Mental Health Providers in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007. The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.5million people.

The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language. Wellbeing services provided include smoking cessation and healthy lifestyle services. The Trust specialises in secure, inpatient and community mental health services.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites, working with a multitude of partners to provide health & wellbeing services. The Trust’s vision is to provide high quality care, in the right place, at the right time, every time.

Find out more about Lancashire Care Foundation Trusts' mental health services


The Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire and operates within a regional health economy catchment area that spans Lancashire and South Cumbria, supporting a population of 1.6 million. The Trust provides a range of acute services to the 330,000 population of the Fylde Coast health economy and the estimated 11 million visitors to the seaside town of Blackpool. Since 1st April 2012, the Trust also provides a wide range of community health services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and North Lancashire.

Find out more about Blackpool Teaching Hospital's mental health services


East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) was established in 2003 and is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

We employ 8,000 staff, some of whom are award winning and internationally renowned for their work and achievements. We treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. Our high quality healthcare services are offered across five hospital sites, and various community sites.

By working closely with our adult community services we can ensure that all patients have a high quality service whether they are in hospital, in the community or their own home.


Mersey Care is a large trust. Our inpatient, community and administrative services are currently provided from 73 buildings across 40 sites.

We aim to provide perfect care and an important part of this is providing our services in buildings with facilities that are comfortable, modern and support people towards recovery.

Our ambitious estates plan means that by 2018 everyone who uses our services will be cared for in new or refurbished buildings; people who need to be admitted will stay in a single bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.

We provide specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction management and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales. We are one of only three trusts in the country that provide these services.

Our clinical services are provided across more than 30 sites. These teams are supported by a corporate team, based at our offices in Prescot, Merseyside.

Find out more about Mersey Care's mental health services

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