Welcome to the heart of Golders Green and one of London’s most established Jewish communities. Here you find a delight of a place where you can sip your coffee, chow down on some amazing treats, have a sip of a luxury hot chocolate and order fresh, seasonal food – all while doing your bit to boost the community’s mental health. This is Head Room Cafe.
Head Room is a beautifully appointed place that is not only about food but about community.
Head Room was set up by Jami, the mental health service for the Jewish community. Jami was set up in 1989 by parents, relatives and friends of people who suffered from mental health problems. Statistics show that one in four British adults will experience a diagnosable mental health problem each year. Jami helps over 1,200 people each year.
— Jami (@JamiPeople) June 11, 2017
For those affected by mental health issues such as bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, depression and eating disorders, life can be extremely difficult. Often there is a breakdown of the home and family life, jobs are lost and the situation can spiral out of control.
Jami’s focus is on recovery; moving from lack of control and autonomy to becoming an active member of the Jami, Jewish and wider community, taking responsibility and having control over one’s life. Jami’s challenge is to assist people on this journey, from enabling them to become an expert in their own self-care to being supported, where appropriate, back into employment.
— Jami (@JamiPeople) November 13, 2017
Jami is running an event for young people aged 14 – 18 @headroomcafe. The format for the evening will be a presentation by Jonny Benjamin and a variety of fun and inspiring activities that help us support our wellbeing. You'll also get a delicious Head Room style milkshake. pic.twitter.com/rdVbGhXzEz
— Jami (@JamiPeople) February 21, 2018
This is a fantastic addition to London’s social enterprise cafe scene, supporting a wonderful cause in lovely part of North London. If you are in Golder’s Green, you know where to go for your fix – and to get one of the best Israeli brunches around.