Compassion in Care: Celebrating Mental Health Nurses Day

Mental health nurses play a crucial role in the NHS and the Trust, share your stories #mhnursesday

Mental health nurses play a crucial role in the NHS and the Trust, working in various settings, including hospitals, clinics, community health centres, and residential facilities. We want to share their stories and highlight their work across our services.

Nichola Sanderson, Director of Nursing and Professions:

“Since the first celebration in 2019, Mental Health Nurses Day has reached over 10 million individuals worldwide, with thousands of nurses engaged in hundreds of events. Celebrating this event recognises how far the profession has come – and how far it still must go, facing ongoing challenges locally, nationally, and internationally.

This will be my first Mental Health Nurses Day as Director of Nursing at Lypft. I am incredibly proud to be a mental health nurse and see it as an honour and a privilege to be part of such an amazing team. A team who work tirelessly to provide excellent, safe, quality care to our patients, their families, and carers in all our services.”

Learn more about our services with opportunities for Mental Health Nurses across the Trust.

Older People’s Service

In this service, care and support for individuals who have acute mental health needs, including those with dementia. Our inpatient unit, the Mount, provides holistic assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation over a 24-hour period. Although our services are designed for older adults, we welcome individuals under 65 years old who require our support, particularly those who are clinically frail or have younger onset dementia. Older People’s Inpatient Services and Artlink have unveiled their art project, which came together with patients, staff, and four artists from Artlink West Yorkshire called; “We all make a difference.”

Opportunity available for Community Mental Health Nurse.

Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service (CYPMHS)

This inpatient unit for West Yorkshire is based at our newest site, Red Kite View, in Leeds. Hear how Mental Health Nurses improve the health and lives of young people across West Yorkshire.

Opportunity available for a Senior Staff Nurse at Red Kite View


The Community Rehabilitation Enhanced Support Team (CREST) is a regional community mental health service to help people live outside of more complex locked rehabilitation.

Opportunity available for a Mental Health Practitioner (registered nurse) and a Mental Health Practitioner.

Forward Leeds

Forward Leeds is a CQC Outstanding Partnership Organization; the team also love to get out running! Last year, they hit the ground running at the first Leeds Recovery Park Run and participated in the Recovery Games.

Opportunity for a Specialist Addiction Practitioner.

Ward 5

At Ward 5, people with enduring mental illness are helped to gain access to employment, housing, and social/leisure activities through developing links with relevant community-based services and agencies. Recently, they have been working on music and art therapy projects, one of which includes their album launch, “Somethings Falling Up.”

Staff and Service users

Opportunity available for a Harm Reduction Worker

CRISS (Crisis Resolution Intensive Support Service)

Our Crisis Resolution Intensive Support Service (CRISS) provides intensive support at home to adults aged 18-65 years who are experiencing a mental health crisis. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Opportunity for a Practitioner Carers Lead