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 Mental Health White Paper

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,...

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Improving Experiences of People with Serious Mental Health Problems

A project led by Synergi’s Director, Professor Kamaldeep Bhui and Synergi’s Project Manager, Dr Roisin Mooney, University...

National ethnic inequalities pledge making progress

Amid the national lockdown and Tiered Covid-19 restrictions, which have impacted heavily on many of the pledge signatories’...

Synergi seeks your views on its work

Mel Larsen & Associates is undertaking an independent evaluation to identify the impact of Synergi’s delivery programme...


January 27th, 2021

A project led by Synergi’s Director, Professor Kamaldeep Bhui and Synergi’s Project Manager, Dr Roisin Mooney, University of Oxford,...

January 21st, 2021

In the foreword to the highly anticipated 2021 White Paper on Reforming the Mental Health Act, the Secretary of...

December 11th, 2020

I am months into my sick leave from my role as a Senior Psychiatrist. My inner chatter is on...

December 11th, 2020

I work for a grassroots community members’ organisation called Leeds GATE. We work to improve the quality of life...

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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...