A GAMIAN-Europe member, Enosh (the Israeli Mental Health Association) released a statement to the WHO.
Dear WHO mental health department partners,
In times of crisis, it is more crucial to share knowledge and success storiesin the field of community based mental health services responding to COVID-19. We are working to prepare for the new COVID-19 emergency routine that will be with us for the next months. As part of the thinktank group at Enosh, we try to collect ideas from around the world of how to create better community mental health recovery services that are meaningful and good at this time. We would be happy to get more information on community based mental health services, which are promoting recovery services.
The following review will give some ideas on how Enosh had addressed the emergency situation of COVID-19 in Israel. I hope this information might be helpful for you or your colleagues and partners.
Enosh – the Israeli mental health Association is the largest community based mental health organization in Israel. Enosh is providing community rehabilitation services to support the social inclusion and rights of people with a psychosocial disability and their families. Our goal is assisting people towards reaching an optimal level of independence within their community, following their changing needs. Enosh operates 70 centers nationwide, providing services for 6,700 individuals and 16,000 family members. Enosh team includes more than 900 professional employees and hundreds of volunteers providing vital services to our consumers in areas of supportive housing, supportive employment, social centers, family counseling centers, as well as youth counseling centers for early intervention.