• Blog Post

    Three steps towards dismantling systemic racism

    After a tumultuous 2020, marked by the disproportionate impacts of Covid-19 on racially minoritised populations and the murder of George Floyd, we have been reminded how racism shows up in painful, sometimes deadly ways. However, these...

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  • Blog Post

    COVID has highlighted a great need for systems change in the Black community.

    In March, NHS England called upon health trusts to assess BAME workers who are “at potentially greater risk” from coronavirus. They found that one in five of the 1.3 million NHS staff are from BAME backgrounds. The Guardian then...

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  • Blog Post

    Why every Black parent should join national networks

    Three decades on from my first child (a son) entering the education system, still small progress has been made in the number of African-Caribbean men and women from the BAME communities to take seats at the top table of the UK’s leading...

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  • Blog Post

    What about Black Trans People?

    What about Black Trans People? I squint at my phone screen and my friend zooms in on the call, I watch from my bedroom as a disappointing Black Lives Matter demonstration talks about “Black on Black crime”, and does not once mention my...

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  • Blog Post

    Black People are tired of explaining racism – it’s affecting our mental health

    When the Office of National Statistic broke the news that Black people are more than four times more likely to die from Covid-19 than white people, it confirmed what Black communities always suspected - that Covid-19 would compound the stresses...

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  • Publication

    Synergi, national priority setting paper

    Although there has been much discussion of how to address ethnic inequalities in the risk of severe mental illness and in pathways through care, this has rarely emphasised the views and experiences of ethnic minority people with lived...

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  • Project Summary

    Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG)

    The Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) is a national charity delivering programmes for young black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people aged 11-30 years. We conduct action research, operate as a learning partner for funders and...

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  • Project Summary

    BAC-IN

    BAC-IN is a culturally sensitive, peer led, drug & alcohol recovery support service.  We provide support for vulnerable adults & families from Black Asian & Minority Ethnic communities.  A grassroots, award winning service founded in 2003 by...

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  • Blog Post

    The Synergi Collaborative Centre It felt like quite a moment last week to be announcing the establishment of the Synergi Collaborative Centre and our partnership with Queen Mary, University of London, University of Manchester and Words of...

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  • Blog Post

    Hard Edges

    12 stories. All from people who live on the hard edges of society. All from people who have faced hardship so extreme, you listen and can’t help to wonder how they are sitting in front of you today. All with aspirations. All with grievances....

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