Through the Eyes of a Pharmacy Technician
28 May 2020
Pharmacy Technician Papeya Dasgupta shares the ups and downs of her COVID-10 experiences
Eid Mubarak
26 May 2020
Eid Mubarak to all Muslim staff and service users
Proud Daughter Produces NHS Support Video
21 May 2020
The proud daughter of a Trust colleague has produced a moving video to show the support being shown for the NH...
Kindness is What People Remember
20 May 2020
In Mental Health Awareness Week, Director of Therapies Ravi Rana reminds us what's important
Newham Integrated Discharge Hub - Getting People H...
20 May 2020
Newham Council Chief Executive Visits Newham Integrated Discharge Hub
Talking Therapies Here to Help During Lockdown
19 May 2020
Worries about work, social, physical and psychological wellbeing are the most frequent coronavirus l...
Mental Health Awareness Week - Kindness Can Change...
18 May 2020
ELFT's Suicide Prevention Lead, Chloe Beale, talks about the importance of kindness when someone is suicidal
'Outstanding' Trust appoints 'outstanding' new cha...
15 May 2020
Mark Lam is the new chair of East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT).
'Clients Seem to Like Using Technology'
15 May 2020
Ensuring it remains ‘business as usual’ so people can receive help and support during the Covid-19...
Digital Confidence for Carers and Service Users
14 May 2020
A support project is being launched by the Trust to help service users and carers feel more confident in acces...
'The Team Have Responded With Resilience'
12 May 2020
The Extended Primary Care Team based at East Ham Care Centre on how the pandemic has changed their routines.
Council of Governors meeting update
12 May 2020
The Council of Governors will hold their meeting on May 15th, from 5.00pm to 6.30pm
LookAfterYourMentalHealth Social Media Initiative
12 May 2020
A new social media initiative encouraging people to look after their mental health and wellbeing has been laun...
A Very Special National Nurses Week
11 May 2020
It's 200 years since Florence Nightingale was born. This week, we pause to celebrate our nurses
First Medical Director for Primary Care
11 May 2020
The first Trust-wide medical director for primary care has been appointed by ELFT.
Bedford CMHT Out of Hours Phone Line Back Up and W...
08 May 2020
We have resolved the issue and the line is back in action
Trust to Mark VE Day
06 May 2020
Staff and service users across the Trust will mark VE Day at 11am
Facing Covid-19 Challenges Together
06 May 2020
Clinical Nurse Manager Tracey Tebbutt talks about how Cedar House staff and service users have faced...
Who Needs Joe Wicks When We've Got Steve M?
01 May 2020
Another story of a member of staff adapting his skills for maximum impact
NHS is open for business
30 April 2020
The Trust is supporting NHS England's ‘Open for business’ campaign encouraging people to access se...
Call For Clinicians With S.12 Approval
30 April 2020
Doctors and consultants with section 12  approval across Bedfordshire and Luton are being encouraged to r...
Staying Safe and Valuing Kindness
28 April 2020
There have been many changes and adjustments for District Nurses during COVID-19 pandemic
Feedback Call For BCHS Patients and Carers
28 April 2020
Patients supported by Bedfordshire Community Health Services (BCHS) and carers are being encouraged to support...
New Mental Health Assessment Hubs
28 April 2020
Two 24hr urgent mental health assessment hubs have been opened by the Trust in Bedfordshire and Luton.
First Anniversary For The Lighthouse
27 April 2020
This month marks the first anniversary of The Lighthouse, an out-of-hours mental health ‘safe space&rsqu...
Home-based Consultant Psychiatrist
24 April 2020
Shielding at home doesn't mean Consultant Psychiatrist isn't able to practice her skills
The Procurement Team Is Going the Extra Mile
23 April 2020
ELFT Procurement Team has been working tirelessly for the past weeks to ensure suitable and sufficient PPE gea...
Learn New Skills With Recovery Colleges
23 April 2020
Opportunities to learn new skills continue to be available through the Trust’s mental health Recovery Co...
Ramadan and COVID-19
22 April 2020
The coronavirus pandemic will affect usual observances this Ramadan
Providing Speech and Language Therapy During the P...
22 April 2020
Children's Speech and Language Therapists are using technology to support families
Telephone Befriending Service Launched
22 April 2020
A Telephone Befriending service has been launched by the Trust to support service users who might feel isolate...
All Change During the COVID-19 Pandemic
21 April 2020
In the first of our series about how staff working differently, John Bradley talks about adapting and learning...
Warm Welcome to Professor Steven Gillard
16 April 2020
Steven Gillard has been appointed for the post of Professor of Mental Health at City, University of Londo...
'We Need You' Call For Temporary Staff
07 April 2020
A ‘we need you’ call has been issued for people who can work in temporary roles from clinicians to...
ELFT Trust Board Pay Tribute to Staff
03 April 2020
The ELFT Trust Board have issued a moving tribute to staff supporting the Coronavirus response
Marie Gabriel CBE Leaves To Start New Role
03 April 2020
Marie Gabriel CBE has been praised for building a culture of compassion and continuous improvement after her l...
Bedfordshire and Luton Service Users' Survey
03 April 2020
Trust service users and carers in Bedfordshire and Luton are being asked to share their experience and underst...
Di is ELFTAbility Employee of the Month for COVID ...
02 April 2020
Di Aston, Engagement and Wellbeing Advisor, has been awarded the ELFT Ability Disability Champion of the Month...
Cauldwell Medical Centre Joins Trust
01 April 2020
Dedicated colleagues from Cauldwell Medical Centre in Bedford have been welcomed to the Trust.
E-Session with 200+ Clinicians
31 March 2020
The Medical Education Team organised a successful online event to engage with mental health professionals.
New Role for Chief Executive Dr Navina Evans
26 March 2020
ELFT chief executive Dr Navina Evans has been appointed new chief executive of Health Education England (HEE).
