The East London NHS Foundation Trust (formerly East London and the City University Mental Health Trust) was originally formed in April 2000. In April 2007, the Trust was awarded University status in recognition of the extensive research and education undertaken in the Trust. On 1 November 2007, the Trust was authorised to operate as an NHS Foundation Trust under the National Health Service Act 2006.
In February 2011, the Trust integrated with community health services in Newham. We are now a trust which provides mental health and community health services.
The Trust provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets, and psychological therapies to the London Borough of Richmond.
Forensic Services are also provided to Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest and the Trust provides some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex. The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England. Our specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.
The East London areas served by the Trust are the most culturally diverse and deprived areas in England and therefore provide significant challenges for the provision of health services. The Trust’s local services are provided to a population of 710,000 in East London and the Trust’s forensic services are provided to a population of 1.5m in North East London.
We operate from 49 community sites and inpatient sites and have over 775 general and specialist inpatient beds. We employ approximately 3700 permanent staff. The Trust's annual income in 2011/12 was £258m; in 2012/13 it is forecast to be £252m.
The Trust has university status and is linked with the University of London, City University and South Bank University.
The seven inpatient areas in each of our localities are:
City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health
London E9 6SR
Newham Centre for Mental Health
London E13 8SP
East Ham Care Centre (Community Health Newham)
London E7 8QP
Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health (Children and Adolescent Mental Health)
Cherry Tree Way, Glen Road
London E13 8SP
Tower Hamlets Centre for Mental Health
275 Bancroft Road
London E1 4DG
John Howard Centre
12 Kenworthy Road
London E9 5TD
311-315 Green Lanes
London N4 2ES
There are also a range of services provided in the community, through community mental health teams, home treatment teams, crisis resolution teams, rehabilitation teams and assertive outreach services. The Trust aims to provide people with alternatives to admission, where appropriate, to provide treatment, care and support outside a hospital setting.
The Trust’s postal address is:
22 Commercial Street
London E1 6LP
Tel: 020 7655 4000