Jami has partnered with Barnet Council and a leading UK charity in suicide prevention to promote an app to help combat the cost-of-living crisis among vulnerable communities in Barnet.
Together with Barnet Council and Grassroots Suicide Prevention, Jami is delivering a borough-wide campaign encouraging those in at-risk communities to seek help from the Stay Alive app. Members of the Jewish community and many Eastern Europeans who have made Barnet their home, as well as men working in construction, are at high-risk.
Rachael Swann, CEO of Grassroots Suicide Prevention, said: “Campaigns like this allow us to share the life-saving tools and resources of the Stay Alive app with communities who need it most. Barnet Council were proactive in identifying groups who may be vulnerable or in need of support, and we are so thankful to have been able to work together with them and Jami to effectively reach people at risk in the current economic climate.”
The campaign encourages those at risk and those with concerns for others to download the app, learn how to talk about suicide safely, find life-saving resources and create free, private collections of positive reminders and images. Jami has also provided insights and advice from its work with mental health in local Jewish groups to support the project.
Philippa Carr, Education Manager and Suicide Prevention Lead at Jami, said: “Suicide prevention is at the heart of Jami’s work. Working collaboratively with Barnet Council and Grassroots Suicide Prevention to let people know about the Stay Alive app has been a fantastic opportunity to further our conversation in the Jewish community about how we can come together to save lives.”
As the cost-of-living crisis continues, communities in the UK face inflated household bills, increases in fuel costs and huge mark-ups on essential food items. Barnet Council’s campaign advertises the Stay Alive app, which advocates for those who may be reaching desperation, reduces the stigma of talking about suicide and offers resources to quite literally save lives. The campaign supports Grassroots Suicide Prevention’s ongoing work to protect and support vulnerable people, and Jami’s work enriching and saving lives impacted by mental illness.
You can download the free Stay Alive app, read guides and resources, access suicide prevention and mental health awareness training, or watch the interactive film ‘Real Talk About Suicide’ to learn more about supporting those at risk, reducing stigma, using safe language and helping prevent suicide