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, 8am to 4.30pm), 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:
- Team e-mail address at: firstname.lastname@example.org or duty phone 0113 85 55989
- Individual contacts can be found here: LYPFT comms contacts Jan 2023
- For out-of-hours enquiries 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.
The Team also look after our website and social media channels and will be happy to help with enquiries relating to these areas. Details about our Trust can be found on our about us pages and our most recent news stories can be found on our news 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.
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.
Our main corporate social media accounts are:
- Twitter: @LeedsandYorkPFT
- Facebook: Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- YouTube: communicationslpft
- LinkedIn: Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Our latest blogs and details of upcoming events are also available on the news pages of our website.