Stunning scenery, glorious beaches, loads to see and wonder people have been flocking to Scarborough for nearly 400 years! And it's not just a great destination for a day trip or a holiday. Many people have chosen to make Scarborough and the Yorkshire coast their home.

From the rugged rocky headland and colourful seaside traditions of the South Bay, to the bright beach huts of the award-winning sandy North Bay, Scarborough has all the ingredients you need for a perfect place to live.

The Yorkshire coastline encompasses some of the UK’s most rugged and charming countryside, from tiny fishing villages clinging to rocky cliffs to glorious stretches of white sand and family-friendly seaside resorts, with everything from windswept abbeys to the county’s best fish and chips. Nothing if not diverse, expect awesome beaches, chilly feet if you brave the sea and a chance to lose yourself in this naturally beautiful place.

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TEWV services in Scarborough

We’ve got mental health and learning disability services in Scarborough for children and young people, adults and older people.

Inpatient services

First class inpatient facilities are provided for adults and older people at Cross Lane Hospital in Scarborough

Community services

We have community teams providing the following services:

  • Adult mental health services
  • Mental health services for older people (MHSOP)
  • Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
  • Crisis service (all ages)
  • Adult learning disabilities services
  • Child and adolescent learning disabilities services (CAMHS LD)
  • Street triage and 136
  • Memory services
  • Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT)
  • Early intervention in psychosis (EIP)
  • Looked after children (LAC) services


What our patients say…

“Words really don’t do justice for how appreciative I am to all of you for helping me through this dark patch.  Please know that your kindness, caring, support and encouragement are all qualities you have shown towards me, and I am wholeheartedly grateful.” From a service user on Esk Ward, Cross Lane Hospital, Scarborough.

“It was very good of you to fit me into your appointments so soon.  You explained everything so well and I am a lot better in myself and am trying to do all the things I have been doing before. Thank you so much.” From a service user in the community mental health team, The Ellis Centre, Scarborough.

“Thank you, you are really nice and helpful and make me want to come to the group session decider life skills. Thank you so much, for being very nice." From a young service user from Lake House, Scarborough. 

“You have helped me feel more proud of myself and you’re helping me to cope better with my self-harming. I could not have done it without your help.” From a service user from The Ellis Centre, Scarborough.

“I would just like to say how impressed I was with the mental health services provided at The Ellis Centre. You were very professional and caring when attending to my needs.  On two occasions I was early for my appointments and my nurse obligingly saw me that little bit earlier, so relieving any stress the meeting potentially created.  I have now been discharged back to my GP but safe in the knowledge that if I become acutely ill I can contact the crisis team.  This is a great source of security." From a service user of the Scarborough community mental health team, The Ellis Centre, Scarborough. 

“I really don’t know where to begin in thanking all the staff on Esk Ward for their care, time and patience.  Without their help, my life could have been so different.  At a time when I felt very low and despondent, you all helped me realise how precious life is. I will be forever grateful.” From a former patient at Cross Lane Hospital, Scarborough.

“Thank you for helping me to overcome my fear which has been affecting me and my family. I could not have done this without you supporting me. I hope when I am older if you need support I can help you.” From a young service user from Lake House, Scarborough, 

“I thank you all for your kindness and understanding, you perhaps helped save my life. I kind of hope I won’t meet any of you again but thank you.” From a service user of the Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale crisis resolution and home treatment team.


Why choose TEWV?

We aim to be the best employer we can be and to have skilled, motivated staff providing excellent services. We continue to support and develop our staff so that they are able to provide high quality services and we have introduced new ways of working in several services. Find out more about working for us...


Living in Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast

Things to do, places to visit

Welcome to Yorkshire

Hello Yorkshire

Discover Yorkshire Coast

North Yorkshire Moors National Park

Visit Ryedale


Leisure activities

Scarborough open air theatre

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Scarborough Spa

Sea and surf

Alpamare swimming pool

Peaseholm Park

Walking, cycling and golf

Bridlington Spa 




School, education, being a resident

North Yorkshire County Council  

Scarborough Borough Council

East Riding of Yorkshire Council  

Ryedale District Council