To help service users and carers find more information on mental and physical health, the Trust publishes patient information leaflets. When you click on the link you can download a leaflet. Here we are also publishing links to useful expert websites for more information.

If you need a leaflet regarding a specific service that the Trust provides please go to the Services section of our website and look it up under the specific service.

Carers

October 2021: A New Carer's Strategy is in development. For further information contact elft.communications@nhs.net

All the following documents are under review, October 2021: 

Carer's Pack
Carer's leaflet for City and Hackney
Carer's leaflet for Newham
Carer's leaflet for Tower Hamlets
Young carer's resource pack
Getting involved with the Trust as a carer or service user

Easy Read

Easy Read - Guide to Taking Medicine for Behaviour Problems (published by University of Birmingham, Mencap, Royal College of Psychiatrists)

If you are concerned for yourself or for another person who is at risk of harm or being neglected, report it. Read the Easy Read leaflet for your borough.

Easy Read - City of London Safeguarding

Easy Read - Hackney Safeguarding

Easy Read - Luton Safeguarding

Easy Read - Newham Safeguarding

Easy Read - Richmond Safeguarding

Easy Read - Tower Hamlets Safeguarding

Easy Read - Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding

Easy Read - Bedford Borough Safeguarding

Emergencies

This section is under review. Online information only is available at this time (October 2021): 

Mental Health Emergency Freephone Crisis Lines 24 Hrs (City & Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets & Bedfordshire)

For mental health crisis support outside of these areas please call NHS 111 & ask for Option 2 for mental health. For more information visit the NHS information page here.

Domestic Abuse Support & Information (City & Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets & Bedfordshire & National)

Keeping Well and Healthy - Changes in the Weather 

This section is under review. Online information only is available at this time (October 2021): 

How to stay well in winter (NHS)

Heatwave - How to cope in hot weather (NHS) 

Keeping Well and Healthy - Smoking advice & Vitamin D

Smokefree in East London
Vitamin D information

Medicines

Under review, October 2021. For further information please contact elft.communications@nhs.net 

Mental Health

Royal College of Psychiatrists Mental Health leaflets - A broad range of mental health conditions and their treatment explained. Also available in other languages and scripts.

Information about mental health conditions for people with learning difficulties - from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Outpatients with Learning Disabilities

This section is under review, October 2021. Please contact elft.communications@nhs.net for further information. 

Patients' Rights

Advance Directive for Mental Health - This section is under review. October 2021. 
An advance directive is a way for service users to make their views known before a crisis, when they may be unable to make informed choices. 

Easy Read information on Advance Decision making

Information about Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care


Legal Rights under the Mental Health Act

An informal patient is someone who is not detained under the 1983 Mental Health Act.

Patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 are sometimes known as 'formal' patients. Formal patients have different rights.

MIND guide to Mental Health law

Easy Read Guide to Mental Health Law 


PALS Leaflet Bedford
PALS Leaflet ELFT
PALS Leaflet Luton

Complaints A5 Bedford
Complaints A5 ELFT
Complaints A5 Luton

Welcome Packs - Admitted to a Trust Hospital (under review, October 2021) 

Welcome Pack - City & Hackney
Welcome Pack - Newham
Welcome Pack - Tower Hamlets 

Welcome Booklet for Inpatients with Learning Disabilities

Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) -Under review October 2021 

MRSA Screening - Under review October 2021 

Same Sex Accommodation in the Trust - Under review October 2021 

Your Records and You

Your Records & You - A Guide (2021)

Your Records and You Bedford
Your Records and You ELFT
Your Records and You Luton

Your Records and You - Arabic - text only
Your Records and You - Bengali - leaflet
Your Records and You - Bengali - text only
Your Records and You - Polish - leaflet
Your Records and You - Polish - text only
Your Records and You - Portuguese - leaflet
Your Records and You - Portuguese - text only
Your Records and You - Punjabi - leaflet
Your Records and You - Punjabi - text only
Your Records and You - Somali - leaflet
Your Records and You - Somali - text only
Your Records and You - Tamil - leaflet
Your Records and You - Tamil - text only
Your Records and You - Turkish - leaflet
Your Records and You - Turkish - text only

Ramadan leaflets

Ramadan, a guide to healthy fasting
Keeping Healthy in Ramadan, English/Bengali
Keeping Healthy in Ramadan, English/Somali
Keeping Healthy in Ramadan, English/Turkish
Keeping Healthy in Ramadan, English/Urdu

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