About us

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist services across York, the Yorkshire and Humber region, and some highly specialised national services.

Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. This means supporting our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives where we can all achieve our personal and professional goals, and live free from stigma and discrimination.

We are an NHS foundation trust. That means:

  • we have some freedoms to decide locally how to meet our obligations
  • we are accountable to local people, who can become members and governors
  • we are authorised and monitored by NHS Improvement, who support us and hold us to account

We provide services for people experiencing a mental health crisis that requires urgent assessment and treatment. This may be someone’s first experience of mental health distress or a relapse of an existing mental illness.

We offer services to people who need support and treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions, from depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, to dementia, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and personality disorders.  Find out more about the services we offer.

We support people living with issues such as addictions, eating disorders, or physical problems with psychological causes, and those needing the support of our gender identity service.

Our Trust provides assessment and diagnosis of people of all intellectual ability, who may have autism.

We offer community, supported living and inpatient care to people with a learning disability, who can present with challenging behaviour or complex physical health needs. We offer services across the region, and in a variety of locations, including inpatient children’s services in York, deaf children’s services across northern England, and secure services for Leeds and York.

The majority of our care is provided in, or close to, people’s own homes, with the need for people to stay in hospital kept to a minimum.