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20 June 2022

Successful Luton Community Mental Health Transformation Event

A successful event has been held for ELFT colleagues, partner organisations, service users and carers joined together to hear about how community mental health services in the town are changing through a collaborative approach.

The Luton Community Mental Health Transformation event was held at Venue 360 in Gipsy Lane, Luton on Thursday, May 26 and was attended by more than 130 guests,

The day composed of:

  • Presentations by experts by experience, ELFT colleagues and partners;
  • An overview of progress during the last year, including accomplishments of ‘early adopter’ sites;  
  • Where the programme wants to get to;
  • Snapshot of discussions around planning for the second year of the programme in Luton.

There were a range of presenters with a focus on increased opportunities, including connecting with grassroot groups supporting young and older adults.

Trudy Wrake, Transformation Lead & Service Manager for Luton CMHTs said: 

"The insight and input from all attendees was exceptional. I would like to thank everyone involved for such valuable contributions to the Luton community mental health transformation programme. A big thank you for your input, support and enthusiasm in making the event a success, in every way.”

Presenter from Noah Enterprise

The Luton work is a part of Trust-wide community mental health transformation.

Across City & Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton, we have been developing new ways of bringing together primary and secondary care with social care, other local authority services, our third sector and local communities to support people with severe mental health problems.

The Luton community mental health transformation programme team hope to continue with engagement with young adults including young black males. They are also working on developing work around psychological therapies including complex emotional disorders and dual diagnosis as well as supporting carers.