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Table for One

Price: £35.00

Date: 1st June 2017

Have you ever been lonely in a crowd? Are you perfectly content all alone? Loneliness is a complex mental and emotional phenomenon which may, to some degree, be associated with issues of abandonment and loss.

We know that to enjoy good mental health we need to feel a sense of connection with others. Can feeling lonely have a negative impact on our mental health? Join us to explore what loneliness means and how taking care of yourself, by yourself, can be an empowering and enabling experience. Going solo need not be so lonely after all.

Available Spaces: 16

Community Conversation - My Anxieties have Anxieties

Price: £5.00

Date: 8th June 2017

Worry and anxiety are familiar emotions in Jewish culture. Think about Woody Allen in Manhattan ruminating on his latest girlfriend issues. Many of us suffer from periods in our life when we feel anxious or 'stressed out'. Anxiety seems to be the culturally acceptable face of mental health issues in the Jewish community.

So what is the difference between 'normal' anxiety and an anxiety disorder? Can we learn to cope better? Does Mindfulness help? Join us for this conversation to learn more.

Includes light refreshments.

Available Spaces: 18

Stress, Bad Hair Days and Finding My Mojo

Price: £60.00

Date: 8th June 2017

Join us to explore the impact of stress on the mind and the body. Our course will give you the boost you need with ideas for relieving stress and managing wellbeing. Professionally led by two Jami educators we will be exploring the impact of stress on the mind and the body. Pick up hints, tips and meet like-minded people. 

“it has given me food for thought. A starting point to approaching stress and learned behaviours”

8 week course:
Thursdays 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th June and 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th July 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Them and Us: An Exploration of Social Class in the Jewish Community

Price: £25.00

Date: 22nd June 2017

Social class is a set of concepts in the social sciences and political theory centered on models of social stratification in which people are grouped into a set of hierarchical social categories.  The most common of these being the upper, middle, and lower classes. How does the concept of class impact on our mental wellbeing? Does it make us feel isolated and alienated or part of something? Can we define our class by social capital rather than material wealth?

Join us to debate and explore the sociological and psychological implications of class on us in society today.

Thursday 22nd June 2017, 11.15am-3.45pm, Redbridge Jewish Community Centre, Gants Hill

£25 for self-paying individuals and voluntary sector staff

£35 for statutory sector staff e.g. NHS or local government

If you are already using Jami’s mental health support service you can access these events free of charge.

Available Spaces: 18

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

Price: £35.00

Date: 5th July 2017

BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) has a huge impact on people's lives. Join us to explore how BPD affects relationships both from the perspective of someone living with BPD and consider the impact on carers as well. We also look at how coping strategies both adaptive and maladaptive can become part of life alongside BPD. A must see seminar for carers, professionals and those impacted by BPD.

Available Spaces: 16