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We are demanding culturally appropriate Mental Health care for Black, Asian, & Minority Ethnic communities in Leicester


Leicester is highly deprived, according to the Index of Deprivation 2010, ranking 25th most deprived of 326 local authority areas. It is clear from the numerous accredited research documents that clinical and health services alone are not enough to support people with mental ill health.

We call on Leicester City Council and the Leicester Clinical Commissioning Group to fund culturally appropriate activities and services for vulnerable, mentally ill people, which utilises and recognises the skills and knowledge within our communities, by working in partnership.



Welcome to the Adhar Project.


Mental illness affects one in four people at any point in time and the impact touches every person in society. There is a wide spectrum of conditions, including anxiety, addiction, obsession, schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, phobia or an eating disorder.


 Adhar Project is committed to helping people with these conditions as well as their families, carers and health professionals. We have 30 years of experience in helping Adults and Families live healthier, happier, and productive lives.


You can find out more on our Help & Information page. It also provides information for families, friends and carers, as well as an overview of our talking treatments.

Adhar - WMH Day
12th October 2016

Adhar Mental Health Charity held its 12th celebration of the World Mental Health Day event on (12th October) at the Belgrave Centre, Leicester.

World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992.


MH and Promoting Independence

Speech on Mental Health & Promoting Independence by Professor Raghu Raghavan (De Montfort University)

1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the second most common health condition worldwide by 2020.


Mental Health and Cultural Diversity

Black African and Caribbean people - three times as likely to be admitted to hospital and up to 44% more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act as white people.

A higher prevalence of diagnosed mental illness - particularly schizophrenia, among Black Caribbean people in the UK.


Adhar Project (limited by guarantee). Registered Company Number: 5524 738 Registered Charity Number: 1121 499.
Registered address: Adhar Project, 79 St Peter's Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 1DH Tel: 0116 220 0070