JAMH was recently invited to the King’s coronation party at Buckingham Palace.
JAMH’s innovative multifaith work has earned them recognition from King Charles III. JAMH recently ran an innovative six month project funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC) that involved replicating their successful model of mental health support to the Sikh and Muslim communities. In addition, the new project created stronger referral routes for those using
food banks to access free counselling and therapy.
Jonny Wineberg who led on the project said: “This was a great honour for JAMH that recognised the amazing work of all our partners in tackling both food poverty and mental health across different communities. To be alongside so many other diverse community activists at this event in the Palace Garden was both inspiring and humbling.”
JAMH was invited to attend the Coronation Garden Party at Buckingham Palace by the DLUHC after Minister for Faith, Baroness Jane Scott’s recent visit to see the project. Three representatives from JAMH were invited – Chair and Co-Founder Dr Sandi Mann, Trustee; Trustee and Project Lead Jonny Wineberg; and JAMH Co-Founder and Project Manager Kate Lurie. They were each permitted a plus one: Kate took husband Michael while Sandi and Jonny both took their mothers Pat Mann and Norma Wineberg – both of whom have clocked up decades of active community service themselves.
Sandi said: “JAMH has had an incredible impact on the mental health of our community in the past four years and is now working with other communities too. It is only four years since JAMH was established in response to tragic suicides in the Jewish community. For us to be recognised and acknowledged by the government and royal family like this is a great achievement and testament to the hard work of all our Trustees and staff.”
Although the newly crowned King did not actually attend the Garden Party as planned, the Prince and Princess of Wales were there in his place.
Kate said: “The event was a marvellous experience and a great way for JAMH to raise its profile. I was honoured to represent my charity.”
The JAMH attendees were fed royally with kosher sandwiches and cakes on sealed china plates. Sandi said: “It is good to know that the royal family is inclusive and welcoming to Jewish guests. Requesting kosher food was not a straightforward process so it was a wonderful surprise to find that we were catered for.”