On this page is a list of Freedom of Information contact emails for England’s 58 Mental Health Trusts.

The NHS describes Mental Health Trusts as:

“There are 58 mental health trusts in England. They provide health and social care services for people with mental health problems.Mental health services can be provided through your GP, other primary care services or through more specialist care. This might include counselling and other psychological therapies, community and family support or general health screening. For example, people experiencing bereavement, depression, stress or anxiety can get help from primary care or informal community support. If they need more involved support they can be referred for specialist care.More specialist care is normally provided by mental health trusts or local council social services departments. Services range from psychological therapy to very specialist medical and training services for people with severe mental health problems. About two in every 1,000 people need specialist care for conditions such as severe anxiety problems or psychotic illness.”

It is important to point out many NHS departments have had their FOI responses outsourced to central administrations. This means one email address may be used for many authorities, e.g. in London.

Therefore it is important to include in a Freedom of Information request which NHS authority you are asking for information from. 

A Google Spreadsheet of the NHS Mental Health Authorities FOI contact details can be downloaded/viewed from here.

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.