 yen

Help save a life by funding TELL's Lifeline. The TELL Lifeline is a phone and internet chat based hotline service that operates 365 days/year. It is free, confidential, and anonymous, and is staffed by trained volunteers. Anyone in Japan is welcome to use this English language service, to talk about any kind of problem, big or small. You are not alone, TELL is here to listen. The average call to the Lifeline is thirty minutes. The operational cost per call for the Kansai Phone Room covers rent, utitilies and supplies and is approximately 50 yen. The Kansai Phone Room is staffed by volunteers.

Current Amount

¥13845 (277 calls)

Target Amount

¥10000 (200 calls)




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Project Description

In 2017 and beyond, TELL aims to continue to work to recruit volunteer telephone counselors in Kanto and Kansai who can help us achieve our goal of providing a 24/7 Lifeline service. We introduced a chat/SMS-based Lifeline service in 2016, to allow us to better support young people. In 2016, the TELL Lifeline responded to nearly 6,800 calls for help.


Vickie Skorji

Mrs Vickie Skorji started at TELL as a volunteer in 2004, and is currently the TELL Lifeline Director. She completed her Bachelor of Behavioral Sciences with honors from La Trobe University, Australia in 1995, and a Masters in Counseling from Monash University in Australia. She has specialist training in neuropsychology and Acquired Brain Injury in both hospital and rehabilitation settings. Prior to moving to Hong Kong & Tokyo she managed an Acquired Brain Injury Support Service in Australia, supporting families and individuals with a variety of neurological conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and migraine. She has developed and run carer education training courses, carer weekend retreats and published a resource book for carers of people with neurological conditions or Acquired Brain Injury. She has developed and given both workplace and community presentations on carer needs, stress management and stroke prevention. More recently her interests and presentations have included cultural adjustment, adolescent issues in Japan, work life balance and suicide prevention.


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Established in 1973, TELL is a not-for-profit organization providing world-class mental health support and counseling services to Japan's international community and the community at large. TELL’s services include free phone counseling and information, professional face-to-face counseling, and educational workshops.

Another important goal of ours is the establishment of a subsidized care fund that will allow us to provide more services for lower-income international community residents.

In 2016, the TELL Lifeline responded to nearly 6,800 calls for help, TELL Counseling provided 3,114 professional psychotherapy and counseling sessions, and TELL’s workshops and outreach programs provided training and support to hundreds in multiple settings, such as schools, businesses and NGOs.

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