Eighty Jewish Care supporters gathered in Edgware on Wednesday to mark the start of a £2.2 million mental health resource project.
The foundation stone for the Martin Cohen Centre for Wellbeing was laid by Marcia Feldman, the driving force behind the scheme.
It will herald a significant change in the charity’s delivery of services for those with mental health needs, moving away from the traditional model of a day care centre and offering a wide range of treatments and therapies.
“There should not be any stigma attached to mental health,” Mrs Feldman maintained. “We must continue to raise awareness of these issues and the help that is available.”
At a lunch nearby, Jewish Care president Lord Levy praised Mrs Feldman’s vision and tenacity, noting the centre was named in memory of “a wonderful man”.