The study area for this project occurred in five counties in NENC
(Beaufort, Date, Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties) where the Recovery Area was established.
Speaking at the launch, Elaine Readhead, programme manager, AHSN NENC
, said: "Mental health continues to pose a significant challenge in our region.
"The AHSN NENC support for our international health links project has come at just the right time and will help position the region as leaders in this area."
The AHSN NENC is dedicated to improving healthcare, driving wealth creation and promoting research participation within the region.
Mr Kennelly added: "I wouldn't have been able to get to this exciting stage without the support I have received from both Newcastle Science City and the AHSN NENC
. They helped to lay the foundations for our future growth which looks very promising."
e grant, awarded by the Academic Health Science Network for North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC
), will be used to support developmental work on products which help reduce the risk of blood clots following orthopaedic surgery.