A leading Jewish charity brought the conversation about mental health onto the streets, converting the space outside their cafe into a pop-up ‘wellbeing garden’.
In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, Jami transformed a parking bay at its Golders Green-based ’Head Room Cafe’ into a place to engage the general public on the issue.
Through creative drawing and writing, passers by engaged with the topic of ‘surviving or thriving as individuals in our community’, and chatted about the wider issue of mental health with Jami staff.
Jami, a charity who focus on recovery from mental health issues, outline that one in four British adults experience diagnosable problems, and they help more than 1,200 people a year.
Tanya Harris, Head of Services at Jami, said: “We’re thrilled that so many people engaged with Jami’s Wellbeing Garden during Mental Health Awareness week.
“We want these conversations to continue well beyond one week and I hope that Head Room café will be a place where people feel able to find information, seek out support and increase their own mental health literacy”
Daniel Neis, a peer support worker at Head Room Café said he was “really inspired by the theme and wanted to reach out as far as possible to invite people to start talking about mental health by creating a public space where anyone can connect, share information and their own experiences.”