A Leicester based mental health charity for the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups.
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, self-harm, 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.
Adhar Project is the only BAME registered mental health charity which is providing a range of social and therapeutic activities across Leicester and surrounding area that promote independence.
To stay up to date with all of our events, get support or enquire with us, please visit our social media pages that are linked below. We actively post online to help raise awareness of mental health issues and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.
Adhar Project is a BAME focused mental health charity, situated in Leicester. Statistically, the BAME community have been impacted the most in the UK, with research finding a 19% increased risk to life for the south asian community. In addition to this, it was found that south asian people have a 28% higher chance of being admitted to critical care and a 36% higher chance for the black community in UK hospitals.
We need your help now more than ever to be able to support everyone whose mental health has been also effected by COVID-19.
There are many ways for you to help support us at Adhar Project. For example, you can start a fundraising campaign, volunteer, or help us to spread more awareness of the effects of mental health on peoples day to day lives.
Our ultimate goal is to give support to anyone that we can, but to do that we need support from the community.
For us to continue supporting people with their mental health issues, any funding that can be provided is always going to be receieved extremely gratefully.
100% of all donations received will go towards supporting the community with their mental health.
Below are a collection of some our recent projects that Adhar are working on, or have worked on, which help present some our beliefs and service. We've been non-stop work to support you to the best of our ability, especially due to the extremely challenging times that people are experiencing due to COVID-19.
If you would like to enquire about any of our projects, please email us at admin at email@example.com., or visit our social media pages below.
This is an ongoing project, aimed to spread awareness of domestic abuse, a trend that was reported at a much higher rate due to the lockdown of COVID-19, and be able to support all of those who may have been effected by it.
In celebration of South Asian Awareness month, Adhar worked closely with South Asian Health Action, and other organisations, to do the first national screening of 'Life Continues' to raise awareness of organ donation.
Part of Adhar's domestic abuse programme, training was given to those who volunteer or work closely with domestic abuse victims, to help spread further awareness and gain more support.
Along with the rest of the world, Adhar stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, fighting for freedom, liberation and justice.
These mindfulness sessions are just one example of the high amount of work Adhar did during the lockdown, hosting sessions on zoom to help better peoples mental health and allow them to find ways to deal with their issues.
It is Adhar's mission to ensure empower people to manage their own mental health, building a society where those with mental health difficulities live happy, healthy, fulfilled lives.
In order to raise awareness of Mental Health issues that are seen throughout society, Adhar have completed multiple social media campaigns to try and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.
To celebrate Diwali over lockdown, Adhar Project hosted a live, music event to raise awareness of mental health problems in the BAME community, along with some incredible music acts to celebrate Diwali.
To raise awareness of suicide prevention and mental health problems, Adhar Project hosted a live screening of 'The Angel and the Devil' by Maya24Film, the powerful story of a suicide survivor.
For World Mental Health Day 2020, Adhar Project hosted a live screening of 'A Diary to my Son', by Maya24Film, which addresses the stigma of domestic abuse, mental health and suicide in the BAME community.