Latest news

  • New Interim Chief Executive for LSCft

    30th September 2022

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Oliver as our new Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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  • BBC Panorama

    29th September 2022

    Following the BBC Panorama programme about the Edenfield Centre in Prestwich, if you, or someone you care for, have been affected by the issues raised in the programme, please do not hesitate to contact PALS on 0800 234 6088, 01772 676 028 or

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  • Spreading positivity through art

    28th September 2022

    A local artist has used her own past experiences and creativity to spread inspirational messages at a mental health ward in Blackburn. Rachel Jackson is a mural artist dedicated to supporting mental health charities and Rachel visited the Trust's Calder Ward at Pendleview located at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

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  • Supporting Lancashire and South Cumbria Students

    24th September 2022

    With over 680,000 students starting their university studies this month, we are reminding students that mental health support is available for them.

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  • People's Choice Award 2022

    21st September 2022

    Voting is now open for our People’s Choice Award at our annual Time to Shine Awards. This award will recognise those individuals who have been recognised by their peers as "Shining Stars" who have gone the extra mile or via our weekly staff recognition scheme.

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  • World Suicide Prevention Day

    10th September 2022

    We are encouraging people to talk in support of World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday, September 10th. An estimated 18 people a day in the UK take their own life and for every suicide there are likely 20 other people making a suicide attempt, and many more have thoughts of serious self-harm.

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  • Message following the death of Her Majesty The Queen

    8th September 2022

    We are saddened to hear the news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

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  • New mental health unit opens in Kendal

    31st August 2022

    Today, we are set to open our doors to a newly refurbished 12-bedded ward based in the heart of South Cumbria. A full overhaul of Kentmere ward, based at Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal has now been completed and is open for service users.

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  • Associate Chief Nurse Shortlisted for National Award

    30th August 2022

    Paul Jebb, our Associate Chief Nurse, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national industry award – the Nursing Times Workforce Awards.

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  • Large Gold award for Grow Your Own at Southport Flower Show

    25th August 2022

    A team of our patients and staff have gone for gold, taking home a top prize at Southport Flower Show.

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  • Delight for Blackburn East District Nursing Team following national award win

    18th August 2022

    We are celebrating after our Blackburn East District Nursing Team won a Cavell Star Award for going above and beyond for their patients. The Cavell Star Awards, launched by The Cavell Nurses’ Trust in 2018, celebrate and honour nurses, midwives, nursing associates and healthcare assistants who show exceptional care to their patients, patient families’ and colleagues.

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  • CEO Caroline Donovan announces plans to retire next year

    17th August 2022

    Caroline Donovan, Chief Executive Officer at Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trust is today announcing her plans to retire next year following a long and successful career in the NHS.

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