Enosh - The Israeli Mental Health Association
Enosh – The Israeli Mental Health Association was established in 1978 to support people with psychiatric disabilities and their family members. Over the years, the organization has spearheaded innovative rehabilitation services based on a personal approach and principles of the mental health Recovery Model, which enable people with mental illness to lead meaningful lives.
Today Enosh runs more than 60 service centers all across the country for mental health consumers and family members. Over 700 mental health professionals and hundreds of volunteers provide support in the fields of housing and living skills, employment facilitation, social skill training, recreation and family counseling.
In the rehabilitation process, consumers lead their recovery plan. Their professional staff assists each individual in exploring meaningful opportunities for self-development and realization, and moving towards achieving goals. Emphasis is placed on facilitating their integration in the community where they live and work, while maintaining a broad and professional perspective not only of the consumer as an individual but also of his family and close surroundings. This builds consumers’ self-esteem, self-reliance, sense of security and belonging.
Enosh is the largest organization in Israel that provides mental health rehabilitation services. The majority of programming is funded by The Ministry of Health via the Basket of Health Services.
Enosh is committed to improving the rights of people with psychiatric disabilities and their family members by means of advocacy and lobbying for policy change and legislation.See more