Five ways to good mental wellbeing & Judaism ‘ בָּעֶרֶב, יָלִין בֶּכִי; לַבֹּקֶר רִנָּה 'Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning’ (Psalm 30:6)
Practising each of the five ways to wellbeing every day can have a very positive impact on your mood and wellbeing. These are also things which are encouraged in the Jewish tradition.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing & Judaism has been designed in collaboration with Jami, in consultation with Rabbi Miriam Berger and Rabbi Daniel Epstein, with the support of The London Jewish Forum, Maccabi GB and the London Borough of Barnet.
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Judaism and bereavement
This guide aims to help Londoners who identify as Jewish when someone dies, and also to help health and care professionals who are supporting terminally ill patients of the Jewish faith.
Five ways to wellbeing & Judaism printable leaflet
If you would like to print our leaflet please click on the link below & refer to our instructions :
Make sure your printer is set to A4. Make sure that the 'Print on both sides of the paper' option is checked - this will ensure you can fold the pages together to create your own booklet. Finally, click the 'Flip on short edge' button to ensure that the pages print the right way round. This guide can be printed in black & white, but full colour is recommended. Five ways to wellbeing & Judaism printable leaflet
Where you can find support within the Jewish Community
If you are looking for additional support, the following websites and resources may be helpful: - Jami has a wealth of mental health resources and support, including: online support, carer and family support, community hubs, education and training Jami – A bereavement focussed Jewish counselling service Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service – Jewish Care run two residential services for people with mental health needs Jewish Care – GIFT run five main services, including a food bank and help in the home. You can access support services through their website or sign up to be a volunteer. GIFT – Support for Jewish women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence Jewish Women’s Aid – Norwood provides support for vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and people with learning disabilities and autism. Norwood
You might also find these resources helpful
Looking to help spread the word about Good Thinking and our Judaism resources for Londoners in your organisation? Simply download the free resources for our campaign below! Good Thinking has also worked with London’s Jewish communities to create a series of videos: VIDEO Councillor Caroline Stock, Chair of the Barnet Health and Wellbeing Board and former Mayor of Barnet on the importance of looking after your mental health and wellbeing VIDEO Laurie Rackind, Chief Executive at Jami, on connecting with other people VIDEO Rabbi Daniel Epstein of Western Marble Arch Synagogue, on being physically active. VIDEO Rabbi Miriam Berger of Finchley Reform Synagogue and the Wellspring Project, on learning something new every day. VIDEO Emma Dorman, Senior Education Coordinator at Jami, on giving to others. VIDEO Philippa Carr, Education Manager at Jami , on paying attention to the present moment