Interview with Dr Jim Isherwood, medical director

June 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Dr Jim Isherwood joined the Trust from Selby and York PCT in February 2012 and was appointed medical director in September 2012. We spoke to Jim earlier earlier this year year to find out a little more about him and to ask him his views on his priorities for the future. […]

Recovery Week Round-Up

June 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm

From Monday 10 June to Friday 14 June, the Trust held a ‘Recovery Week’ – five days dedicated to encouraging discussion around mental health recovery. During the week there were many online discussions (we used #LYPFTrecovery on Twitter) and events taking place to create conversations. Here is a round-up of […]

More space for beauty

June 18, 2013 at 8:10 am

I was recently thrilled to be invited to Inkwell to find out more about the service and how it has developed over the last year. Inkwell is part of Leeds MIND providing a place where people can explore their creative side as part of sustaining mental health and wellbeing http://www.leedsmind.org.uk/inkwell/ […]

2013 Nursing conference – live blog

June 14, 2013 at 9:15 am

Welcome to our live blog from our 2013 nursing conference, on the theme of: Upholding Public Trust. How Does Your Care Measure Up? Our fifth national mental health and learning disability nursing conference aims to challenge nurses  to assess your practice in the light of the recent Francis inquiry and […]

‘My story so far’ by Lynda Roe, peer support worker

June 10, 2013 at 7:58 am

I’m proud to have taken on the role of Peer Support Worker and welcome the opportunity to share my recovery journey with service users and staff.  Until my interview I had never shared my mental health journey with my family, friends or work colleagues, for three reasons. Firstly, I was […]

Capturing the spirit of nursing, post Francis

June 3, 2013 at 7:46 am

The Francis Report is extensive at 1782 pages and with 290 recommendations. The power of stories – however, reading the harrowing accounts provided by people who were fundamentally and often cruelly let down by a system and by those who were there to care for them takes us straight to […]