Bnei-MITZVAH-day! with JAMI
It was an amazing afternoon at JAMI in Borehamwood where some of our parents and
Bnei-Mitzvah children, as well as some younger ones got involved in helping others.
An afternoon was arranged whereby tables and chairs were sanded down, pieces
of furniture painted and puzzle art completed to help raise funds for those with
mental health issues. The kids were given a talk about the importance of helping
others and the meaning of what they were doing. There is nothing more satisfying,
than getting your hands dirty, helping others and having fun at the same time.
Don‘t forget we will be having our Mental Health Awareness Shabbat on the
11th - 12th January.
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 each year. Mental health affects everyone. Jami is here to address
those needs. It was originally established 25 years ago, 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.