synergi collaborative centre

Lankelly Chase Foundation has commissioned the University of Oxford, the University of Manchester and Words of Colour Productions to establish an independent centre of excellence on ethnic inequalities, severe mental illness and multiple disadvantage.

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Pledge to reduce ethnic inequalities in mental health systems

Synergi launches the UK’s first national pledge for senior leaders in NHS mental health trusts, public bodies and commissioning to reduce ethnic inequalities in mental health care.

Pledge Signatories

Read how some of the inaugural pledge signatories plan to meet the seven pledge commitments and how to sign up.

Pledge Supporters

Find out why the mobilisation of NGOs, BME community and service user-led organisations is crucial to the pledge commitments being met.

Synergi Stories: Covid-19 eJournal survey

We have launched an online survey to capture and document the narratives of ethnic minority people with lived experience of severe mental illness and their carers during the Coronavirus pandemic. We plan to share your stories on a new digital journal platform. Find out more here - and please share.

Synergi Stories: Covid-19 eJournal survey

Synergi Talks with Cllr Rebecca Charlwood

We interviewed Cllr Rebecca Charlwood, Chair of Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board, about the city’s new Mental Health Strategy,...

Synergi International Women's Month

International Women's Month

Inspired by this year's theme #EachforEqual, Synergi used International Women’s Month to highlight women's narratives on the intersection of mental health and ethnic inequalities.

Latest news

Synergi’s Director and project move to University of Oxford

Our Director Kamaldeep Bhui has been appointed Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry and Nuffield...

UK’s first national pledge to reduce ethnic inequalities in mental health care launched

The UK’s first national pledge calling on senior leaders in NHS mental health trusts, public bodies and...

Ethnic inequality in severe mental illness life story project goes digital

Synergi’s biographical (life story) face-to-face interviews, which had to be paused due to Covid-19 restrictions, are now...


August 7th, 2020

Catalyst 4 Change wholeheartedly supports Synergi’s statement of intent targeting the senior leadership of NHS mental health Trusts, mental...

August 6th, 2020

We often hear that the issues related to reducing Black and minority ethnic (BME) mental health inequalities are complex...

August 5th, 2020

I’m delighted as Director of the Synergi Collaborative Centre to launch this powerful alliance between the NHS, local government,...

April 14th, 2020

Since 16th March 2020, the UK government has introduced a series of social distancing, social isolation and ‘lockdown’ measures...

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Synergi Stories podcast with Jason Grant-Rowles

Jason Grant-Rowles, a Co-Researcher at the Synergi Participatory Action Research project, based at the University of Manchester, speaks candidly...