ADIRA is a survivor-led mental health & well-being organisation
– Supporting black people with mental health issues.

What is ADIRA?

ADIRA, which comes from the Hebrew word meaning ‘strong, dignified and powerful’, works in the following ways:

  • providing black people (of all ages – men, women and children) who have experienced, or who are currently experiencing, mental health issues with a safe, friendly, culturally-sensitive meeting space, education and training, information and advice, and social & leisure activities.

  • engaging with young black people, to maximise their potential and nurture increased aspirations whilst improving resilience.

  • organising events to raise awareness of issues affecting the black community.

Ursula founded ADIRA in 2012. To find out what we’re doing now, have a look at the What’s On page.

What we offer

    • One-to-one peer support
    • Home visits 
    • Therapy in schools 
    • A Self-Care Hub 
    • African-Caribbean frozen meals
    • An annual Black Mental Health Conference

Our Founder

Ursula Myrie

ADIRA was founded to support black people who have been affected by a variety of different factors, that has or continues to affect their mental health and/or emotional well-being.

Find out more about our Founders below.

My Story – Ursula

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We are thrilled that our CEO Ursula Myrie has been selected as one of the 500 official Coronation Champions!

The #CoronationChampionsAwards, launched by @RoyalVoluntaryService, is all about celebrating the work of extraordinary volunteers across the UK. A total of 500 volunteers have been selected as Coronation Champions and will receive an official Coronation Champions pin badge, a signed certificate from Their Majesties, and an invite to one of the Coronation Celebrations, such as the Windsor Castle Coronation Concert or a Coronation Garden Party.

Congratulations all and we hope you enjoy your celebrations!

Find out more about the awards here: https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/volunteering/coronation-champions-awards/ 

See what 5 News had to say: https://youtu.be/AnG7bztATPI 

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