The demand for LJWB’s mental health services continues to rise at an ‘alarming rate,’ 200 guests at the annual 1 in 4 dinner were told. Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are all prevalent in society and in the Jewish community said Jonathan Straight, Chairman of Income Generation. He spoke about how the Board was dealing with the ever increasing problem in terms of providing solutions and coping strategies for those in need. It was this understanding of the nightmare of depression and related illnesses that was so crucial and important when giving financial help, he said. With the development of of a male support group, the Board is now expanding its services to promote better mental health awareness for men. There was a lighter side to the evening with comedians Lee Nelson and Lee Ridley entertaining the guests. The event was a huge success in terms of raising awareness of mental health and also raising £50 000 to support and improve LJWB’s mental health services to meet the ever increasing demand.
For further information & help contact the Mental Health Services Team on 0113 268 4211
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