Welcome to our centre

Supporting people, researchers and professionals and improving health

Involving communities

People’s voices and their opinions are not only heard but also form the basis of solutions

Growing research

Inspiring community-led research and encouraging participation

Creating resources

Developing and promoting culturally sensitive resources

Working together

Collaborating with researchers to widen participation

What we are working towards

The Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) has one clear vision: “To reduce ethnic health inequalities”. We do this by working with patients, the public, community and voluntary sectors, researchers, health and social care organisations, to:

  • Inspire community-led research
  • Develop and promote culturally sensitive resources
  • Raise awareness of community engagement
  • Encourage active research participation
  • Collaborate with researchers to widen participation

Latest news

07
SEP
2018

Event to spread prostate cancer message to African Caribbean men

A video featuring the personal experiences of men with prostate cancer will be showcased in Leicester at an event to raise awareness of the disease among African Caribbean men. The inspiring 12-minute clip highlights the heightened risk for men from black and minority ethnic... Read More →
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31
AUG
2018

Body art showing perceptions of health and mental wellbeing

An exhibition to showcase perceptions of health and mental wellbeing of local people across Leicester using body art starts on 29 September 2018. The ‘Remedies and Reasons’ exhibition will run until 13 October, and explores a deeper more personal view of what health... Read More →
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29
AUG
2018

Exciting new weekly group in partnership with LCFC

    An exciting new group in conjunction with Leicester City Football Club is starting on Thursday 20th September 2018. The group will meet on a weekly basis for 12 weeks from 10am-12 midday at Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, Rothley Street, Leics LE4 6LF. The cost is £1... Read More →
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16
AUG
2018

Workshop for patients and public to discuss ideas for research

Workshop on British South Asian narratives of diabetes On Wednesday 27th June 2018, we jointly hosted a workshop with the University of Oxford at the Leicester Diabetes Centre, and invited 30 individuals to learn from each other about British South Asian experiences of Type 2... Read More →
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02
AUG
2018

Wellbeing Matters – FREE Events

The University of Leicester has organised a series of free events as part of the Health Matters programme funded by the Edith Murphy Foundation. The events focus on general health and wellbeing and are open to anyone and everyone, from young to old! The free events which start... Read More →
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