Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to people in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Low Secure Forensic Service in York which serve the regional population. Our specialist services accept national referrals.

Service users are at the heart of our organisation. We constantly strive to provide the best possible care and support, working closely with related organisations to provide effective, accessible and modern mental health and learning disability services. Working in partnership with our local communities, our core purpose is to improve the mental health and well-being of the people who use our services.



Research Team

Rebecca Lasseko (Principal Investigator)

Rebecca Lasseko has worked as a doctor for 23 years initially in Palliative Care settings in East Africa where she has cultivated her love for research and has been working in Psychiatry since 2007.

She is currently a General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist at Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust; where she works as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Complex Rehabilitation Services. However she has worked in various setting such inpatient acute psychiatric wards, community mental health teams and substance misuse teams. She has been involved in research for several years in different roles. Additionally she is a medical appraiser.

Her main interests are in Rehabilitation; especially Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Addiction Rehabilitation in Psychiatry.


Holly Taylor (Research Assistant)