Supporting Neurodiverse Children in Self Isolation
25 March 2020
Staff created a information video to support parents/carers of neurodiverse children during self-isolation.
Temporary Suspension of Visits to Trust Sites
24 March 2020
To protect service users and staff, visits to all sites are temporarily suspended.
New Instructions for March Trust Board Meeting
23 March 2020
With regards to the public Trust Board meeting on March 26th from 11:45am to 2:15pm, we are asking all members...
Group sessions at the Lighthouse put on hold
20 March 2020
Due to the Coronavirus we are having to suspend our group meetings for a while. 
Community Support For Struggling Mums
18 March 2020
The efforts of a Biggleswade-based community organisation in supporting mums affected by Coronavirus panic buy...
Coronavirus - Looking After Your Mental Health Wel...
16 March 2020
Ideas to reduce your stress during this uncertain period 
Positive Impact of Policing Partnership
16 March 2020
The positive impact of a specialist police officer providing direct support to NHS mental health inpatient sta...
Coronavirus Advice
13 March 2020
Familiarise yourself with the latest national Coronavirus advice
University Mental Health Day
04 March 2020
Supporting the mental health needs of students in London, Luton and Bedfordshire
Trust Wins Prestigious Quality Mark of Assurance
27 February 2020
ELFT has been awarded the CapitalNurse Preceptorship Framework for London Quality Mark.
The NCEL CAMHS Collaborative Launches!
27 February 2020
The North Central East London CAMHS Collaborative Launch Event took place in February.
Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2020
21 February 2020
Digital audiences will have the chance to learn about help available as part of Eating Disorders Awareness Wee...
Stonewall Rates ELFT as a Top Health Employer
18 February 2020
The Trust is an organisation LGBT+ staff can thrive, says Stonewall. 
Mental Health Crisis Cafes in Bedford and Luton
18 February 2020
The doors to new crisis cafes in Bedford and Luton open this week to provide support and a safe place for anyo...
Trust Seeks New Chair
14 February 2020
ELFT is seeking an experienced and talented leader to take us to the next level
Star-Colleague on The Voice
13 February 2020
City & Hackney Life Skills Recovery Worker Vivienne Isebor wow-ed Tom Jones on The Voice.
New Role for Mary Elford
12 February 2020
ELFT Vice Chair for Bedfordshire and Luton, Mary Elford, has been appointed as Chair of Cambridgeshire Communi...
ELFT Staff Awards 2020
05 February 2020
ELFT's Oscars ceremony was a red carpet affair with touching speeches, glamorous attire and even a flashmob!
Welcome New Colleagues from Leighton Buzzard
03 February 2020
The Trust has joined with the partners at Leighton Road Surgery in Leighton Buzzard to work alongsid...
Launch of ELFT Video News
30 January 2020
And we now bring you a breaking story from ELFT…..the Trust has launched its own video news bulletin!
New Peer Support Workers Lead the Way
29 January 2020
Caring individuals committed to using their own lived experience to help others with their recovery have been ...
Tower Hamlets Team Coaching Success
28 January 2020
Coaching sessions have improved morale and team dynamics in a Tower Hamlets
NHS 70: Share Your Story
24 January 2020
Calling all staff and service users to share their story NHS at 70: Story Of Our Lives.
Male focused webinar event in Bedfordshire
21 January 2020
Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service will be holding a webinar event aimed at men.
ELFT To Host Community Nurse Recruitment Event
21 January 2020
ELFT is holding a Recruitment Event aimed at recruiting community nurses to work for the Trust.
One Year Ward Celebration
17 January 2020
The team at Aldgate Ward, John Howard Centre came together to celebrate one year since the service opened to c...
Annual Plan Meetings 2020
16 January 2020
The Annual Plan sets out what the Trust will focus on over the next year.
Marie Gabriel to Step Down as ELFT Chair
16 January 2020
A new role at East London HCP means Marie Gabriel is stepping down.
Men's Webinar Event in Bedfordshire
15 January 2020
Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service will be holding a webinar event aimed at Fathers or Fathers to be.
Tower Hamlets Foothealth Service launches New Serv...
10 January 2020
Health professionals at Tower Hamlets Community Foothealth Service recently allowed cameras into their clinics...
Flexible Working: 'Getting a Good Job Done'
07 January 2020
The new year brings a new flexible workspace launch to the Trust HQ. 
Dr Navina Evans On Medical Leadership
03 January 2020
Trust CEO Dr Evans' latest blog post reflects on medical leadership.
2020 NOCLOR Training Events at ELFT HQ
02 January 2020
NOCLOR training is coming to ELFT in 2020.
Professor Sir Sam Everington Joins Trust
02 January 2020
A pioneer of the social prescription movement has been appointed as a new Non-Executive Director with the...
City & Hackney Recovery College Open Day
02 January 2020
City & Hackney Recovery College's new term start soon.
Trust Paediatrician Dispenses Expert Advice on BBC...
30 December 2019
Newham based  Dr. Guddi Singh shares her expertise in a new BBC TV series
New Year's Honour for Trust CEO Dr Evans
30 December 2019
Trust CEO Dr. Navina Evans is to be awarded a CBE.
Raising Awareness With The Twelve Days of Wellmas
27 December 2019
The Twelve Days of Wellmas Choir have been on the road.
Parenting Teens Over the Festive Period
24 December 2019
CAMHS Specialist, Vicky Rodrigues, discusses how we can support parents and teen over the festive season
'Education Is An Emotional Event'
23 December 2019
Trust teacher Miles Mantle has an article on the Prisoners Education Trust website.
Staying Well Over the Holidays
20 December 2019
Some tips and advice on how to look after your mental health over the holiday season. 
Trust Governors & Members Team Win NHS Award
19 December 2019
The Trust's Governors and Members Team have won the NHS Providers Membership Showcase Award.
