THE JAFFA PROJECT
Tackling mens mental health and suicide
Welcome to The JAFFA Project, a heartfelt initiative dedicated to addressing mental health and suicide prevention among young men. Named in memory of Jamie McKitten, our mission is to provide education, support, and resources to empower individuals and create a positive change in mental health.
We understand the urgent need to tackle mental health issues and the devastating impact that suicide can have on families and communities. That's why The JAFFA Project is committed to working closely with schools and gyms across the UK, two important environments where young men spend significant time, to deliver crucial and informative workshops on various aspects of mental health.
Our workshops are designed to foster open conversations, reduce stigma, and equip individuals with the knowledge and tools to support their mental well-being and that of their peers. We cover topics such as stress management, anxiety, depression, self-care practices, and building resilience. Through interactive discussions, engaging activities, and real-life examples, we aim to create a safe space where young men can openly explore their emotions and gain a deeper understanding of mental health.
In addition to our workshops, The JAFFA Project produces compelling video content focused on wellbeing and mindset. These videos provide accessible and relatable information, offering practical tips and strategies for maintaining mental well-being. We also share inspiring stories of suicide victims, emphasising the importance of destigmatising mental health challenges and encouraging open conversations surrounding suicide prevention. By sharing these narratives, we hope to foster empathy, understanding, and ultimately, inspire positive change.
At The JAFFA Project, we firmly believe that education, support, and awareness are fundamental in addressing mental health issues and reducing suicide rates. By collaborating with schools and gyms, we can reach young men at critical stages of their lives and provide them with the necessary tools and resources to navigate their mental health journey.
Together, we can create a compassionate and supportive society where mental health is prioritised, stigma is dismantled, and young men are empowered to seek help and support when needed. The JAFFA Project is dedicated to honoring the memory of Jamie McKitten and all suicide victims by striving to make a lasting impact on mental health and saving lives through education, support, and heartfelt connection.