What we do
Apart from some very specialist services which can only be provided by other organisations outside our area, we provide the full range of mental health services, as well as support for people with learning disabilities .
Our services across Lincolnshire include:
- Talking therapies for mild to moderate common mental health issues such as anxiety or depression, provided through our steps2change service.
- Community services for people of all ages who are recovering from severe or long term mental illness.
- Crisis resolution and home treatment for when someone becomes unwell and needs support to prevent them requiring hospital admission.
- Mental health inpatient care for people experiencing a severe, short term episode of mental illness.
- Mental health rehabilitation supporting people with severe or long term mental health problems who require support in returning to the community to live independently.
- More specialist services, including learning disabilities support and some social care, for adults, children, families and older people.
- Specialist psychological therapies.
We also provide some services in neighbouring areas of the country, which include:
- Children and adolescent mental health services in North East Lincolnshire.
Our work is increasingly community based and we provide people with a wide variety of mental health, learning disability and social care services in close partnership with colleagues in local councils, GPs, charitable and voluntary organisations, as well as regularly working with services users, carers and their representatives.
Facts about us
- We operate from over 70+ sites providing services in:
- Lincolnshire to a population of 718,800 across an area of 2,646 square miles.
- North East Lincolnshire to a population of 159,000 across an area of 74 square miles.
- We have locally based community mental health teams and a number of other specialist and crisis and home treatment services.
- We have 250 inpatient beds, the majority of which are on our main sites in Lincoln, Grantham and Boston.
- We employ around 2,000 staff.
- Our annual budget is approx. £100 million.
In October 2007 we became an NHS foundation trust – we were the first NHS mental health organisation to become a foundation trust in the East Midlands. Being a foundation trust means we do not report directly to the department of health. Instead, we report to an independent body called NHS Improvement which has a legal duty to hold us to account, oversee our performance and approve some of the things we want to do.
The most important part of being a foundation trust is that it brings us closer to the people who matter most – you. We want local people, service users and carers and those who support and represent you, to have much more say over how we go about planning and delivering services. As well as our Governors who are all lay people, we now have more than 10,000 members of our trust drawn from the local community and our own staff.