Twelve Days of Wellmas
13 December 2019
A re-worked Twelve Days of Christmas is being used to spread a message of help and support to anyone strugglin...
Newham Perinatal Team Welcomes Norwegian Visitors
12 December 2019
Mince pies formed part of the fact-finding trip with colleagues from Norway
Psychiatric Team of the Year Award
09 December 2019
The Deancross Personality Disorder Service in Tower Hamlets was awarded national Psychiatric Team of the ...
Choir to Perform The 12 Days of Wellmas
09 December 2019
The importance of looking after your wellbeing over the festive period is being promoted through a r...
Trust Nursing Pioneer On Why Sexual Health Matters
05 December 2019
National Award Winner Rachel Luby describes why the work her team has been doing on sexual health is so import...
Trust Global Volunteer says: 'Do It!'
04 December 2019
ELFT Volunteer Coordinator Marie-Michelle interviews a Global Health Initiative volunteer in Uganda.
The Benefits of Volunteering
04 December 2019
ELFT Volunteers Coordinator Marie-Michelle Mousse interviewed Newham-based volunteer Mark Goode.
Newham Health Centre's Phone Number Changes
04 December 2019
There are some phone number changes for services in Newham.
Newham's Assessment & Crisis Hub Goes Live
02 December 2019
On 2nd December 2019 the Newham Mental Health Assessment & Crisis Hub goes live.
Successful 2019 Learning Disability Conference
25 November 2019
Themes including improving population health and how to support LGBTQ+ service users were discussed at the 201...
Pop-Up CAMHS in Newham on Saturdays
22 November 2019
Families can get informal advice every Second and Last Saturday of Every Month
Tower Hill for Next Trust Board Meeting
21 November 2019
Please note the new venue for our next Trust Board meeting
Vote for Newham Prostate Cancer Film
15 November 2019
A film made by the prostate cancer charity, Orchid, is up for a film award in the Charity Film Awards
PsychTech Conference - Exclusive Interview With Se...
12 November 2019
Working with homeless people and tech, one of the many exciting speakers at our mental health and technology c...
ELFT Team Meets HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
12 November 2019
The Tower Hamlets Mental Health Liaison and Psychological Medicine Service Team met HRH The Duchess of Cornwal...
The Physiotherapist Behind Telehealth’s Success
11 November 2019
In an article for Frontline magazine, ELFT Physiotherapist Raguraman Padmanabhan shares his experience rolling...
NOCLOR Training: Last Chance to Book Your Place
11 November 2019
High quality training provided by NOCLOR comes to ELFT.
Road Safety Film has Kerb Appeal
08 November 2019
Service users took part in a music video as a fun approach to improving road safety
Trust Team Partnership Wins HSJ Award 2019
07 November 2019
A partnership project in City & Hackney has just won a prestigious award. 
Talking Better Flexible Working with Navina
07 November 2019
Shaping better flexible working was the theme for the first in a series of ‘Advise Navina’ session...
Why I'm Getting My Flu Jab This Year
04 November 2019
Find out why Senior Nurse Parveen Bhatia is making sure she has a flu jab this year
Temporary Location for City and Hackney Older Peop...
04 November 2019
Teams based at Felstead Street have moved to temporary premises for two week to enable works to be done
National BAME Health & Care Awards Nomination
01 November 2019
ELFT’s Black and Asian Minority Ethnic Staff Network Lead, Diana Okoukoni, was shortlisted for the Inspi...
Bedfordshire and Luton Dementia Conference
01 November 2019
Best-selling author Wendy Mitchell will join clinical experts in the field of dementia care to share latest le...
Trust Teams Represent at Nursing Times Awards
31 October 2019
Two talented Trust nursing teams were present at the prestigious Nursing Times Awards 2019.
Preparing for Winter and Staying Healthy
30 October 2019
The clocks have gone back and the days are shorter. Winter is coming.
Celebration Marks Lighthouse Progress
25 October 2019
A celebration has been held to recognise the achievement of volunteers in establishing and growing a Trus...
Newham Celebrates Black History Month
23 October 2019
A music, dance and fashion celebration is taking place at the Newham Centre for Mental Health.
The Value Of Speaking Up
23 October 2019
Inspirational and diverse speakers have helped emphasise the value to the NHS of creating a culture where staf...
Trust Expert on BBC Victoria Derbyshire Show
22 October 2019
BBC Victoria Derbyshire Show features Trust Consultant and Director of Therapies Ravi Rana.
Trust Psychologist in the Spotlight
22 October 2019
A Trust doctor is featured in the latest issue of BSP journal The Psychologist. 
Stimulating Discussion at Annual General Meeting
18 October 2019
Over 140 people came along to hear about partnership working in healthcare
ePrescribing in Bedfordshire and Luton
18 October 2019
New technology is being introduced to replace handwritten prescription charts across NHS mental health inpatie...
£2.35M Homeless Funding Announcement
17 October 2019
East London will benefit from £2.35m to support vulnerable homeless people in the capital
City & Hackney Dementia Service Launch Event
16 October 2019
The Trust's City & Hackney Dementia Service is launching with a special event on 28th October. 
New-Look Contact Centre Tops 100,000 Calls
16 October 2019
A new-look contact centre for Bedfordshire Community Health Services (BCHS) has taken nearly 120,000 calls sin...
Health Research in East London Conference 2019
15 October 2019
It was a packed house on 2 October 2019 for the 17th annual Health Research Conference
International Academic Partnership
11 October 2019
ELFT developed a master programme (MA) in Clinical Psychology with Body Psychotherapy Certificate in collabora...
PsychTech Conference 2019 - Speakers Announced
11 October 2019
We have some great speakers lined-up for this ground-breaking conference
Trust Teams Win National Positive Practice Awards
11 October 2019
Two ELFT teams win prestigious awards at the National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards 2019 ceremony....
