Join our Young People’s Book Group...
12 April 2017
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the Trust have teamed up with the charity Rethink to run a book group for young people.
Celebrating two-years of innovation in Tower Haml...
10 April 2017
Chair Marie Gabriel invited the new Tower Hamlets Community Health staff to a Welcome event to say hello, and to celebrate two-years of innovation to improve health and wellbeing in Tower Hamlets 
How CAMHS helped with my fear of dogs...
05 April 2017
A grateful schoolboy has written a personal account of how Bedfordshire CAMHS has helped him make huge strides in overcoming his phobia of dogs. Markus, from Bedfordshire, was supported over two months by Dr Savina Wachter who arranged visits at Thrift End Farm Canine and Pet Centre.
ELFT Launch New Care Programme Approach (CPA)...
04 April 2017
The Trust has launched new Care Programme Approach (CPA) documentation. This new process brings recovery right to the heard of the work we do every day with our clients
Jeremy Hunt congratulates the Trust...
04 April 2017
The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt has congratulated the Trust on being the most improved trust for patients experiencing delayed transfer of care in England from November to January 2015 - 2016 to November to January 2016- 2017. 
ELFT Welcomes Tower Hamlets Community Teams into t...
02 April 2017
Chief Executive Dr Navina Evans, Chair, Marie Gabriel, and Commercial Development and Performance Director, Mohit Venkataram, were out and about on Saturday 1 April meeting the weekend workforce
New Home for the North Hackney Recovery CMHT...
29 March 2017
The North Hackney Recovery team is to move from its current base at Anita House in Stoke Newington, to a new location in Homerton at the end of April.
Changes to Mental Health Community Support in Newh...
27 March 2017
The current Acute Day Hospital programme is to finish at the end of March. The Home Treatment Team to expand simultaneously to offer key features valued by service users
Puppetry and raising awareness of sexual exploitat...
22 March 2017
Tower Hamlets Together marked National Child Exploitation Awareness Day with a creative arts based workshop encouraging young people to spot the signs of abuse and speak out against it. 
Partnership initiative shortlisted for second awar...
20 March 2017
The multi-agency Mental Health Street Triage project has been shortlisted for another prestigious award. The project has been shortlisted in the Mental Health Category at the Patient Safety Awards, due to be held in July in Manchester.
Raising Mental Health Awareness at Bedford Blues R...
20 March 2017
Men are less likely to access psychological therapies than women so Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service are spreading the word
World Delirium Day...
15 March 2017
They have provided a factsheet about the condition and an awareness survey as part of their work to help colleagues continue to develop their understanding of mental health issues patients may face along with dedicated training on delirium. 
Nominate in this years People Participation Awards...
14 March 2017
The People Participation Awards is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and the valuable input of service users and carers.
ELFT Leads on Staff Engagement...
07 March 2017
The 2017 NHS Staff Survey results have now been published. The results are encouraging for the Trust with staff reporting high rates of job satisfaction and motivation, a strong sense of team working, a high level of support from line managers and good communication with senior managers. 
Newham Wheelchair and Special Seating Services Are...
03 March 2017
The service has a new home which will improve how the service operates
Sustainability and Transformation Plan Update ...
28 February 2017
A fresh round of public meetings are being held to help shape the future face of healthcare across Bedfordshire and Luton. 
Mental health conference - Luton...
14 February 2017
A new Luton charity formed to help break the stigma that surrounds mental health is being supported by the Trust.
UK Rail Industry Award for social inclusion projec...
13 February 2017
The joint initiative between KeolisAmey Docklands, the operator of the Docklands Light Railway, and the Trust, aims to help people with mental health, social or psychological difficulties get more out of life and feel part of their local communities.  
Shaping healthcare in Bedfordshire and Luton...
13 February 2017
Public meetings have been held across Bedfordshire and Luton to help start shaping the future face of healthcare across the region.
Inspirational mental health blog...
13 February 2017
A creative service user has turned to the power of words to promote mental health awareness.
Trust Asks for Views About Proposed Changes to Com...
08 February 2017
ELFT is consulting with patients about proposed changes to the structure and skill mix of the Tower Hamlets Community Learning Disability Service to improve the service
Street triage service shortlisted for national awa...
07 February 2017
The Mental Health Street Triage team operating across Bedfordshire and Luton has been shortlisted for a national award.
ELFT Welcomes Tower Hamlets Community Learning Dis...
01 February 2017
The Trust is delighted to welcome 35 new staff who joined ELFT today. 
Pop Psychology Sessions in Newham...
26 January 2017
Everything you wanted to know about mental health wellbeing but were too afraid to ask!
Townsend Court - Houghton Regis...
19 January 2017
East London NHS Foundation Trust is developing a plan to provide enhanced care for female service users who receive care at Keats Ward in Weller Wing, Bedford Hospital.
Weller Wing - Bedford...
