How Jami helps - Social

To combat social isolation it is important that people are offered opportunities to feel connected with others and with their local communities. Jami’s hospital visitors ensure that even though people may be admitted to a mental health unit they are still connected to Jami and the Jewish community.

We also offer face to face and telephone befriending depending on peoples’ preferences. Telephone befriending is ideal for people who are unable to leave their homes or who live too far away from a Jami hub. Telephone befrienders offer a vital life line to people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to speak to anyone. Face to face befrienders support people to reconnect with their local communities, making links with previous social or leisure activities such as going to the park, out for coffee or going to the cinema.

Jami’s 4 locality hubs in Edgware, Finchley, Stamford Hill and Redbridge offer person centred support engaging with people who are working towards their own goals and personal recovery journeys. The hubs offer a varied and imaginative programme of activity with social contact and inclusion at its heart.

“I really enjoy meeting my befriender, we have met three times now and it makes a difference to my day. I always feel so lonely but I look forward to meeting with him in the local park”
Other ways Jami can offer support: