Research and development

Welcome to Research and Development (R&D) at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We are dedicated to generating high-quality, innovative research into mental health, learning disabilities and neurodiversity and what we do changes lives across the UK.

Using our specialist expertise, unique population and a collaborative approach, we bridge boundaries, provide hope, and we’re actively shaping the future of mental health care.

Find out more about us in this short video:

What we do

We support a range of studies involving service users, carers, friends and family alongside our staff.

We collaborate with the mental health research community to help develop new cutting-edge care which will improve and, ultimately, change lives.

Read more about how we do this in the About Us section where you’ll find our strategy, our research publications and info about our flagship annual research forum.


Getting involved

We encourage service users, carers, friends and families to support research not just by taking part but by using their knowledge and experiences.

Find out more about this on our service users and carers page.

Looking to start a research project?

We’ve developed a page, mainly for our own staff, who are interested in starting a research project.

This is a great place to start if you’re curious about conducting research at LYPFT and need to know what’s involved.