The University of Suffolk officially opened its new Institute of Health and Wellbeing on Thursday 30th March.
The Institute brings together partnerships from across academia, healthcare, business and public society to enhance wellbeing, reduce ill-health and enable a high quality of life for all.
Professor Helen Langton, Vice-Chancellor, said, “Today marks an important step for the University of Suffolk. We are investing in our research Institutes and in a way that ensures that at the heart of our work is partnership and collaboration to improve population health. These partnerships with the NHS, Social Care and wider wellbeing organisations put us in a brilliant position to achieve our goal to be known nationally and internationally for our research in health and wellbeing.”
The Institute will have distinct themes of research, which are Whole Systems Approaches to Wellbeing, Physical Activity and Sport, Perinatal Wellbeing and Long-Term Conditions. It will be housed within the University’s new £13 million Health and Wellbeing Quarter which will open this spring.
Part of the new Quarter will be the Integrated Care Academy, a nationally unique alliance across the University, St Elizabeth Hospice, Suffolk Mind, Suffolk County Council, Healthwatch Suffolk and the NHS.
To find out more about the Institute of Health and Wellbeing please visit uos.ac.uk/IHWB
Pictured: left to right Professor Colin Martin, Clinical Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Professor Valerie Gladwell, Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing and Lord Stevenson of Coddenham CBE, Patron of Suffolk Mind.