Call for nominations for legacy podcast series

Is there someone you feel is doing amazing work in the community which is creating opportunities for ethnic minority people who are facing multiple disadvantage, such as poverty, school exclusion or homelessness?

Are you part of an organisation that is tackling inequalities to improve access to, and the quality of services in mental health?

Can you think of a poet, artist, writer, academic, journalist, activist or creative (either budding or established) who has made you think differently about severe mental illness, health inequalities or multiple disadvantage?

Is there a carer you want to thank or champion for their commitment to raising awareness of the reality of caring for a loved one with lived experience of severe mental illness?

Whether it is an individual, group or organisation, the Synergi Collaborative Centre would like to invite you to submit your nominations for its legacy podcast series.

The series aims to highlight people, organisations and groups who are making a positive difference to mental health systems, which will provide future benefit, or that has left an important legacy which others have, and are, building upon.

The legacy doesn’t have to be national, grand in scale or impact thousands of people. It may be one that has made a difference to one family, a community or a service.

The 20 successful nominees will be interviewed in their locality for the inaugural Synergi legacy podcast series, with their agreement, and receive a certificate of achievement, while a further 10 highly commended entries will be profiled on the Synergi website.

Nomination criteria
You can nominate up to two individuals, groups and/or organisations.
The nominee must still be actively involved in what you’re nominating them for, or were active up to five years ago.

You will need to:

  • provide your name, email address and a contact number
  • supply a testimonial (no more than 250 words) by email, explaining why you are nominating this individual/organisation/group, including what they have achieved, the impact they have made, any challenges they overcame, their skills and strengths, such as their ability to collaborate, show leadership or influence, and what you think their legacy is or will be
  • send their contact details (an email address and, if possible, a mobile number

Nomination deadline
By 5pm on Thursday 28 February 2019

You will need to email your nominations to Joy Francis: [email protected].

Selection process
There will be a longlisting process against the initial criteria and then the final selection will be made by a guest judging panel.

We will notify the winners and highly commended candidates by Friday 29 March 2019. There will be a public announcement in March 2019.

Synegi legacy podcast series launch
The podcast interviews will take place in April and May 2019, and the Synergi podcast legacy series will be launched in June 2019.