About us

NELFT provides an extensive range of integrated community and mental health services for people living in the London boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest and community health services for people living in the south west Essex areas of Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock. We provide an Emotional Wellbeing Mental Health Service for children and young people across the whole of Essex. We are the provider of all age eating disorder services and child and adolescent mental health services across Kent and Medway.

With an annual budget of £490 million, we provide care and treatment for a population of circa 4.3 million. We employ approximately 6,500 staff who work across 210 bases in London, Essex, Kent and Medway.

NELFT Trust Board - Feb 2023

Trust Values

People first

We remember that patients,service users and carers are our top priority, and treat others how we would like to be treated.

Prioritising quality

We provide the best service possible, following best practice and national developments.

Progressive, innovative and continually improving

We listen and continually improve our services for the benefit of our patients, service users and carers.

Professional and honest

We work to create relationships based on honesty, respect and trust, and meet the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.

Promoting what is possible - independence, opportunity and choice

We help people achieve the best quality of life possible, giving them the information and support they need.

Smoke Free

NELFT are proud to have been smoke free from 1 October 2015. This is part of our aim to create a healthier environment for staff, service users, patients and visitors and to ensure that we comply with legislation.