Common Unity is a Health and Social Care organisation specialising in working on mental health and well-being with ‘invisible’ communities.
It was established in 2009 by community activists from BME communities who were also mental health professionals, and who had grown up in the inner city areas of the West Midlands.
Common Unity have more than 25 years’ experience working within health and social care. They are well-respected with established roots in the community having a history of delivering a range of ground-breaking programmes that engage seldom heard sectors of society.
These programmes have included the wellbeing youth inclusion programme URBRUM, the Birmingham Barbershop Project and the management of the Community Cohesion Portfolio across the city of Birmingham.
Forward For Life operates with the core belief that although there are many challenges that exist across and within our communities, solutions to these challenges are also to be found across and within our communities.
With an overall vision of eradicating suicide, we adopt forward thinking approaches to reduce inequalities and promote opportunities for enhanced well-being and improved quality of life – We believe this is both an achievable expectation across all our communities and the right of each and every individual within.
Our upstream approach achieves both indirect and direct benefits for our communities, and with this in mind, we ensure that our partners, our associates and others' working alongside us have the same core belief.