East London NHS Foundation Trust (Mental Health)

By Janet Flaherty, Head of Communication / 28 January 2008

Mental health services with the East London NHS Foundation Trust

One in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life. Often when faced with distress, we feel alone and may feel that no one will understand how we are feeling. Talking to other people who have had similar experiences or to someone who can listen to us can provide very real relief.

East London NHS Foundation Trust (Mental Health)

We are a mental health trust with university status. We provide local services to the City of London and Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham and also provide specialist services to a wider population.

East London NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services for children and young people, adults, older people with mental health difficulties, forensic psychiatry and substance misuse.

If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health difficulties, your GP can offer help and advice in the first instance and put you in touch with local services that can help you.

The Trust operates from over 50 community and 4 main inpatient sites (operating from 55 buildings), employs over 2100 staff and has 663 general and specialist inpatient beds. It has a budget of £162.9 million, and projected income for 2007/08 is £180.2 million.

The Trust is closely linked with Queen Mary and Westfield College of the University of London and the City University for nurse training.

In Newham, psychological services are part of a cutting edge national pilot. The Psychological Treatment Centre provides effective, confidential, talking treatment to help you change what you think and how you deal with problems, to improve your well being and happiness. We also have employment counsellors who can offer support getting back to and staying in work. Plus, unlike other parts of the country, you will be seen very quickly.

So, if you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, panic, anger, worry, sadness, hopelessness, trauma, phobias, severe shyness, intrusive thoughts or images - this service could help. Call 0800 1070161, be sure to leave your contact telephone number.

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East London NHS Foundation Trust (Mental Health)