Communications and media

The Communications Team's purpose is to connect people and support engagement through high quality, accessible information about the Trust, its work and the work of its staff and partners. We work across the entire Trust and support people with corporate communications, public relations, stakeholder relations, digital communications, branding, marketing, emergency planning and crisis management.


We offer a full press office service during office hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm), including handling all requests for interviews, photography, filming and comment. If you have a media enquiry or would like to contact us about other communications-related business please contact us:

  • Via our team e-mail address at:
  • Call our Duty Comms Officer on 0113 85 55989
  • For out-of-hours enquiries, please call our switchboard on 0113 85 55000 and ask for the on call director.

Consent to use personal information, images, video etc.

All the personal information we use on our communications channels (i.e. this website) is done so with consent of the individuals. Visit our Consent to use your personal information for Trust communications page for more information about this.

This website

We also look after content on this website and our social media channels, and will be happy to help with enquiries relating to these areas.

To find out what’s hot in LYPFT comms read the news section of our website.

Details about our Trust can be found on our about us pages.

Reporting suicide in the media

Anyone reporting about suicide is asked to consult the Samaritans’ Media Guidelines for Reporting Suicide, which offers practical advice on how to reduce the risk of media coverage negatively impacting on people who may be vulnerable.

The Independent Press Standards Organisation’s (IPSO) Editor’s Code of Practice also covers the reporting of suicide.

Social media

We use social media as a way of keeping our service users, staff, carers, partners and visitors up-to-date on the latest news about our Trust. You can read more about how we use social media on our social media page.

Social media covers various online and mobile technology tools which enable people to communicate easily and share information and resources. Social media can include text, audio, video, images, podcasts, and other multimedia communications.

Get our news first on X (formerly Twitter) @LeedsandYorkPFT.

Follow our Facebook and our Instagram pages for interesting stories about our people.

Connect and network with us on LinkedIn.

Watch and subscribe to our video content on YouTube.

Staff can join the conversation on LYPFT Together – our staff only Facebook Group.

Our latest blogs and details of upcoming events are also available on the news pages of our website.