Partners & collaborators

Below is a list of a few of the organisations with whom we work.

World Health Organisation

The World Health Organization (WHO) set up the Collaborating Centre (CC) initiative in recognition that expert academic advice is often required in order to meet key aims and objectives set out as part of WHO’s strategic priorities.

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Wellcome Trust

The Centre is funded by a £4.1 million grant from the Wellcome Trust, matched by a £3 million investment from the University of Exeter. The newly refurbished space was officially opened in 2018.

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Core members of the Wellcome Centre are also members of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) based in Cornwall at the University of Exeter Medical School.  Read More


Aesop is a not-for-profit charity and social enterprise. Aesop is a bridge-builder, connecting the worlds of health and the arts. It’s helping health harness the powers of the arts, and helping the arts gear up to deliver health improvement.



The Association for Realisation of Basic Needs, ARBAN, has been operating in Bangladesh since 1984. Its broad objective is to raise awareness of poor and powerless people and to work with them to help them help themselves 


Colab Exeter is an integrated wellbeing and innovation hub that works in collaboration with agencies across sectors to strengthen local services and achieve positive whole community outcomes around homelessness, addiction, (re)offending, and health inequality. Read More

C2-Connecting Communities

C2 is the brand name of a unique and dynamic community engagement programme that has been transforming the health & social status of low-income communities in the UK since 1995.

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Libraries Unlimited

Libraries Unlimited, once Exeter City Library and the vision for which is `Bringing ideas, imagination, information and knowledge to people’s lives and communities'. We work particularly closely with the Chief Executive, Ciara Eastell.

Public Health Devon

Public Health Devon are the part of Devon County Council reponsible for health and wellbeing.

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Sensory Trust

“The Sensory Trust is a leading authority on inclusive and sensory design in the UK, using connections with nature and the outdoors to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with disability and health issues, their families and carers.

Wellbeing Exeter

Wellbeing Exeter is a strategic alliance of public, voluntary and community sector organisations. We have come together  to explore better ways of supporting the 40% of patients who visit their GP with socially based rather than medical problems.

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