About Us

Geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby – serving a population of around 2 million people.

We deliver a wide range of community and inpatient care across adult mental health, children and young people’s services (CAMHS), mental health services for older people and forensic services. We also provide mental health care within prisons located in the north east, Cumbria and parts of Lancashire.

Almost 7,500 staff work across more than 90 sites, including Foss Park, a new state of the art 72-bed hospital and research space in York which opened in 2020.

We develop and deliver cutting edge mental health research through our partnerships with universities, research funders, neighbouring NHS trusts and other non-NHS organisations. We also sponsor prestigious national research programme grants in behavioural activation, each in excess of £2 million.

With an emphasis on providing research which is relevant and will make a difference to the lives of local people and those we care for, we deliver local, national and international research studies across the age span including questionnaire studies, psychological therapy, dementia sleep studies and drug trials, and a world-first COVID-19 vaccination study.