Our Partnerships

We actively engage in work at a national, regional and local level. We collaborate with other organisations across a range of systems, networks and partnerships to deliver better care.

Many of our services are provided in partnership with local third sector organisations, GPs and primary care, and other statutory organisations such as NHS healthcare providers, local authorities and the police.

We have developed effective partnerships to improve how people access crisis services. This includes a Crisis Assessment Unit, liaison work with the police, and work alongside the third sector to improve crisis support.  We also have a partnership with Forward Leeds to deliver better outcomes for people needing support with alcohol and drug issues.

The Trust’s work mainly sits within the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Integrated Care System (ICS). Find out more about them on their website.


Leeds is our ‘local place’

In addition to the regional partnership, there are similar partnerships in each of our five West Yorkshire local places. Health and Wellbeing Boards in each of our places have a health and wellbeing strategy for their place.

Our local place is Leeds. Read more about the the Leeds Health and Care Partnership, and the Leeds Integrated Care Board.

The West Yorkshire Mental health, learning disability and autism collaborative

This work is part of the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership’s commitment to improving lives and addressing inequalities of our population by working in collaboration across the system. At the core of this work is our aim to achieve a 10% reduction in the gap in life expectancy between people with mental ill-health, learning disabilities and autism, and the general population by 2024.

Find out more about the Collaborative on this web page.


Humber and North Yorkshire

Our services in York are part of the Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board provider collaboratives for adult secure and inpatient (tier 4) children and young people’s services.


The Leeds Academic Health Partnership

We are a founding partner of the Leeds Academic Health Partnership, comprising all of the city’s NHS organisations, three universities and Leeds City Council, as well as regional and third sector members.

Leeds Academic Health Partnership works to solve some of the city’s hardest health and care challenges, by uniting our city’s academic strengths with those of the health and care system and industry partners to accelerate the adoption of innovation.

For more information visit their website.


Leeds Anchors Network

We are proud to be part of the Leeds Anchors Network (LAN). This is a group of the city’s largest (mainly) public sector employers. They come together and focus on areas where they can make a difference for people as an employer, through procurement, through service delivery or as a civic partner.

Established in 2018, there are currently 13 anchor institutions in Leeds of which we are one!

The others are Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds City College, University of Leeds, Leeds College of Building, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds City Council, NHS Digital, Yorkshire Water, British Library and Northern Gas Networks.

Watch this short animation to find out more about what the LAN is all about.


Together we employ hundreds of thousands of people, spend hundreds of millions of pounds, own and manage land and assets and deliver vital services. We want to use our influence to create positive change in the city. Working collaboratively with the Leeds Anchors Network enables us to create solutions that drive positive change that will help our city, and our people.

An Anchor in Action – find out how we worked in partnership with fellow anchor Leeds City Council to recruit 40 people from a high unemployment area in Leeds to work in our brand-new mental health unit for children and young people. Read the full case study on our website.

Find out more about the Leeds Anchors Network on this website.