Our People

At Leeds & York Partnership Foundation Trust, we put people at the heart of everything we do. Our most valuable assets are those who work and volunteer with us. We aim to make everyone at the Trust feel welcome, included and valued.

Build the future of LYPFT with us.

Staff health and wellbeing logoHealth & Wellbeing

This is our toolkit designed to support the health and wellbeing of our staff. It contains programmes, advice and information on health, safety and improving the overall wellbeing of those in the Trust.


Mindful Employer

Mindful Employer is a national initiative supporting employers to take a positive approach towards mental health at work. As a Mindful Employer signatory, the Trust has committed to continue working towards effectively supporting the mental wellbeing of our workforce.
In collaboration with our staff network, DaWN and our Health and Wellbeing Team, we are actively focussing on:

  • Engaging with our people to increase awareness of mental health.
  • Educating to build confidence and reduce stigma.
  • Embedding a solid approach to prevent bullying and discrimination around mental health and developing our support offer to ensure staff can access appropriate support when needed.


DaWN is a staff network that supports wellbeing, managing health conditions and disability equality in the workplace. DaWN focuses on developing equity, fairness, compassion and inclusion for colleagues in the Trust.

DaWN provides a peer support space and informs organisational development by bringing together staff with health conditions and allies to share experiences, expertise, knowledge and good practice in a confidential and continuous learning way. By doing this, we can collectively develop and improve Trust workplace cultures, policies, processes and working conditions to meet the needs of staff to maintain appropriate and timely support whilst managing health conditions.

Find out more about how the network can provide mutual support, coaching and learning for you as a Trust employee.

In house Physiotherapy Support

Trust Physiotherapist Joe Loftus has created a library of video resources to help with Musculoskeletal (MSK) issues. This is available to all staff through our Staffnet portal.

Chaplaincy Service

Any member of staff can access confidential support from the chaplaincy team by emailing: chaplaincy.lypft@nhs.net

Financial Wellbeing Support

The NHS partners with Money Helper to provide NHS employees with free financial support. There’s a telephone support line, 0800 448 0826, a WhatsApp number 07701 342 744, or a Web Chat option.

Leeds Recovery College

Leeds Recovery College is offering e-learning courses to support your wellbeing. To sign up, email: leedsrecoverycollege.lypft@nhs.net.

Wellbeing Wednesday Newsletter

We have a dedicated staff wellbeing newsletter. To contribute your stories and articles or find out more, email: healthwellbeing.lypft@nhs.net.

Our People Plan

We have launched our LYPFT People Plan, setting out our commitments to our colleagues. Our plan has four main ambitions and has been developed by listening to our people and feedback from staff surveys.

Equity Diversity and Inclusivity at LYPFT

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) serves the diverse communities of Leeds and York. We are committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity for people accessing our services and our staff.

We aspire to consistently deliver inclusive services to meet the needs of our diverse communities. To make every effort to ensure individuals are valued and treated with respect and dignity. We also aim to employ a workforce that represents the communities we serve. The Trusts also actively seeks to remove barriers and all forms of discrimination that impact people with characteristics relating to; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, gender and sexual orientation.

Page last updated: 13th Jul 2023 2:10pm