Synergi to launch survey to capture lived experience narratives during Covid-19

Synergi will shortly be launching an online survey to capture and document the views of ethnic minority people with lived experience of severe mental illness, and their carers, on how they are coping during the Covid-19 lockdown to inform the creation of a new online journal platform and community.

Covid-19 is generating great uncertainty and social and economic conditions that are adversely impacting people’s mental and physical health, access to equitable treatment and access to relevant information. This has been amplified by the new Coronavirus Act 2020 and emergency changes being made to the Mental Health Act.

Synergi is concerned that essential knowledge is not reaching ethnic minority people with lived experience of severe mental illness and their carers, along with insufficient opportunities for their stories to be visible, heard and shared as part of a supportive community for change.

Synergi welcomes public participation and insights when the survey launches. If you are interested in participating and/or facilitating others to participate, please email Synergi’s Project Manager Dr Roisin Mooney at [email protected].

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