Rough Sleepers Mental Health Service (RSMHS)

Who are we?

We are a new service that launched in November 2023, made up of a small team of people from different backgrounds. Each member brings something unique and special to the team and shares a common goal of helping support the rough sleeper community in Leeds.

The overarching aim of the RSMHS is a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE; Johnson and Haigh, 2010, 2011), Introducing the PIE approach. In the RSMHS context, PIEs aim to improve the psychological and emotional wellbeing of rough sleepers and the teams working with them by way of attending to and utilising relationships, reflective practice (including staff support and training), social spaces, psychological frameworks, and evidence-generating practices.

How do we help?

We offer consultations for staff within the LYPFT Trust and from external services who work with rough sleepers. We are a barrierless service and are committed to supporting health inclusion for the vulnerable rough sleeper community.


Consultation email and leaflet. 


Psychological formulation FAQ. 

How to contact us

Our team works 8am-5pm Monday-Friday and we aim to respond to you within 5 working days during those times. Please email us at

Our office base

North Wing, St Mary’s House, St Mary’s Road, Leeds, LS7 3JX. However, we are an agile service working at various locations in the community.

If you require urgent support, please contact the Single Point of Access (SPA) team on 0800 183 1485. Mental health support is also available on the MindWell website.

As our team evolves, we will update this page, so please keep checking here for information.

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