19 January 2017
East London NHS Foundation Trust is developing a plan to provide enhanced care for female service users who receive care at Keats Ward in Weller Wing, Bedford Hospital.
Medically Unexplained Symptoms Work Shortlisted fo...
17 January 2017
The Trust has been shortlisted in the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards, in the category for ‘Improving the value of primary care services’. The Trust has been shortlisted in recognition of a project that aims to meets the unmet health needs of patients with medially unexplained symptoms.
We're joining bright Monday ...
13 January 2017
The 16 January marks Blue Monday, a name given to a day in January that is reported to be the most depressing day of the year. This year, the Trust is joining Rethink campaign to break the trend to rename the day to ‘Bright Monday’.  
Trust Shortlisted for Award for Patient Feedback S...
04 January 2017
The Trust’s patient experience feedback system has shortlisted in  Patient Experience Network (PEN) 2017 National Awards.
Trust Psychiatrist Awarded CBE in Queen’s New Year...
31 December 2016
Professor Kamaldeep Bhui receives a CBE for services to mental health care and research.
Matt Appeals for People to Donate Blood...
30 December 2016
A grateful member of staff whose life was saved through blood transfusion has shared his story to encourage other people to give blood.
Supermarket Teams Up With ELFT for Festive Spread ...
30 December 2016
A big thank you to Tesco at Bromley by Bow for supporting our festive activities
Maximise your Mental Health Wellbeing over the Fes...
19 December 2016
Christmas is a time to get together with friends and family but it can be busy and stressful for many. Whilst most are enjoying the festivities of the season, it can be a difficult time for others. There are a number of things that you can do look after your mental health over the holiday period: 
BCG immunisations ...
19 December 2016
During 2016 there was a change to providers of the BCG vaccine. NHS England appointed Barts Health NHS Trust as the new provider for new-born BCG immunisations and Vaccination UK as the provider for school age vaccinations.
Rail firms back mental health campaign...
16 December 2016
Powerful posters encouraging rail users to think about mental health are going on display at stations in Bedfordshire.
Our Liz is crowned Lutonian of the Year 2016...
14 December 2016
An inspirational member of staff who works tirelessly to help others has been named Lutonian of the Year 2016.
Bedfordshire art project in partnership with Mind...
12 December 2016
A striking piece of artwork has been created by people across Bedfordshire and Luton to challenge perceptions about mental illness.
Honorary doctorate for mental health champion...
02 December 2016
The Trust’s Break the Stigma campaign manager is to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Bedfordshire in recognition of his outstanding contribution to mental health services.
Launch of Emergency Asthma Inhaler Film...
28 November 2016
The film which involved ‘Oscar-winning’ performances from pupils from Carpenters Road Primary School and Curwen Primary School aims to raise awareness about emergency action to take in the event of an asthma attack. Parents, teachers and health staff who attended the launch heard from those involved in developing the film, how it had come about and from some of the young stars themse
Celebrating our staff ...
28 November 2016
Over 800 members of staff came together at The Troxy in Tower Hamlets to see teams and individuals from across the Trust honoured for the special contribution they make to patient care and to the working lives of their colleagues. Well done to everyone nominated and all of the winners. 
Simply the best! ELFT wins provider Trust of the Y...
24 November 2016
The mental and community health trust scooped the prestigious Provider Trust of the year prize in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards, the equivalent of the Oscars for the NHS. It follows rapidly on the tail of becoming the only mental and community health trust in the country to be given ...
World Health Organisation recognises Unit for Soci...
21 November 2016
The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry (USCP) has been re-designated as a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre (WHO).
Hard hitting drama challenges health professional...
17 November 2016
The Trust has launched a hard hitting drama aimed at transforming attitudes to self-harm among health professionals. Self-harm and the reasons behind it are often misunderstood by health care professionals and the public at large.
Trust Scoops two National Awards...
09 November 2016
The Trust has received two Royal College of Psychiatrist’ Awards for Team of the Year and Psychiatric Trainer of the Year.The annual RCPsych awards mark the highest level of achievement within psychiatry, and are designed to recognise and reward excellent practice in the field of mental health.
Trust's first EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant...
08 November 2016
The clinical supervisor for Luton Wellbeing Service has become the Trust’s first EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Europe Accredited Consultant.
MPs congratulate outstanding Trust...
07 November 2016
MPs have backed a House of Commons motion congratulating East London NHS Foundation Trust on becoming the first mental and community health trust in England to be rated ‘outstanding’ by health regulators, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Early Day Motion, tabled by East Ham MP Steven Timms, with support from MPs across the board.
New IT Suite for R3, Redbridge’s Drug and Alcohol ...
04 November 2016
New equipment will enable people who have overcome addiction to alcohol and drugs to gain skills and technical know-how
Permanent Health Secretary visits Trust...
02 November 2016
 Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health visited the Trust to meet with CEO, Dr Navina Evans and district nurses to thank them for hosting civil servants from the Department of Health
Reset: New Drug and Alcohol Services for Tower Ham...
31 October 2016
A new drug and alcohol service opens today in Tower Hamlets. The service will be known as ‘Reset’ with three main service providers for adults; one main drug/alcohol treatment service...
Ugandan Minister visits service ...
24 October 2016
Dr Joyce Moriku, Ugandan State Minister for Health and Ugandan Chief Nurse, Cathy Odeke visited the Tower Hamlets Centre for Mental Health as part of the Global Health Partnership between the Trust and Uganda. The Butabika-East London Link is a multi-disciplinary, institution-to-institution collaboration between the Trust and Butabika Hospital, Uganda.  
Governors Elected to Council of Governors...
21 October 2016
Six Governors were elected or re-elected to the ELFT Council of Governors following  a members ballot on 20 October 2016. Six seats were up for re-election: One in Bedford, three in Hackney and two in Newham. 
Tower Hamlets team highly commended in Positive Pr...
19 October 2016
Tower Hamlets Early Intervention and Detection Services were highly commended in the Positive Practice in Mental health Awards. The service provided high quality, skilled care and support to adults experiencing a first episode of psychosis and their families
Teenagers Donate Sensory boxes for Mental Health S...
19 October 2016
Young people completing their National Citizen Service (NCS) in Bedfordshire have been praised for their work in supporting their local NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHs). 
The London Pathways Partnership (LPP) Wins Positiv...
18 October 2016
Success for a unique collaboration between four London NHS Trusts - ELFT, Oxleas, SLAM and BEH
Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Conference ...
17 October 2016
The sixth annual Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Conference will take place on Saturday 12th November 2016 at East Ham Town Hall. The conference titled ‘Celebrating Research in Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia’ aims to raise awareness of the condition, to provide pain management advice and medication guidance.
Minister visits Mother and Baby in Hackney...
13 October 2016
Nicola Blackwood, MP Oxford West and Abingdon and Minister at the Department of Health visited the Trust's Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) on 12 October.Her visit was timely, taking place a day after World Mental Health Day with events and discussion around mental health...
World Mental Health Day across the Trust...
12 October 2016
The Trust joined people across the globe to celebrate World Mental Health Day on the 10 October. Together, staff and patients marked the day with a range of events. This was a great opportunity to 
Mental Health Research in East London Conference...
11 October 2016
Research in ELFT is influencing mental health care internationally to learn the optimum ways to treat and support patients
Celebrating Black History Month...
10 October 2016
Staff at East Ham Care Centre Celebrate Black History Month
Alistair Burt MP Joins Bedfordshire Mental Health ...
07 October 2016
Alistair Burt MP joined the multi-agency Bedfordshire Mental Health Street Triage team for a shift on Wednesday 5 October. Mr Burt joined the team, made up of a Mental Health Nurse, a Police Officer and a Paramedic...
Join Stoptober ...
03 October 2016
The Trust is joining the nationwide campaign to encourage people to give up smoking for 28 days. Over 14,800,000 people in England have already quit smoking, and research shows that stopping for 28 days means you’re five times more likely to stop for good. 
First anniversary of mental health campaign...
29 September 2016
A campaign launched in Bedfordshire to combat the stigma attached to mental health issues is celebrating its first anniversary.
BCG Immunisations ...
26 September 2016
NHS England has appointed Barts Health NHS Trust as the new provider for new born BCG immunisations and Vaccination UK as the provider for school age vaccinations. The school based vaccinations programme provided by Vaccination UK went live on 1 August 2016. 
Join Tower Hamlets Recovery College...
29 September 2016
Recovery College courses are for people living in Tower Hamlets who have used mental health recovery services, their carers and families, and staff working in the borough from the NHS and voluntary sector.
Join World Mental Health Day ...
29 September 2016
World Mental Health Day is celebrated on the 10 October across the world in over 300 countries. This day aims to promote discussion about mental health, combat stigma and promote treatment options.
'Outstanding' Annual General Meeting...
20 September 2016
Over 150 people attended the Trust's Annual General Meeting to hear an academic and personal perspective of integrated care
ELFT shortlisted for two Prestigious HSJ Awards...
12 September 2016
 The Trust has been shortlisted for two national awards in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards. These are in the Provider Trust of the Year and Clinical Research Impact categories.
Mindful Sport project success...
02 September 2016
Extra activities will be featured at a popular project in Bedford designed to help the public improve their wellbeing through physical activity. The Mindful Sport scheme is led by Bedford Borough Council (BBC) in partnership with the Trust and Mind BLMK.
ELFT rated Outstanding ...
01 September 2016
Staff at East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) were in a celebratory mood after hearing that the Trust has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission. The Trust, which provides services in London, Luton and Bedfordshire, is the only mental health and community health trust in London and the East of England to be rated as ‘Outstanding’. 
Mother praises Mental Health Street Triage for sup...
