Mental Health

LJWB provides an integrated mental health service for the Leeds Jewish Community.

Our multi-skilled mental-health team, supported by a team of Community Support Workers, help those in need to re-establish control of their own lives, make their own choices, ultimately recover their independence and lead a more fulfilling life.

All members of our staff team have a high level of experience and offer a comprehensive package of care and support. Support is provided to clients using therapeutic, social and cultural activities, thus enabling them to maintain independence and enhance their wellbeing.

Our Mental Health Services

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

We aim is to assist all service users to access and engage with the necessary health and social care services on offer, to promote recovery. We work with any adult experiencing a mental health or psychological need.

CARERS GROUP

This group offers support to those who care for people with mental health problems. By sharing personal and painful experiences, carers are able to put their own issues into perspective and realise they are not on their own.

STONE COURT HOUSING PROJECT

Stone Court is a housing project offering independent flats for 12 individuals. This enables the tenants to live independently in their own homes, with the assistance of the Community Support Workers.  We help to maintain a strong sense of tradition by recognising and celebrating the Jewish way of life in a culturally sensitive environment, offering regular Sabbath and festival meals.

SOCIAL GROUP

The Social Group enables participants to develop greater confidence and self-esteem in relation to other people.

OUTREACH / SUPPORT

Community Support Workers visit individuals regularly in their own homes, to help monitor their well-being and provide emotional and practical support when necessary. This helps to promote an independent way of life for our service users.

ALLOTMENT PROJECT

This group meets weekly to dig, plant, grow and harvest fruit, vegetables and plants. Evidence suggests people are mentally stimulated by gardening activities and can often cope better with existing health problems, as well as feeling less prone to low moods and depression.

ART THERAPY

Art Therapy is beneficial for personal development and growth. It helps to identify problem areas and then transform negative images into positive ones.

NESHAMA WORKS

Neshama Works is a lottery funded project, providing support to those recovering from mental illness. We identify placements, volunteering, training and work opportunities for adults who are recovering from mental health issues. We do this through working in partnership with local businesses and organisations in the Leeds area.