This Pesach, help people like Miriam struggling with mental illness
"I struggle with depression and the loneliness is so difficult, but Jami is always there for me, helping me get through this time of crisis.”
Miriam experienced mental health issues throughout her life, the pandemic compounded her issues even further. When lockdown was announced last March, Miriam was one of several people who Jami quickly identified being extremely vulnerable to isolation. These people received regular meal deliveries which also meant we could have a safe doorstep chat and check-in. These regular check-ins gave us the opportunity to identify what else we needed to do to support Miriam and many others in a similar situation.
Jami provided Miriam with a tablet and online one-to-one support to get up and running. This became a lifeline to Miriam during the various lockdowns, and with encouragement, she joined our virtual support programme and was able to maintain friendships to relieve her isolation as well as independence by organising her own shopping deliveries.
While the pain of past trauma will never completely disappear, with Jami’s support Miriam is now a confident, outgoing individual able to manage her illness. A world away from the person who came to Jami a decade ago.
Donate to our Pesach appeal
It is only through your generosity that we can continue providing these critical services.
£25 could pay for one carer of a child who self-harms to attend an online support group
£75 could help to provide 13 meals with a socially distanced doorstep chat to vulnerable people, ensuring contact is maintained
£125 could enable one person to attend a mental health first aid course
£500 could help to fund two months of peer support for Miriam
To change the life of someone living with mental illness, please make a donation here
Watch this short video to see Jami’s response to the pandemic and how with your support we continue to help Miriam and so many others.