Help in a crisis during Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.

Visiting: Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit. 

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Press and media

All press and media enquiries should be directed to the Trust's Communications Team.

Office hours

During office hours (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm) all media enquiries should be made via the Communications Team on the main communications number: 0115 993 4530.

Out of hours

Please contact the Trust's main switchboard on 0115 969 1300 and ask for the Executive Director on call who will deal with all urgent media enquiries.

If the enquiry is not urgent please contact the Communications Team during office hours or email and your email will be dealt with the following working day.

Filming, photography and interview requests

All requests for filming, photography or interviews must be made via the Communications Team. Under no circumstances should filming, photography or interviews be undertaken on the Trust's premises without permission from the Communications Team.

The Communications Team

Suzanne Aitken
Deputy Head of Communications

0115 955 5403

Christine Haynes
Deputy Head of Communications

0115 955 5351

Sue Wood
Communications Specialist

0115 854 2213

Toni Smith
Communications Specialist 

Frances Marshall
Communications Specialist
(Job Share with Coral, below)
0115 993 4525

Coral Jackson
Communications Specialist
(Job Share with Fran, above)
0115 993 4530

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