We have a network of project partners working in the health and wellbeing, social care and research sectors across the south of England. They include local NHS organisations, local government, SMEs, universities and the charitable and third sectors.

Through these long-standing links we have an extensive list of contacts from Board level to the front-line workforce, enabling us to develop both strategic and operational partnerships.

Research Partnership of the Year

HEC was delighted to win this award, demonstrating collaboration between UK partners on the Diabetes and WELLbeing (DWELL) project.  DWELL provided/promoted high quality evidence-based diabetes care for local communities, and contributed to diabetes healthcare and management research at an international level.”

β€œThe Health & Europe Centre has given us the opportunity to be involved in ground breaking work. We have developed great partnerships enabling us to tap into the knowledge and skill set offered by a range of experts internationally.”

Bosky Nair
Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist
Kent & Medway NHS Partnership Trust

“The Health and Europe Centre has opened doors for our community based charity by championing our work and getting us around the table with educators and medical professionals. Our Europe wide collaboration with diabetes and wellbeing (DWELL) was ground breaking and has enabled us to build on this profile and research for other projects.”

Emma Halpin Chief Executive Blackthorn Trust Health & Community Hub

Previous collaborators:


Blackthorn Trust

Canterbury Christ Church University

Dover District Council

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust

Kent County Council

Kent & Medway Health and Social Care Partnership Trust

Kent, Surrey, Sussex Academic Health Science Network

Medway Community Healthcare

Medway Council

University of Kent

Wellbeing People

Your Leisure


Cornwall Mobility


Devon MIND

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


Bournemouth University

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council


University of Essex


Hampshire County Council

Southampton City Council


C3 Collaborating for Health

Institute of Health Visiting


Brighton University

East Sussex County Council

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

University of Chichester

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