30 August 2016
Bedfordshire’s new multi-agency Mental Health Street Triage has received a heartfelt  thank you from a mother whose son was helped in a crisis.In a letter to triage partners the mother described how her 18-year-old, who suffers from depression and paranoia, became psychotic and aggressive after his condition deteriorated over several days.
Inside Georgies World - Exhibition of Art...
17 August 2016
Walthamstow artist shares his thinking
City and Hackney Service User Network Success...
09 August 2016
Service users talk about how coming together has given them support and strength
Your feedback matters...
08 August 2016
The feedback we receive from people who have used our services and their family and friends is really important to us. By listening and learning from what people tell us, we can improve the services we provide.
New Chief Executive for ELFT Starts This Week...
05 August 2016
East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) has become the first in the country to have an all ethnic minority top leadership team. New Chief Executive Dr Navina Evans joins Trust Chair Marie Gabriel. 
RCPsych Awards shortlisting ...
03 August 2016
The Trust has been shortlisted for two Team of the Year RCPsych Awards in the working-age adults and children and adolescents categories. The prestigious awards now in its eight year celebrates outstanding work in psychiatry and mental health across the UK.
Positive Practice Award shortlist...
19 July 2016
The Trust has been short listed for a prestigious Positive Practice Award in Early Intervention category. We have been shortlisted amongst three teams from twenty five entries in the category.  
Mental Health Street Triage launch...
14 July 2016
 The Trust has partnered with Bedfordshire Police, East of England Ambulance Trust, Bedfordshire CCG and Luton CCG to launch Mental Health Street Triage.
Competition Winners for #PersonalPixels...
14 July 2016
Photographers were asked to capture an image which conveyed a moment, an emotion or a mood of some kind.The competition was publicised across the Trust, to local schools in London and Bedfordshire. 
Recovery College - July workshops...
06 July 2016
Workshops are being held in July as part of the Trust’s new Recovery College launched in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire. Free sessions are run from locations across Bedfordshire and Luton. 
Tower Hamlets Recovery College ...
01 July 2016
The Tower Hamlets Recovery College (THRC) are running some taster sessions over the next month in advance of their Autumn term beginning in September.
Community Eating Disorder Service for Children and...
01 July 2016
Today see's the launch a Community Eating Disorder Service f...
Learning Disabilities Awareness Day...
30 June 2016
Service users and staff in Bedfordshire and Newham came together to mark Learning Disabilities Awareness Day despite the rain.
Celebrating our service users, carers and voluntee...
29 June 2016
The ELFT People Participation Awards took place last week at The Orbital, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to celebrate service users, carers and volunteers. 
Nursing Times Award Shortlist ...
28 June 2016
The Trust has been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award in The Prince of Wales Award for Integrated Approaches to Care category. 
Staff raise awareness Lung Health...
24 June 2016
On 16th June 2016, members of the Newham Breathe Easy group celebrated our annual Take Steps sponsored walk in Royal Victoria Gardens North Woolwich.
Medically unexplained symptoms conference success...
21 June 2016
A one day state of the art symposium for primary and secondary health care professionals was held.  Over 200 people attended the event at the St Bartholomew’s Hospital, hosted by ELFT,
Children Centre Launch New Beckton Park...
21 June 2016
A new children’s centre was launched for local parents in New Beckton Park.  Staff from the health visiting services attended the fun day to speak to parents about child health and the types of services that will be available at the centre. 
Staying Healthy During Ramadhan...
16 June 2016
ELFT staff are here to support and advise patients who want to fast
Norman Lamb Visits CAMHS in Tower Hamlets...
15 June 2016
Norman Lamb MP, former minister for community and social care and Chair of a new West Midlands commission on mental health visited Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Tower Hamlets. 
CQC comprehensive inspection of services starts...
13 June 2016
Today marks the formal start of the Care Quality Commission’...
Learning Disability Week event...
10 June 2016
A ‘Healthy and Happy’ event is being held in Bedford to celebrate national Learning Disability Week. Staff from Services for People who have a Learning Disability (SPLD) have organised a fun-filled programme of activities to encourage service users to lead a positive lifestyle.
Wellbeing Game Sucess...
08 June 2016
Mental and community health users and their carers were treated to a day of sports activities and events in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at the annual Wellbeing Games.
Places available on Recovery College courses...
07 June 2016
Places are available for the first courses held as part of the Trust’s new Recovery College launched in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire. 
Trust Joins Newham Recorder in Anti Stigma Campaig...
06 June 2016
Helping people to simply talk about their feelings and get help from family, friends, or health services if they need to. 
Wellbeing Games - Bringing People Together Through...
01 June 2016
The Trust will be holding Wellbeing Games in the Queen Olympic Park Elizabeth Park for our service userson 6 June at The Copperbox Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 
Join our Mental Health Awareness Day in Bedford ...
01 June 2016
The Bedford Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team are holding an Mental Health Awareness Day on 16 June. 
CQC to inspect ELFT June...
