Statistics show that one in four British adults will experience a diagnosable mental health problem each year. Mental health affects everyone. Jami is here to address those needs. It was established in 1989 and now helps over 1,200 people each year.
Jami’s focus is on recovery; moving from lack of control and autonomy to becoming an active member of the Jami, Jewish and wider community, taking responsibility and having control over one’s life. Jami’s challenge is to assist people on this journey, from enabling them to become an expert in their own self-care to being supported, where appropriate, back into employment.
Jami’s vision is a Jewish Community which accepts, acknowledges and understands Mental Illness. A community which is resilient and has the capacity and capability to be healthy. A community in which symptoms of mental illness are as recognisable as a heart attack and trigger equally appropriate First Aid response. A community in which Parity of Esteem is a reality and an environment which helps recovery.
Jami provides practical and emotional support for the mental health needs of the Jewish community – delivering services that enable independence and build resilience through: