Innovative Israeli Café Employs Mental Health Patients

Innovative Israeli Café Employs Mental Health Patients

The "Good Café," part of the "All Good" group founded by Irad Eichler, is a unique cafeteria located within the Sha'ar Menashe Psychiatric Medical Center in Israel. This innovative project employs patients in rehabilitation, aiming to challenge and change public stigmas associated with mental illness. The café not only serves as a regular spot for coffee and meetings for locals but also integrates patients from the hospital's Rehabilitation Department, providing them with a productive work environment and a sense of normalcy. This establishment is the first of its kind within a mental health center in Israel and is designed to boost the self-esteem and motivation of its employees. The initiative has received positive feedback and supports from various sectors, including the Ministry of Health and the National Insurance Institute, highlighting its success and the potential for expansion.

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