17 May 2016
The Care Quality Commission’s inspection is fast approaching with visits scheduled for London services 13 – 17 June and Bedfordshire services the following week of the 20th.
Join the party at Luton Carnival...
27 May 2016
The Trust will be helping run a Health and Wellbeing Zone at the 40th Luton International Carnival on Sunday (29 May) at Wardown Park. 
Open Day sucess at Redbridge, Recovery and Reinte...
27 May 2016
An open day was held to showcase the work of the R3 drug and alcohol services in Illford. Over 50 people attended the event, including members of the public, service users and their families.  
Raising Awareness of Lung Disease...
26 May 2016
1 in 5 people in the UK will die from lung disease.
Join Carers Week in Newham ...
26 May 2016
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the critical contribution they make all over the UK. 
Mental health fun day success...
26 May 2016
More than 200 visitors attended a free family fun day at Bromham Mill organised as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.The popular event was organised by the Barford Avenue Centre for Mental Wellbeing in Bedford as part of its Art Changes Minds exhibition running at the venue throughout May to promote mental health awareness.
ELFT Annual Research Day...
25 May 2016
The Trust will be holding its annual half day conference to showcase 20 research projects undertaken or underway in the Trust and report findings. This is a unique opportunity to hear the latest thinking and learning around mental health care, treatment and management. 
Who will you nominate for an award?...
20 May 2016
The Trust’s annual staff awards recognise the hard work and dedication demonstrated by our staff every day. They are an opportunity to honour our staff members who innovate, inspire and provide a unique contribution to delivering excellent patient care.
ELFT and Partners Lead New Mental Health Social Wo...
18 May 2016
The Trust and the charity, Think Ahead, together with the London Borough of Hackney & Luton Borough Council, is to be part of a new programme to provide on the job training for graduates to become mental health social workers 
Chief Nurse for London Visits Mother and Baby Unit...
17 May 2016
Jane Clegg, Chief Nurse at NHS England (London region) meets staff and mums for Mental Health Awareness Week
Join us for Mental Health Awareness Week ...
12 May 2016
The Trust is joining people across the UK to mark this week. Get involved in the conversation and join us at one of our events across East London, Luton and Bedfordshire. 
Memory Services Accreditation Success ...
12 May 2016
All seven dedicated Memory Assessment Service (MAS) teams in across the Trust are celebrating after the quality of their work was officially acknowledged by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP).
Newham Staff Complete Care Certificate...
12 May 2016
The Trust joined partners from Newham CCG and London Borough...
Refurbishment of West Ham Lane Clinic in Newham...
12 May 2016
Visitors may experience some disruption while improvement works take place
Trust confirmed as NHS DofE trailblazer...
12 May 2016
The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award has officially presented a licence for the East London NHS Foundation Trust to run the project – confirming us as the first NHS Trust in the country to become a DofE provider. 
Trust wins Education Team of the Year...
11 May 2016
The Trusts Quality Improvement (QI) Programme has received the Education Team of the Year at the BMJ Awards.
Official launch of new Mental Health Academy ...
09 May 2016
The official launch of a new Mental Health Academy and Recovery College for Bedfordshire and Luton was held on Friday 6 May. It took place at the University of Bedfordshire’s Putteridge Bury campus to celebrate the academy project it is running in partnership with East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT).
Open music night in Luton...
29 April 2016
An open musical jamming session is being held to raise awareness of the help and support available from mental health services across Bedfordshire and Luton. Carers, service users, charities, partner organisations and members of the public are invited to the event organised by Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Wellbeing Services.
Announcement of new CEO for East London NHS Founda...
29 April 2016
ELFT has great pleasure in confirming the appointment of Dr Navina Evans as the Trust’s new Chief Executive Officer. Dr Evans will take over from Dr Robert Dolan, the current Chief Executive, when he retires in July 2016.
Getting Help in a Crisis in City and Hackney...
28 April 2016
A trio of services is available 24 hours a day to support local residents, available at weekends, bank holidays and outside office hours. 
Launch of Mental Health Academy...
26 April 2016
A new partnership is being launched by the University of Bedfordshire and the East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT). The two organisations are launching a Mental Health Academy and Recovery College in Bedfordshire and Luton. 
Service User Auditors Leading the Drive for Qualit...
25 April 2016
The Trust’s team of service user auditors are out and about on inpatient wards this week and next, gathering audit responses from current service users.
Art Changes Minds exhibition - Bedfordshire...
19 April 2016
A month-long art exhibition showcasing work by mental health service users is being held at Bromham Mill near Bedford to promote mental health awareness.
Service User Experience...
19 April 2016
We welcome feedback from service users and carers
Tower Hamlets Community Services...
19 April 2016
Tower Hamlets CCG have today announced the conclusion of the procurement process for community health services in Tower Hamlets. 
Depression Awareness Week ...
18 April 2016
The 18 April marks the beginning of Depression Awareness Week, a mental health themed week that aims to generate greater public understanding about the condition. 
We're looking for service user auditors ...
15 April 2016
Are you interested in helping ELFT make improvements?  The Trust is looking for Service User Auditors to help carry out surveys on our inpatient wards
Gender Specific Wards at Tower Hamlets Centre for ...
12 April 2016
From the 17 April 2016 Adult wards at Tower Hamlets Centre for Mental Health Adult wards will become gender specific. 
Trust board meeting - Luton...
12 April 2016
The next public board meeting of East London NHS Foundation Trust is being held in Luton on Thursday 28 April.
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts ...
11 April 2016
The Trust is collaborating with the London College of Fashion to host a series of small exhibitions and installations that will be displayed at Vivien Cohen House.  
'An EastEnd Success story'...
11 April 2016
In 2015, The Trust was recognised as the best place to work in mental health and learning disabilities services in the 2015 Health Service Journal supplement. 
Appeal Tribunal Dismisses Claim of Religious Discr...
07 April 2016
Tribunal rules that the Trust did not discriminate in following disciplinary procedures
Service User Experience...
05 April 2016
We welcome feedback from service users and carers
One Central Phone Number for Mental Health in Newh...
05 April 2016
All referrals for secondary mental health can be made via one central point
ELFT shortlisted for three national awards ...
04 April 2016
The Trust has been shortlisted for three national awards in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Awards. 
ELFT Wins Innovation Award to Improve Quality of H...
23 March 2016
An initiative from ELFT aims to test the use of mobile technology health solutions for patients with severe mental illness to see if exchanging text messages can improve their care and management.
Tower Hamlets Vanguard One Year On...
18 March 2016
This week marks one year since the launch of 29 vanguards that are leading a national NHS programme aimed at transforming care for patients in towns, cities and counties across England.
Recruitment Open Day TODAY...
18 March 2016
Come along to our HQ at 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE where our HR team is waiting to talk to you until 1.30pm
Medications Awareness Week ...
17 March 2016
Join our Medications Awareness Week from the 4-8 April 2016. We'll be holding events across the Trusts to highlight the importance of medications safety. 
New Gym Kit for Jade Ward PICU in Luton...
14 March 2016
New exercise equipment has been installed at the Jade Ward PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) in Luton to help put patients on the path to recovery.
Daycare services and CMHTs - Bedford...
09 March 2016
We are considering the best way to use the Day Resource Cent...
Join the Hackney Safer Neighbourhood Board event...
09 March 2016
The Hackney Safer Neighbourhood Board is inviting residents in Hackney to attend an open forum event on the evening of Tuesday 22nd March at the City Academy.
MSNAP success for MAS teams...
07 March 2016
Dedicated Memory Assessment Service (MAS) teams in Luton and South Bedfordshire are celebrating after the quality of their work was officially acknowledged by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP). They have both retained MSNAP (Memory Services National Accreditation Programme) accreditation from the RCP.
City and Hackney goes Smoke Free ...
02 March 2016
From 1 March 2016, the City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health is Smoke Free. This means that smoking will not be allowed on the site. The Trust is working towards becoming completely Smoke Free by 2017. 
People Participation Awards...
29 February 2016
We are embarking on an exciting initiative in recognition of service users who have made a special contribution to the Trust. The People Participation Awards is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and the valuable input of service users, carers and volunteers.
ELFT Still in Top Five for Staff Survey Results...
25 February 2016
Our 2015 NHS Staff Survey results are encouraging
Change in Provider at Newham University Hospital U...
24 February 2016
Barts Health NHS Trust is to take over the management of the Urgent Care Centre at Newham University Hospital from 1 March 2016.
Psychiatric Mother and Baby Units in the News...
23 February 2016
With the gripping Eastenders storyline about new mum Stacey being parted from her baby while admitted into a psychiatric unit, Mother and Baby Units are suddenly in the news.
ELFT becomes first NHS Trust to run DofE Award...
18 February 2016
ELFT has become the first NHS Trust in the country to run The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The DofE programme will be used to support young people using our Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Wellbeing Services.
Join our Prostate Cancer Wellbeing Group ...
18 February 2016
Over 40,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each year.  Getting a diagnosed can be extremely difficult time for individuals and their loved ones. The Trust is running a wellbeing group for people who are affected by prostate cancer. 
Have Your Say ...
17 February 2016
Click here to tell us about your recent experience so we can improve our service
Civil Servants swap Whitehall for ELFT frontline ...
15 February 2016
Twenty-one senior civil servants from the Department of Health (DH) visited the Trust on a two day placement  as part of an initiative to get civil servants to experience the front line NHS.
Service Users and Carers Research Invitation...
11 February 2016
Get involved in a research project on improving carer involvement in inpatient mental healthcare. 
Time to Talk Day around the Trust...
10 February 2016
Across the Trust, staff and service users joined people all over the UK to mark Time to Talk Day.   From Luton to Hackney, we ran a number of events to encourage the public to get talking about mental health. 
