Community Support

Islam teaches us to give guidance and support to one another, but when facing problems many Muslims are reluctant to seek help. Some people simply don’t wish to burden others with their troubles, whilst others don’t know who to turn to, or may hold a fear of being judged.

Harrogate Islamic Association aims to be a resource for information, support and guidandance and has its own confidential counselling and advice service. For more information please email:

There are also a number of other voluntary organisations and helplines to contact:

The York Racial Equality Network offers help and support to those experiencing racial harassment, victimisation, discrimination or isolation. Visit

The Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service can help individuals gain access to voluntary work within the community. They also offer a wellbeing service and can help vulnerable individuals remain independent in their own home:


The Muslim Youth Helpline is a telephone support line for young Muslims

Fifteen21 is an online magazine for young British Muslims and discusses topical issues such as bullying,