Every Mind Matters on World Mental Health Day
10 October 2019
The launch of a new national digital platform to support peoples' mental health.
Newham Crisis Line & HTT Number Changes
07 October 2019
The Newham Mental Health Crisis Line & Home Treatment Team phone numbers change today. 
World Mental Health Day 2019
30 September 2019
Raising awareness of the scale of suicide around the world – and the role each of us can play to h...
Mental Heath Care Transformation Funding Win
30 September 2019
Community Mental Health care in north east London is set to be radically transformed.
Book Your Place at Our AGM on 9 October 2019
30 September 2019
Our AGM is happening at Hamilton House, Mableton Place, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9BD, 4.30 pm -7.30 pm 
ELFT Attains 'Employer With a Heart' Recognition
26 September 2019
ELFT has received the 'Employer With Heart' recognition by 'The Smallest Things' charity which promotes the he...
Tower Hamlets Occupational Therapists Feature in N...
26 September 2019
Two Tower Hamlets occupational therapists feature in this film to mark Inclusivity Week
ELFT Peer Support Training First to be Accredited ...
26 September 2019
Tower Hamlets Peer Support Training has received Royal College of Psychiatrists CCQI accreditation
Helping Female Trauma Victims
23 September 2019
Organisations from across Luton attended a conference focussed on improving the help available to women who ha...
The ELFT Promise - What's Your View?
23 September 2019
We are looking at creating a promise statement that will help reinforce the identity of the Trust and we would...
ELFT Non-executive Director in BAME 100 Business L...
20 September 2019
Non-executive Director Anit Chandarana has been voted onto BAME 100 Business Leaders index
Good Clinical Practice in Research: Training
20 September 2019
Research support service Noclor is training at the Trust in November. 
'Facilitating Positive Change' - People Participat...
17 September 2019
The positive impact of People Participation team to the work of the Council of Governors.
Open Invite for Bedford Feedback Sessions
17 September 2019
Two informal drop-in sessions have been arranged for service users and carers to provide feedback about mental...
Extended Crisis Service Focus Group
13 September 2019
The first in a series of public focus groups has been held to shape new 24-hour extended mental health crisis ...
Body Positive Fashion Show Coming to Bedford
12 September 2019
Bedfordshire & Luton Recovery College welcome you to a glittering fashion show on October 10.
'Suicide Prevention is Everyone's Business'
10 September 2019
On World Suicide Prevention Day - ELFT's work to support people.
Helping Prevent Crisis: The Lighthouse Project
10 September 2019
A spotlight on the Lighthouse Project in Leighton Buzzard. 
Powerful Patient Stories at Sepsis Conference
10 September 2019
Powerful patient stories of sepsis – and best practice to tackle the deadly condition – have been ...
'A Privilege to Help Someone Rebuild Their Life'
09 September 2019
On World Suicide Prevention Day, An ELFT Occupational Therapist shares her experience. 
Mental Health Crisis Support for Young People
09 September 2019
World Suicide Prevention Day is on 10 September. Services exist to support young people in crisis. 
City & Hackney Crisis Cafe Is For Everyone
04 September 2019
More than just a place for a cuppa - the City & Hackney Crisis Cafe. 
Supporting People in Mental Health Crisis
04 September 2019
Read about getting help in crisis ahead of the Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September 2019.
Help Shape Expanded Mental Health Crisis Service
03 September 2019
NHS staff and service users are being asked to help shape new 24-hour extended mental health crisis care acros...
CAMHSTalk.com Broadcasts Soon
30 August 2019
Bedfordshire & Luton CAMHS launch their dedicated podcast channel on 9th September. 
Bedfordshire & Luton Recovery College Welcomes You
30 August 2019
Bedfordshire & Luton Recovery College launches its new Prospectus on Wednesday 4th September. 
Join the ELFT Team as a Non Executive Director
29 August 2019
We're looking for someone with connections and in depth knowledge of Luton and Bedfordshire
Teams Shortlisted for PPiMH Awards 2019
29 August 2019
Three of ELFT’s mental health services were nominated for four categories for the 2019 Positive Practice...
Luton Women's Mental Health Conference
27 August 2019
A conference is being held to focus on developing a trauma-informed approach to women’s mental health in...
ELFT Announces Exciting Line-up for Annual Meeting...
27 August 2019
This year's theme is Working in Partnership:  Building Relationships and Learning From Local Communities
Big ELFT Raffle for Charity
27 August 2019
How you can support an important charity that works to support homeless young people.
Heatwave: Top Tips to Stay Cool and Comfortable Th...
23 August 2019
We're in for a hot August Bank Holiday. Top tips for keeping cool and comfortable
Congratulations to our Pioneering Nursing Associat...
22 August 2019
The first cohort of Nursing Associate forging the way for others to follow
Trust Nominated for HSJ Awards 2019
21 August 2019
The Trust has been nominated for a national award for its work on Staff Engagement. 
Trust Teams Nominated for RCPsych Awards 2019
21 August 2019
The prestigious Royal College of Psychiatrists' Awards see three Trust teams nominated this year. 
Trailblazer Project for City and Hackney, Bedfords...
19 August 2019
The Trust is proud to be involved in NHS England's Trailblazer Programme. 
2019 People Participation Award Winners
15 August 2019
Wednesday 7 August was a special day of celebration across the whole of the Trust. 
FTSE 100 Report 2019 Highlights Trust CEO Dr Evans
12 August 2019
A FTSE report highlighting BAME board talent includes Trust CEO Dr Navina Evans.
'Marvellous' News for Newham Children
12 August 2019
Young people in Newham are getting a Marvellous boost to their care.
Lush Donation for Bedford CAMHS
05 August 2019
A public thank you has been issued to Lush by grateful staff for a generous donation to support a self-soothin...
BLMK Plan for Health and Care Transformation
02 August 2019
A campaign about the future of health services across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) is underway...
Primary Care at Home Service Launched
31 July 2019
Primary Care at Home (PCaH) teams have been launched by Bedfordshire Community Health Services (BCHS).
PsychTech Conference - 22 November 2019
30 July 2019
'FUTURE DYSTOPIAS NOW' debates whether technology is being scapegoated to explain societal issues th...
New Mindful Activities in Bedfordshire
29 July 2019
Rock climbing and swimming sessions in Flitwick have been added to a programme of healthy mind and body commun...
The City & Hackney Recovery College
26 July 2019
City & Hackney Recovery College has created a film to explain just how important the work it is doing is t...
Partnership to Tackle Loneliness
25 July 2019
The ‘Groups 4 Health’ program that tackles loneliness and social isolation among service users in ...
Staying Cool and Well During the Hot Weather
23 July 2019
Tips for staying cool and remembering to check on vulnerable neighbours
Bedfordshire Podiatrists Pioneer Good Practice
18 July 2019
A pioneering team of Podiatry specialists are helping to improve the quality of life for older residents in ca...
Suicide Prevention Conference
17 July 2019
Powerful perspectives from service users and staff were shared at the Trust-wide Suicide Prevention Conference...
Trust Hosts Successful 'Our NHS People' Tweetchat
12 July 2019
'Our NHS People' was the theme of a live tweetchat hosted by the Trust this week. 
Pride Jubilee Celebration
11 July 2019
ELFT Bus rides in to celebrate Pride Jubilee in London on 7th July.
Trust Homeless Team Win National Award
10 July 2019
A Trust team of specialist clinicians who work with homeless people win a prestigious national award.
Springboard for Staff
10 July 2019
Fresh participants have celebrated completing the Women’s Springboard Development Programme.
London Healthy Workplace Award for Trust
10 July 2019
The Trust has been awarded a Healthy Workplace Award, an accreditation scheme led by the Mayor of London.
Tower Hamlets Crisis House Wins National Award
09 July 2019
Congratulations to the specialist housing provider Look Ahead, and mental health services in Tower Hamlets
Animal Assisted Therapy Launch
05 July 2019
ELFT proudly launched Animal Assisted Therapy in Newham on Thursday 27 June 2019.
Trust Nurse Wins Prestigious Award
04 July 2019
Trust Lead Nurse Rachel Luby strikes gold at the annual RCNi Awards. 
Positive and Collective Leadership in ELFT
03 July 2019
Chief Executive Dr Navina Evans has discussed the Trust's progressive approach to leadership.
Healthier Living Learning Disabilities Project
01 July 2019
A project has been launched by the Trust to broaden how it can help People who have a Learning Disability (LD)...
Stand as a Governor to Influence Healthcare Locall...
01 July 2019
ELFT is looking for local people to help us in our work. Join us!
Successful Trust Social Work Conference
27 June 2019
What do you call 125 social workers in one room? Noisy and creative!
Trust Homeless Team Win Parliamentary Award
24 June 2019
Award winning Homeless Pathway Team ensuring homeless people are treated with dignity and respect
Shadow Secretary Visits Homeless Medical Centre
21 June 2019
Jonathan Ashworth MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care came to Aldgate
ELFT Welcomes London NHS Lead Sir David Sloman
21 June 2019
The Regional Director for London came on a fact finding visit to the Trust
Service Redesign with BAME Communities
21 June 2019
A successful Trust engagement event with BAME communities in Newham helped redesign local services.
Trust Nurses Nominated for National Awards
21 June 2019
Two Trust Nursing Teams are through the first round for a Nursing Times Award.
A Newham Engagement Event Announcement
18 June 2019
An Engagement Event for BAME residents in Newham is taking place. 
Trust Psychotherapist's Work Celebrated
18 June 2019
Trust Child Psychotherapist Gwen Kirkwood has been nominated for a prestigious award. 
Bedfordshire Sepsis Conference
14 June 2019
A collaborative one-day sepsis conference is being held for healthcare professionals by the Trust’s Bedf...
Successful Luton Carers' Fair
14 June 2019
A successful fair has been held by the Trust and partners to connect carers in Luton with support and help ava...
Celebrating ELFT's Amazing Volunteers and Governor...
13 June 2019
Thanking the incredible people who give their time and energy to the Trust
Trust Unsung Hero Winner Video Interview
13 June 2019
The Unsung Hero Award team have made a video of Trust winner Amanda Piper.
City & Hackney Clean Air Day 2019
13 June 2019
The Trust is joining partners across City and Hackney by supporting Clean Air Day on June 20, 2019.
Trust Director is Top 100 Ethnic Minority Role Mod...
12 June 2019
Non-Executive Director Anit Chandarana joins other BME lead who are breaking down barriers in the work place
Supporting Young People With Blood Disorders
12 June 2019
Moving from children's services to adult care can be an anxious time for families
WOW Factor for Twinwoods Staff
11 June 2019
Art therapist Nicki Power and colleagues from the Trust’s Learning Disabilities service have b...
A Successful Trust 'What Matters To You?' Day
07 June 2019
The Trust hosted a series of What Matters To You events on Thursday 6 June. 
Let's Talk Volunteering
05 June 2019
As part of Volunteers' Week, we interviewed Katherine Corbett  on her role as a volunteer for the Trust.
Minister Visits Trust For NHS People Plan Launch
04 June 2019
The Secretary of State for Health Launched The NHS People Plan in Tower Hamlets on Monday 3 June. 
Retiring Nurse Will Miss 'Great Trust'
03 June 2019
Trust Senior Psychiatric Liaison Nurse Elaine Monaghan is retiring. 
World No Tobacco Day
31 May 2019
Read about how to get help with giving up smoking.
Drowning Prevention Strategy
29 May 2019
The launch of the Tidal Thames Water Safety Forum Drowning Prevention Strategy with insights into how we ...
Trust Team Win At HSJ Value Awards 2019
24 May 2019
A Trust service wins a highly competitive and prestigious HSJ Value Award.
A Young Person’s Transgender Journey
24 May 2019
Watch 'Jay's Story' accessing CAMHS services and transitioning his body to match his gender identity.
Positive Body Image
22 May 2019
Mental Health Awareness Week activities revolved around promoting positive body image.
Luton Carers' Fair 2019
22 May 2019
A free Carers' Fair is being held in Luton.
The Co-Produced Quality Conference 2019
15 May 2019
Co-designed with service users, carers and governors, the Trust held its fifth Quality Conference on Tuesday.&...
Crisis CAMHS Team Award Success
15 May 2019
Bedfordshire and Luton CAMHS Crisis Service team celebrate winning a prestigious award.
Mayor Visits Services
14 May 2019
A successful day-long tour of Trust services by the Mayor of Hackney and plans for further joined-up working.
Trust to Host Pop-up Empathy Museum
13 May 2019
In May, the Trust is to host a unique pop-up art installation, run by the Empathy Museum
New City & Hackney Dementia Service Coming Soon
09 May 2019
A future proofed model of dementia care is coming to City & Hackney. 
Mental Health Awareness Week 2019
08 May 2019
A packed schedule of activities has been organised in support of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019
Trust Older People Services Team at BMJ Awards 201...
08 May 2019
Tower Hamlets Older People Services attended as finalists for the highly competitive BMJ Awards 2019 in April....
Innovative Wellbeing Support for Police
08 May 2019
An innovative training programme has been launched by the Trust and police to help officers cope with the...
Come and Help Design Health Services in Tower Haml...
02 May 2019
Healthwatch Tower Hamlets is hosting a series of events in May. Everyone is welcome to attend. 
Trust Featured in National Healthcare Quality Repo...
02 May 2019
The Trust has been featured in a national report published by The Health Foundation outlining the importance o...
The Lighthouse Goes Live
01 May 2019
The doors have opened to a trailblazing new ‘safe space’ in Leighton Buzzard for anyone with menta...
Supporting Student Mental Health and Well-being in...
01 May 2019
An award winning Trust service holds a successful event at New City College Hackney.
City & Hackney CAMHS Open Day Success
29 April 2019
There was a brilliant and enthusiastic turn-out for the CAMHS Open Day in Hackney in April. 
Tower Hamlets Older People Services Team Are BMJ F...
23 April 2019
Tower Hamlets Older People Services team are Trust finalists in the prestigious national BMJ Awards 2019.
Trust Specialist Delivers National Eating Disorder...
23 April 2019
Trust Eating Disorders Specialist delivers an important national Consensus Statement. 
National Award Nomination for Inspirational Rachel
17 April 2019
An inspirational clinical lead has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of her tireless work f...
Expansion of Peer Support Workers' Network
15 April 2019
The number of people with lived experience who help others with their recovery is set to increase at the Trust...
The Guardian Shares Benji's Social Work Story
15 April 2019
Insight into the work of a Trust social worker has been published by The Guardian.
City & Hackney CAMHS Open Day
11 April 2019
City and Hackney Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)  is holding an open day on April 16.
Trust to Launch Leighton Buzzard 'Lighthouse'
10 April 2019
A trailblazing new ‘safe space’ for anyone with mental health concerns is being launched by the Tr...
Trust First Electric Vehicle Charging Points
09 April 2019
The John Howard Centre in Hackney is taking steps towards becoming more environmentally friendly with the intr...
Put Your Best Foot Forward in April
03 April 2019
The Trust is supporting Foot Health Month to raise awareness of this important health issue. 
Launch of Expanded Perinatal Mental Health Service
02 April 2019
An event to launch the expansion of perinatal services across north east London took place on Wednesday 27 Mar...
Pioneering £200m Newham Project
29 March 2019
A ground-breaking £200m venture between the Trust and the London Borough of Newham is set to dramat...
Our Trust and World Social Work Day
22 March 2019
Dozens of people attended the event organised by the Trust and the University of Bedfordshire in Luton, where ...
Initiative to Increase Engagement with BAME Popula...
22 March 2019
Colleagues at Luton’s Memory Assessment Service are working to improve the engagement and experience of ...
First Trust To Pledge A Carbon Fuel Free Future
19 March 2019
As part of its pledge to reduce its carbon footprint, ELFT announces a wholesale move to renewable energy sour...
Homeless Charity Alliance with Trust GP Services
18 March 2019
The Trust has partnered with Groundswell, a charity which works with homeless to run The Greenhouse Practice f...
Come to World Social Work Day - Luton and London 1...
15 March 2019
ELFT colleagues have organised events in Luton and London to celebrate the World Social Work Day on Tuesday 19...
Successful Eating Disorders Awareness Event
14 March 2019
Moving recovery journeys and support available have been shared through a successful Bedford event as part of ...
Launch of Mindful U Tennis in Luton
14 March 2019
A sporting big-hitter is helping serve up an exciting addition to a successful Trust programme of healthy mind...
Trust Service Finalists at Prestigious HSJ Awards
14 March 2019
City & Hackney CAMHS ADHD Pathway Team & Trust Legal Affairs Team Make Finalist Winners for Prestigiou...
Hackney CAMHS roll out groundbreaking programme
13 March 2019
NVR Training delivered in partnership between the Trust's City & Hackney CAMHS service and Hackney Communi...
Young Luton Filmmakers Go To the Oscars!
12 March 2019
Young Luton based CAMHS filmmakers enjoyed a giittering Oscars style red carpet event at a national film award...
