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MyBills looks at the impact of cost-of-living on mental health

A new research project at NIHR ARC Wessex looks to measure how the cost-of-living crisis is impacting people’s mental health in Hampshire.

The research brings together expertise from the University with that of the local councils, mental health services and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and will run for 18 months. 

Could do better: Research rates Government food placement legislation

Researchers from Southampton interviewed more than 100 stakeholders to review Government legislation restricting the promotion of unhealthy - high fat, sugar and salt - food products.

Results show legislation to be a ‘good first step’ towards improving population diet.

ARC Wessex support leads to more funding aimed at tackling NHS Winter pressures

Two research projects have been awarded funding to address two of the biggest challenges facing NHS hospitals in the South by Health Data Research UK (HDRUK) and the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)

Patient and Public Involvement

We value all the help and support we get from our public contributors. Input from them helps to build better research.


NIHR ARC Wessex is working with ASHN Wessex to improve the rate of adoption of Applied Health Research

Learning and Development

We are committed to growing the capacity for health research in Wessex, providing training and support for career development