Mental Health Providers in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Previously known as Lancashire Care, the 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 1.8 million people.

On October 1, 2019, the Trust acquired mental health and learning disabilities services in South Cumbria from Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust and became Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCft).

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.

Find out more about LSCft mental health services


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation 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.

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

The Trust work closely with adult community services to ensure that all patients have a high quality service whether they are in hospital, in the community or their own home.


Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people.

The Trust offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

Clinical services are provided across over 170 sites spanning a large part of the North West. 

Find out more about Mersey Care's mental health services

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