North East London NHS Foundation Trust

0300 555 1200 Trust Head Office, CEME Centre- West Wing, Marsh Way , Rainham, Essex, RM13 8GQ



  • MHD 0800 995 1000
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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.

Our users
With an annual budget of £355 million, we provide care and treatment for a population of circa 2.15 million. We employ approximately 6,000 staff who work across 210 bases in London, Essex, Kent and Medway.

Our services
The services we provide include a range of specialist mental health services, and community-based health services.

Our services include specialist treatment for people experiencing acute mental illness, help for children and young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties, care for people with dementia, support for people with problems associated with drug and alcohol misuse.

Our community health teams cater for people of all ages from new-born babies to older people. We provide care and support for patients in a range of settings including health centres, community hospitals and their own homes.

We provide support for people living with long term conditions such as diabetes, dental services for people with special needs, speech and language therapy, community nursing and health visiting.

For more information about our services please see our website. 

North East London NHS Foundation Trust website

Departments and services

Mental Health services and Community Health services in Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Basildon, Brentwood, Thurrock

Our Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS) also covers Southend, Essex and Thurrock

For more information on our services, visit

Latest news

MHD 0800 995 1000

In line with the NHS plan to move away from 0300 crisis line numbers, we are changing our Mental Health Direct number to 0800 995 1000 on Monday 29 November.


Last updated on 30 November 2021.

Last updated on 30 November 2021.

Information supplied by North East London NHS Foundation Trust