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Welcome to Adhar Project

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.

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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.

COVID-19: We Need Your Help Now

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.

Our Projects

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 admin.box@adharproject.org., or visit our social media pages below.

Domestic Abuse Programme Poster

Domestic Abuse Programme

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.

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Life Continues - Phil Zindagi

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.

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Domestic Abuse Awareness

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.

Black Lives Matter Poster

Black Lives Matter

Along with the rest of the world, Adhar stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, fighting for freedom, liberation and justice.

Mindfulness Poster


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.

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Our Services

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.

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Mental Health Awareness

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.

Adhar Project event for Diwali 2020

Diwali 2020

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.

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The Angel and the Devil

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.

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A Diary to my Son

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.