Jami is a recovery orientated mental health charity serving the Jewish community.
Jami exists to enrich and save lives impacted by mental illness in the Jewish community.
The prevalence of mental illness among adults and young people is increasing year on year, diminishing the quality of life for many and too often risking lives. Untreated, people may experience social isolation, relationship breakdown, problems maintaining a job or education, and physical symptoms which can cause further anxiety.
To alleviate these problems, Jami provides professional, person-centred treatment and support for people with mental health needs, as well as their families and carers. We advise and advocate for people navigating mental health services and, through education and training, we equip the community with the skills and knowledge to be resilient, inclusive and better able to support mental illness and distress.
However, while we are immensely proud to be able to deliver our services, without any government funding, we remain dependent on the community’s support to do this. And, at a time when statutory services are struggling and subsequently the number of people turning to Jami is rising, we need this support more than ever.
Gifts in wills make a huge difference to our work, supporting everything from our Children and Young Person’s service for 11–18-year-olds struggling to cope, to Jami’s befriending service for people who are lonely and isolated.
Our community has come a long way in understanding and supporting people with mental illness, but there is still lots more to do. By leaving a gift in your will to Jami, together we can go so much further.