Jewish Action for Mental Health (JAMH) is an umbrella organisation, set up with the aim of raising awareness of mental health issues across the Jewish community and where possible to fill gaps in provision.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, JAMH has launched a new helpline. The helpline number is 07510 204 844. If not answered, people can leave a message which will be responded to as soon as possible.
JAMH Chair, Psychologist, Dr Sandi Mann said, “During this unprecedented time, it is normal to feel anxious and we have already had a significant number of callers getting in touch since the launch of the helpline.”
It has been observed that many people’s mental health has deteriorated due to being isolated during lockdown, or further shielded for even longer periods.
Parents having to home-school their children, whilst working has also been a cause of stress and there has been an increase in the number of people who have had to turn to food banks, increasing anxiety.
Kate Lurie, JAMH Project Coordinator added, “JAMH also works with other organisations and can help to find the support that people need if we cannot directly help ourselves. We have a list of partner organisations that we work with and in some cases, we can even provide counselling services free of charge.”
For more information on this or on any other matter, JAMH can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, on Facebook @JewishActionforMentalHealth, Twitter @JAMHmcr or via their website: www.jamh.org.uk