Shaping Leeds’ health and care

There is a wide range of statutory, non-statutory, third sector organisations, service users and carers and people with lived experience involved in shaping community mental health and care in Leeds.

Some have been involved as partners in the day – to – day research, planning and designing of the new combined community approach. Others have been more on the fringes of the work or tasked with the responsibility of overseeing the planning and delivery of the new model of integrated care.

Whatever their level of involvement, they are all stakeholders, fully invested in ensuring the transformation works for everyone who has any involvement at any time in mental health services and care in Leeds.


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Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

The Trust provides the Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service. Users can contact the service direct and have access to a wide range of psychological support, including phone, instant online resources (omnitherapy), group classes and one-to-one talking therapies. This is not an urgent or crisis-response service and offers support to manage everyday problems such as feeling low, anxious or stressed, or struggling with sleep.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The Trust provides acute mental health services, many of which are included in the transformation.

Primary Care Networks

There are 19 primary care networks (PCNs) in Leeds, each responsible for a community in the city.

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Leeds City Council

Housing, social care, sport and fitness, education and employment are the responsibility of the city council and, because they are recognised as some of the main factors affecting mental and physical health Leeds has a major role in transforming community mental health services.

Leeds City Council is also leading on the Mental Health Strategy on behalf of the city’s Health and Care Partnership.

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Third sector – Forum Central

Forum Central has around 300 member organisations and provides a collective voice on their behalf. Some of the member organisations provide services to mental health services users through contracts with statutory bodies so have a unique and valuable role in the transformation programme.

Forum Centre is an ideal programme partner, providing strategic planning information and advice for the transformation programme and information to its member organisations.

Forum Central works in partnership with Leeds Older People’s Forum and Volition.

People with Lived Experience (Transformation Involvement Group)

The stakeholders are committed to involving people with lived experience, including carers in this transformation work and are working with the Transformation Involvement Group (TIG) and others to learn from them how we can move towards a model of co – production in how services are designed and delivered.


The following stakeholders are also among the members of the Leeds Community Mental Health Services Transformation Board. Click on the following link to learn more about how governance is organised for the transformation programme work.

Healthwatch Leeds

Healthwatch Leeds is an independent watchdog ensuring people’s voices are central to sharing health and care services in Leeds. The organisation uses citizens’ experiences to influence planners, decision – makers and service providers in the city.