- Online mental health and wellbeing service Qwell has been commissioned by the Jewish Association for Mental Illness (Jami) to deliver online mental health services
- Jami’s decision to commission Qwell follows on from the April launch of Kooth Student for the Jewish student population
- Qwell is accessible for anyone over 18, with no referrals, waiting lists or thresholds to meet
London, UK, 5th August 2020– Jami, a recovery-orientated mental health charity serving the Jewish community, has commissioned Qwell to provide Jewish adults across the UK access to free, safe, online mental health counselling and support whenever they need it. Jami’s decision to commission Qwell to serve its adult Jewish population, follows the successful launch of Kooth for Jewish students in April. Qwell, delivered by XenZone, is the UK’s leading provider of digital mental health services and offers preventive support without any prior thresholds to meet.
Qwell, an accredited British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) service, offers adults access to an extensive range of self care and wellbeing resources, including educational articles, peer-to-peer support via moderated forums and personal tools such as a confidential online journal. Counselling sessions are also available from 12pm to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10pm on weekends and can be booked in advance or through a drop in session.
“Jami has commissioned the service to provide the Jewish Community with increased flexibility and instantly accessible mental health support, which can also assist with early preventative interventions,” said Laurie Rackind, Jami Chief Executive. “The recent and sudden changes in all our lives as a result of the pandemic, has had a significant impact on the number of people needing statutory and community mental health services. We are very pleased to be able to offer additional support via this confidential counselling service.”
Dr Lynne Green, XenZone’s chief clinical officer added: “We’re pleased to be partnering with Jami to provide support to the adult Jewish community following our successful Launch of Kooth Student for Jami earlier in the year. Our recent data has shown that the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a profoundly negative impact on the mental health and wellbeing of adults. It’s never been more important to offer safe and confidential help for those struggling with their emotional health and wellbeing. From peer generated support right through to individual counselling from qualified counsellors, Qwell is on hand to offer support through these challenging times.”
Jami is the mental health service for the Jewish Community, helping over 1,300 people annually, those with mental illness and their family and friends.
Statistics show that in any one year, 25% of us experience a diagnosable mental health problem. Jami supports anyone affected by a mental health problem and enables people to lead a meaningful life despite severe mental ill health.
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Established in 2001, XenZone is the UK’s largest digital mental health provider. As a pioneer in digital mental healthcare, it is XenZone’s vision to make mental health support available to everyone, taking individuals on a personalised journey to wellbeing through clinically-proven digital self-help, online peer support, and one-to-one counselling.
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