Our new campaign, ‘Jews Breaking Taboos,’ focuses on improving Men’s Mental Health. Following on from the successful ‘Reclaim’ campaign in 2016, UJS is again focusing on one of the biggest issues facing students nationally.
Jews Breaking Taboos will consist of a week long digital campaign, in which male students will be sharing their personal testimony and experiences with mental illness through video.
By publicising these individual accounts, the campaign aims to create positive role models for Jewish Students around the country, encouraging them to open up about their mental wellness, just like in the videos. Jews Breaking Taboos aims to normalise conversation about Men’s Mental Health.
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Jami - Jami’s vision is a Jewish community which accepts, acknowledges and understands mental illness. A community which is resilient and has the capacity and capability to be healthy.
CALM - Leading a movement against suicide, giving men support through 24 helplines and webchats
Mind - Provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, as well as campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Young Minds - Leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. Young Minds are here to make sure people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.
Student Minds - Empowering students and members of the university community to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.