Help shape a new national research programme on ethnic inequalities and severe mental illness in the UK.
Led by the Synergi Collaborative Centre, the national survey will shape the centre’s future work programme, facilitate the creation of research strategies to tackle mental health inequalities, and help launch a national campaign to transform health systems.
Reflective of Synergi’s co-production of knowledge approach, the 15-minute survey aims to secure the opinions of a wide cross section of the public, including interested members of the public, service users, carers, health and social care practitioners, doctors, commissioners, NGOs, volunteers, students and academics.
We know that many ethnic inequalities exist within mental health care. A diagnosis of schizophrenia is five to six times more likely in Black African people and Black Caribbean people, and nearly three times more likely in South Asian people. As for detention rates among the civil population, Black Caribbean people and Black African people are three times more likely to be detained.
The survey is open until Wednesday 10 October 2018.
The main findings will be shared with policymakers, research institutions and commissioners, and will be made available to the public from November 2018.