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Synergi Leeds Partnership

Reducing Ethnic Inequalities In Mental Health In Leeds 

Synergi-Leeds Partnership is an innovative and ambitious citywide approach to tackling ethnic inequalities in mental health. The partnership’s growing network of statutory and voluntary sector organisations, instrumentally supports one of the Leeds All-Age Mental Health Strategy priorities, “reducing the overrepresentation of people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities admitted in crisis”. The Network adopts a whole system, life course approach; using co-produced “Creative Spaces Events” to centre the voices of people with lived experience and engage attendees through creative approaches; challenging prejudices and galvanising individuals to act. Synergi also has an all-age grants programme supporting grass roots projects. The judges were impressed by the passion and enthusiasm displayed by this team. It’s clear that this programme is well organised and is achieving positive outcomes, demonstrating an exemplary use of the voice of lived experience.

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