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The ARC Wessex programme of research addresses four areas related to the health and social care needs of our community.

New Wessex Mental Health Hub opens

NIHR ARC Wessex has been awarded £875,000 from the Department of Health and Social Care and the NIHR to create a Wessex wide Mental Health Hub to support research into mental health.

Professor Sam Chamberlain Consultant Psychiatrist for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Southampton is leading the hub. 

Find out more about the Mental Health Hub on its pages

Underpinning all the research we do at NIHR ARC Wessex are a number of key principles that steer us as an organisation. These are important to help make sure that the work we do has a long lasting impact that benefits the community locally but also further afield.

Capacity building aims to increase the number of people doing great health research

Public collaboration and involvement makes sure that the work we do is useful in the real world and is explained clearly

Engaging with our partners makes sure that everyone can benefit from the research we are doing and can working together means we can share resource and expertise

We need to translate the research into action in the health and care systems in Wessex, so there is a strong focus on implementation. Our research and evidence needs to be used