Bedfordshire CAMHS Jay is Citizen Award Finalist
11 March 2019
Jay Worthington, a service user with Bedfordshire CAMHS is a finalist for the Young Person's Award because of ...
Channel 4 News Interviews Trust Psychiatrist on th...
08 March 2019
Channel 4 News interviews Consultant Psychiatrist Sheraz Ahmad on why mental health service provision in the c...
Leighton Buzzard's Crombie House: Phone Lines Wor...
08 March 2019
Crombie House's phone lines are now back and fully operational. Apologies for any inconvenience.  
International Women's Day 2019: The Crucial Role o...
07 March 2019
This interview has been conducted by Sarah Canning, Trust Equality Lead for Women, in conversation with the Re...
Bedford Boost for Break the Stigma Campaign
07 March 2019
Break The Stigma Mental Health Campaign received a coverage boost thanks to Bedford Borough Council. 
Join ELFT’s Trust Wide Annual Plan Meeting - 12 Ma...
07 March 2019
Join us at our Trust Wide Annual Plan Meeting on 12 March to hear the feedback of our members, carers, service...
New CAMHS Training Sessions to Help Parents
06 March 2019
A rolling programme of information and training sessions has been launched for Bedfordshire parents and carers...
Innovative Sleeping Packs Project for Patients
06 March 2019
Innovative staff at Lea Ward in Tower Hamlets have introduced sleeping packs to help service users get the bes...
Swallowing Awareness Day Campaign 2019 - Have Your...
05 March 2019
The Newham Adult Speech and Language Therapy Team are organising a stall at East Ham Care Centre to raise awar...
Amanda Wins National Unsung Hero Award 2019
05 March 2019
East Ham Care Centre's Amanda Piper has been recognised by the prestigious Unsung Hero Award 2019 judges ...
Newham Centre for Mental Health - Water Supply Bac...
04 March 2019
The water supply at the Newham Centre for Mental Health is now back to normal. 
Rainbow Bunting Concludes LGBTQ Activities Across ...
28 February 2019
Staff came together at ELFT's headquarters in solidarity with LGBTQ people around the world
Secretary of State for Health Launches NHS Staff W...
25 February 2019
Health Minister applauds prioritising the wellbeing of NHS staff  who deal with trauma, distress and emot...
Trust Support for Bedfordshire LGBT Event
25 February 2019
Staff from the Trust's Services for People who have a Learning Disability (SPLD) in Bedfordshire  support...
Getting Help in a Crisis in City and Hackney
22 February 2019
A trio of services is available 24 hours a day to support local residents, available at weekends, bank ...
Successful Mental Health 'Clinical Conversation'
21 February 2019
A successful Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes workshop held to discuss mental health needs and ideas for ...
Staff Honoured in 2019 Staff Awards Ceremony
14 February 2019
Exceptional staff at ELFT were shocked and delighted in equal measure at ELFT's 'Oscars'
BBC's Inside Out London Report on City & Hackney's...
14 February 2019
The BBC News programme 'Inside Out London' spent time with the Trust's City & Hackney Street Triage Team r...
ELFTin1Voice Choir Steal the Show at the Staff Awa...
14 February 2019
The  staff and service user choir gave an awe-inspiring performance gaining a standing ovation
LGBTQ Month: Ethnic Minorities Coming Out
08 February 2019
A digital photography exhibition by social documentary photographer Sonalle will feature in LBGTQ+
ELFT Apprenticeship Part II: Interview with Ansaar...
07 February 2019
ELFT Apprenticeship Programmes are designed to grow and develop skills needed for the future in our services. ...
Luton CAMHS Video Nominated for Award
07 February 2019
A powerful film produced by Luton CAMHS service users has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.
Support to Help Staff Identify Potential Victims o...
06 February 2019
The Modern Slavery Helpline Manager at Unseen UK delivered an informative speech as part of the ‘Think F...
New People Participation Lead for Central Beds
28 January 2019
A friendly new face has joined the Trust’s People Participation (PP) team to support staff and service u...
ELFT Representatives Give Peer to Peer Support for...
28 January 2019
BBC News praises Norfolk Mental Health Mother and Baby Unit on their efforts to end 'postcode lottery'.
Paintings in Hospitals February Launch in Hackney
25 January 2019
Paintings in Hospitals has been working with The City & Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service to bring ...
Newham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service ...
22 January 2019
Could CAMHS help you and your family? Come along and see for yourself from 4-8 February
Governor Shares Her Anorexia Journey
21 January 2019
A Trust Governor dedicated to helping others overcome eating disorders has shared her story of battling anorex...
Join Us At The Launch of the Newham Enhanced Crisi...
18 January 2019
The Newham Enhanced 24 hour Crisis Line is launching in February with a public event. 
Amanda Makes National 'Unsung Hero' Shortlist
18 January 2019
Amanda Piper, Housekeeper and human dynamo in Newham shortlisted for national award. 
Make a Difference to the Future of Mental Health a...
11 January 2019
Join the Annual Plan Consultation Events in your borough to help improve the Future of Mental Health and Commu...
Bedfordshire & Luton Eating Disorder Awareness Wee...
08 January 2019
Eating Disorder Awareness Week is happening, from 25th February - 2nd March in Bedford. 
The ELFT Quality Conference 2019 - Registrations O...
08 January 2019
The ELFT Quality Improvement Conference for 2019 has been announced. 
Bedfordshire & Luton Recovery College Prospectus 2...
07 January 2019
Bedfordshire & Luton Recovery College offers a wide range of free courses and workshops which are recovery...
Changes to Wards in Bedfordshire
07 January 2019
We have increased the number of male psychiatric beds to be able to treat and care for more men locally
Fire at Bedford Health Village
03 January 2019
Services on the Bedford Health Village site are open for business as usual today and ready to see patient...
ELFT Apprenticeship Part I: Interview with Lauren ...
