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Charities & Schools

Jami

Jami is the mental health service for the Jewish community. Statistics show that one in four British adults will experience a diagnosable mental health problem in any one year. Mental health affect everyone. Jami is here to address those needs. Jami was originally esbalished in 1989 by parents, relatives and friends of people who suffered from mental health problems, and now supports over 1,300 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 their journey, from enabling them to become an expert in their own self-care to being supported , where appropriate, back in to employment.

Jami offers support in a number of different areas, including:

Living - Jami helps clients manage their physical and mental health, daily routine and housing needs

Recovery Education - The Head Room team run courses and seminars to help people develop the skills needed for living and working, as well as educating the community about mental health

Social - Jami visits people in hospital, organises befriendling for sociall isolated individuals and offers peer support from people who have experience of their own mental health recovery. Jami also offers support for carers of people with a mental illness

Work and Living - Jami offers assistance with job searching and advice on how to manage the work-life balance. Jami also runs a social enterprise, offering volunteering and training opportunities

To find out more go to www.jamiuk.org

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