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RCOMH Partner - Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust logoTees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is a large, specialist, mental health and learning disabilities trust whose purpose is to improve peoples lives by minimising the impact of mental ill health or a learning disability. We provide a service to a population of 1.4 million people who live across County Durham, the Tees Valley, and North East Yorkshire, with key service areas including; adult mental health, children and young people’s services, learning disabilities, mental health services for older people, and forensic services. We also provide substance misuse services in some areas, and psychological and therapy services to support the clinical areas already detailed.

The trust covers an area of 2,000 square miles and employs approximately 5,000 staff, providing services from a range of environments (a spectrum from in-patient to community locations).

Our membership of RCOMH as a founding partner is supported by the Trust at both Chief Executive and Director level. The Trust has an ambition to be a recognised centre of excellence with high quality staff providing high quality services that exceed people’s expectations, and our strategic goals are formulated to help meet the purpose of the organisation and to help realise this ambition. They include the;

Provision of excellent services working with our users and carers to promote recovery and well being

  • Continuous improvement of the quality of our work
  • Recruitment, development and retention of skilled and motivated staff
  • Development of effective local, national and international partnerships for the benefit of our communities
  • Development of a well governed Foundation Trust that makes best use of it’s resources for the benefit of our communities

The Trust have a commitment to an active programme of research and development aimed at developing better ways of helping users of our services, and our mutually beneficial partnership with RCOMH is considered a key element of this.