Essex Partnership University NHS Trust


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

Essex Partnership University NHS is an accredited Mental Health Trust that is fully committed to supporting our armed forces. We are accredited Veterans Aware and also hold Gold MOD employment recognition Scheme status. We are committed to both our patients and our staff and host the East of England Military and Veterans Tils service which provides support for serving personnel in transition and Veterans with Mental health needs. In addition, we support our staff through specialist policies enabling them to fulfil their military commitments as Reservists or Cadet force adult volunteers.   EPUT takes pride in our ability to engage with and also support the Armed Forces Family. As part of that commitment our specialist military and veterans service provides bespoke training to other NHS Trusts and professionals including GP surgeries to ensure that uphold the Military Covenant and prioritise those injured as a result of their service in HM Armed Forces. 

About us

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust provides community health, mental health and learning disability services to support more 3.2 million people living across Bedfordshire, Essex and Suffolk. We are large employer with more than 5,400 staff working across more than 200 sites.

Our vision and values 

Working to improve lives 

The vision is backed up by the values we operate under: 

  • Open 
  • Empowering 
  • Compassionate 

Our services include: 

Mental health services – A range of treatment and support to young people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients and within the community.   

Community health services – our diverse range of community health services provide support and treatment to both adults and children.  

Learning disabilities services – we provide crisis support and inpatient services and our community learning disability teams work in partnership with local councils to provide assessment and support for adults with learning disabilities. 

Social care – We provide personalised social care support to people with a range of needs, including people with learning disabilities or mental illness, supporting people to live independently.