#PersonalPixels Photography Competition - Deadline...
22 April 2016
You now have more time to snap a picture and submit it into the Trust's photography competition to capture the essence of mental health and wellbeing. 
CQC inspection of ELFT confirmed...
02 February 2016
ELFT has been advised that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) plans to inspect our services in June. The inspection will take place over a two-week period. 
Join us on Time to Talk Day...
01 February 2016
The Trust is joining people across the UK to mark Time to Talk day on Thursday 4 February. Around 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem, with many people afraid to speak about their own experience.
Changes Proposed for Newham Adult Community Mental...
29 January 2016
The Trust wants to continue to offer high quality care but make better use of resources and facilities. So we propose to merge some of teams and provide services from fewer sites
Trust pilots UK’s first digital Personal Child Hea...
26 January 2016
The Trust has been selected to pilot an exciting new project that will transform the way parents track their child’s health and development.  We will be joining a select number of Trusts to deliver the UK’s first digital personal child health record in Newham.
Trust awarded Health Foundation Funding to share ...
25 January 2016
Patients with medically unexplained symptoms often have unmet health needs due to the complex nature of their issues.The Trust will be looking to carry out a number of activities throughout 2016 to share learning and knowledge. 
Culture and Leadership National Programme...
20 January 2016
We have been chosen as one of three trusts nationally to be involved in a new pilot programme about culture and leadership in the NHS. 
Peer Support - New Year, New Challenge...
18 January 2016
We are looking for reflective and enthusiastic current and ex service users who are interested in undertaking training to support people with mental health difficulties
East London Forensic Services go Smoke Free...
14 January 2016
From the 13 January the East London Forensic Services  will be a smoke free site. From this date onwards, staff, patients and visitors will not be able to smoke on Trust premises.  
Minister visits Bedford services...
13 January 2016
A senior Government figure has praised the work of Trust staff after visiting services in Bedford. Rt Hon Alistair Burt, Minister of State for Community and Social Care, visited the Employment Service and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
Hackney Health and Social Care Devolution Pilot Ap...
23 December 2015
Hackney’s bid to become a health and social care devolution pilot area has been approved by government.The Trust has signed up to the initiative. 
Mental Wellbeing Over the Festive Period...
21 December 2015
Long standing psychological issues and patterns can come to a head over the festive season. Start the new year with a new approach.
Getting help in a crisis...
14 December 2015
With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, the holidays can bring stress and loneliness for many people. Whilst most are enjoying the festivities of the season, it can be a difficult time for others. 
ELFT Hosts Careers Day with Local Students...
10 December 2015
The Trust organised a careers day in partnership with East London Business Alliance (ELBA) for local college students with over 40 students. 
Book Your Place at the QI Conference 2016...
10 December 2015
In 2015 we welcomed over 250 people to the conference at Hackney Town Hall and in 2016 year we’re expecting even more to join us. This year we are making it easy to participate by running the live event at West Ham United in East London.
Staff Celebrated at Annual Awards...
30 November 2015
The Trust celebrated its annual staff awards last week with over 1000 staff attending. The awards honour teams and individuals from across the Trust for the special contribution they make to patient care and their working environments.
Make a pledge to end violence against women...
26 November 2015
We are joining people around the world to a public pledge to help end violence against women in support of an international campaign raising awareness of the issue. 
More Awards - Koestler Awards 2015...
23 November 2015
Service users from the John Howard Centre (JHC) and Wolfson House (WH) took part in the Koestler Award Scheme and achieved fabulous results.  
ELFT Wins Staff Engagement Award ...
19 November 2015
The Trust has won a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award for staff engagement . The HSJ Awards are the largest celebration of healthcare excellence in the UK. 
Trust wins prestigious Nursing Times Award ...
13 November 2015
The Trust has won a Nursing Times award for the Care of Older People. The award is in recognition of the work led by the teams on Sally Sherman ward and the Lodges to reduce levels of physical violence.
Celebrating Peer Support Workers...
12 November 2015
A Peer Support Afternoon Tea was held to honour former and current peer support workers who have contributed to peer support services since March 2010.
Alcohol Awareness Week at ELFT...
12 November 2015
Activities are taking place across the Trust for Alcohol Awareness Week which takes place from 16-22 November to offer guidance and support to individuals who may be seeking help to reduce their intake of alcohol.
Trust Staff Win Two Prestigious Global Awards...
12 November 2015
The awards celebrate best practice and individuals who are improving the quality of mental health care whilst working with diverse cultures, legal systems and commissioning processes. 
Take Notice during November...
02 November 2015
The Trust is leading the Five Ways to Wellbeing Public Health campaign in Bedfordshire throughout November. People are being encouraged to 'Take Notice' and be aware of the things around them as part of the campaign which is promoting mindfulness to improve our feelings of wellbeing.
Back on Track...