03 January 2019
Lauren O'Sullivan is one of our Trust's Apprenticeship Programme success stories: 'Doing this apprenticeship w...
Help Shape New Perinatal Mental Health Service
02 January 2019
Members of the public are being asked to help shape a new Trust service supporting expectant and new moth...
Christmas Presents for Young Carers in Bedfordshir...
21 December 2018
Diane Adams and her colleagues have been collecting Christmas presents for children who are carers
Bedfordshire Team's Full English for Charity
21 December 2018
Occupational Therapist Alison Andrews cooked up a feast for colleagues and raised money for the local food ban...
Tower Hamlets Trailblazer Partnership Win For Youn...
21 December 2018
Trailblazer is a pilot project and will establish CAMHS mental health support teams in schools across Tow...
Support in Luton Over the Festive Period
19 December 2018
Partner organisations across Luton have produced a summary of all opening hours across the Christmas period.
CAMHS Expert's 'Myth-Busting Detox Diets' BBC Inte...
18 December 2018
The Bedford CAMHS team have been explaining to the BBC the truth and reality behind 'celebrity detox diets.'&n...
Newham's Dr Guddi Singh On How To Enrich Young Liv...
14 December 2018
West Ham Lane's Dr Guddi Singh looks back at the making of the BBC2 TV series 'Babies: Their Wonderful World.'...
New Digital Prescriptions Programme: BBC Radio In...
14 December 2018
One of thirteen trusts to pilot a new digital prescriptions programme, Dr Ben Wright explains why this is such...
Dr Navina Evans on Leadership and Equality
07 December 2018
Effective leadership and how to safeguard equality in the workplace are some of the themes Chief Executive Dr ...
Bedfordshire Lead Nurse Mary Everritt Celebrates 4...
07 December 2018
Mary Everritt, Lead Nurse for the TB Service with Bedfordshire Community Health Service celebrates 40 years as...
Trust Leading The Way in £78m NHS Digital Prescrip...
06 December 2018
ELFT is at the forefront of a national programme to further improve patient safety. 
Successful Dementia Training Event
03 December 2018
One of the country’s leading experts in dementia care was keynote speaker at a successful seminar organi...
Trust's Dr Guddi Singh on Radio 4 Women's Hour
03 December 2018
Trust paediatric doctor, Guddi Singh is presenting a groundbreaking BBC TV series on child development.
Celebrating the Contribution of Staff With a Disab...
03 December 2018
The #PurpleLightUp is an international campaign that celebrates the contribution of disabled people across the...
Help Shape Mental Health Crisis Care in Luton
03 December 2018
A free NHS workshop is being held in Luton for the public to help shape the future face of mental health crisi...
'Not In My Backyard': December Restrictive Practic...
29 November 2018
The North London Forensic Consortium is hosting a conference in December to further the vision of reducing res...
Promoting Trust Careers in Bedfordshire
28 November 2018
Friendly faces have been promoting career opportunities with the Trust at a jobs fair in Bedfordshire.
PsychART 2018 Conference: 'A Positive and Inclusiv...
28 November 2018
The Trust worked with the organisers of PsychART 2018 to produce a successful conference in the heart of Londo...
Trust's First Learning Disability Conference
26 November 2018
ELFT has held its first ever Learning Disability Conference for 150 staff.
Window Opens Soon For Pharmacy Work Placements
26 November 2018
Details of training schemes for pharmacists are now available on the Trust website. 
ITV News Interviews Tower Hamlets CAMHS Team About...
23 November 2018
ITV London News transmitted an interview with Tower Hamlets CAMHS Psychological Therapies Lead Richard Simmons...
'Outstanding, Incredibly Well Organised Services' ...
21 November 2018
Minister of State for Care Caroline Dinenage visited the Newham Community Health Services at the East Ham Care...
Family Safeguarding Model Adult Mental Health
21 November 2018
Trust staff have shared messages on their work as part of the Family Safeguarding Programme in partnership wit...
Thought-Provoking Partnership Conference
20 November 2018
Renowned speakers and delegates from across the country have taken part in a thought-provoking conference held...
'Shout These Successes From The Rooftops' says NHS...
20 November 2018
Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for NHS England visited the Trust's John Howard Centre on Monda...
Inspirational Rachel's Story is Headline News
15 November 2018
An inspirational nurse has shared her personal story of depression and self-harm through a national magazine t...
'Never Be Afraid To Speak Up'
14 November 2018
A respected whistleblower who helped drive a culture of change within the NHS was the keynote speaker at a Tru...
Trust Paediatrician Turns BBC TV Presenter
14 November 2018
Dr. Guddi Singh presents a three part show on child development this November. 
Luton and Bedfordshire Psychiatrist Wins Prestigio...
14 November 2018
Luton and Bedfordshire doctor wins top prize from the Royal College of Psychiatry. 
Expansion of Mindful Programme in Bedfordshire
14 November 2018
A programme of healthy mind and body community activities open to all has now expanded across Bedfordshire and...
Unique New Partnership Provides Exciting Opportuni...
14 November 2018
ELFT enter into a ground-breaking partnership with Compass Wellbeing, a social enterprise that delivers health...
Dr Navina Evans writes on the CQC Inspection Proce...
13 November 2018
Dr. Navina Evans, Chief Executive of the East London Foundation Trust, writes about the recent CQC inspection ...
City & Hackney Service to Host World Famous Art Wo...
09 November 2018
Paintings in Hospitals comes to the Trust's Vivian Choen house in a unique collaborative project. 
Lead Pharmacist Wins Prestigious National Award
01 November 2018
Trust Lead Pharmacist Amy King wins prestigious accolade at the CMHP award ceremony. 
Three New Non-Executive Directors Join ELFT
31 October 2018
We welcome three new non-executive directors to the Trust Board. The appointments are for three years.