Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust began in 1993 as the Leeds Community and Mental Health Services Teaching NHS Trust (LCMHS) and was formed on 1 February as part of the NHS and Community Care Act (1990).
LCMHS was a self-governing trust that provided community, mental health and learning disability services within the Leeds metropolitan area.
In 2002 all services provided by LCMHS were transferred to primary care trusts (also known as PCTs) and as a result LCMHS was renamed Leeds Mental Health Teaching NHS Trust (LMHT). Following the change, our Trust’s services changed and we provided only mental health and learning disability services.
On 1 August 2007 our Trust was awarded foundation trust status by NHS Improvement (known at the time as Monitor) and was renamed the Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) under the NHS Act 2006.
We continued to provide mental health and learning disability services but as a foundation trust we were no longer performance managed by the Department of Health.
On 1 February 2012 our Trust began to provide mental health, learning disabilities and substance misuse services for North Yorkshire and York. To reflect the new geographical area that our services covered, our Trust became Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
On 1 October 2015 some of our services across North Yorkshire and York transferred to Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) . However, we do still provide Tier 4 and Deaf CAMHS in York as well as Low Secure Forensic services and all three serve our regional population.