22 October 2015
Many people find themselves limited when it comes to travel by feelings of anxiety, shyness, lack of confidence, confusion and feel so overwhelmed, they avoid going beyond familiar areas.'Back on Track' aims to address these issues and get people out and about in East London, enjoying the facilities and experiences around them.
Magic and Music for Older People’s Day...
15 October 2015
MAGIC and music helped a celebration linked to Older People’s Day go with a swing. Members of the trust joined other service providers at the busy Full of Life Festival for Older People organised by Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire.
Tower Hamlets Goes Smoke Free...
01 October 2015
From 1 October 2015, the Tower Hamlets Centre for Mental Health will be Smoke Free. This means that smoking will not be allowed on the site. 
New PICU for Bedfordshire and Luton...
09 October 2015
A new Psychiatric Inpatient Unit (PICU) has opened for patients with complex needs who require intensive support.
Update on Bedfordshire and Luton Ward Moves ...
08 October 2015
Some of our wards have moved as part of our wider programme to improve and moderns our units in Bedfordshire and Luton, check this webpage for the latest updates. 
Break the Stigma Initiative...
08 October 2015
We are backing a new campaign launched by a service user Ben Salmons from Bedfordshire called 'Break the Stigma', he created the campaign to combat the stigma attached to Mental Health. 
CAMHS radio show a success ...
08 October 2015
On the 6 October, City and Hackney Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services took over the airways at East London Radio. Listeners heard from a panel of experts on the mental health difficulties that affect children and young people.
ELFT Governor Elections...
07 October 2015
Elections are now open for the ELFT Council of Governors. There are 21 seats available to governors across East London and Bedfordshire and Luton.  All nominations need to be received by 5pm on Monday 26th October. 
Celebrating World Mental Health Day...
01 October 2015
World Mental Health Day is celebrated on the 10 October across the world in over 300 countries. Join us as we mark World Mental Health Day on the 10th October with events around the Trust in Newham, Luton and Beford. 
CAMHS Takes Over the Airways...
30 September 2015
On the evening of Tuesday October 6th, City & Hackney CAMHS will broadcast on East London Radio to talk about the mental health issues that affect young people. 
Family Nurses supporting Young Mums ...
22 September 2015
Hear from our Family Nurses in Newham who are supporting young mums to transform their life chances, helping to improve their health outcomes, social mobility and to break the cycle of inter generational disadvantage.
ELFT Shortlisted for Four Prestigious HSJ Awards...
17 September 2015
We have been shortlisted for four national awards in the Health Service Journal Awards
Power Cut Resolved at Shrewsbury Road Health Centr...
15 September 2015
Apologies to all patients for this unforseen disruption.
World Suicide Prevention Day...
10 September 2015
On the 10 September, the Trust will join forces with people from across the globe to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. 
Young People Inspire Garden Development at the Cob...
09 September 2015
Staff and young people at the Coborn Centre for Adolescent M...
Sign up for Stoptober...
04 September 2015
Smokers across the country are being encouraged to join Stoptober
Path to Recovery (P2R)...
02 September 2015
A new Drug and Alcohol treatment service: Path to Recovery (P2R) opened on 1 September 2015.
Tech Innovation for Forensic Mental Health Rehabil...
20 August 2015
Academics and students at the City University London have developed an innovative computer game in collaboration with service users from ELFT to support patients preparing for discharge from forensic services. 
ELFT Annual General Meeting...
18 August 2015
This year's Annual General Meeting will be taking place at ...
Bevan Ward Shortlisted at NAPICU Conference...
18 August 2015
Bevan Ward at the City and Hackney Centre for Mental has been shortlisted for ‘Team of the year’ at the annual NAPICU conference.
Showing the impact of mental ill-health across Lon...
19 August 2015
The Cavendish Square Group launched a mental health fact book for London earlier this month.
Trust Shortlisted for Psychiatric Team of the Year...
14 August 2015
The Trust has been shortlisted in the RCPsych Awards for the Care of Older Age Adults. 
Trust Staff Recruited to Join CQC...
10 August 2015
Director of Nursing, Professor Jonathan Warren and Head of Forensic Services, Dr Paul Gilluley will join the CQC as national advisors for mental health. 
Vicarage Lane Walk-in Service Closure...
14 August 2015
The walk-in service at the Vicarage Lane Health Centre will ...
Trusttalk - Summer 2015...
11 August 2015
The Summer edition of our magazine for service users, staff and members is now available
Minister Visits Hackney Psychiatric Mother and Bab...
05 August 2015
On Monday 3 August 2015, the Rt. Hon. Alistair Burt, Minister of State for Community and Social Care, paid a visit to the Psychiatric Mother and Baby Unit based at the City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health in Homerton. 
Trust launches 24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Helpli...
05 August 2015
The Trust has launched a 24 hour mental health crisis response helpline to residents in Hackney and the City of London.
Wards in Bedfordshire and Luton to Move While Refu...
23 June 2015
Trust to establish first Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit in the County