Member and Governor Zone

Welcome to the Governor Zone. In this section you will find useful information if you are already a governor or thinking of becoming a governor.

What is a Member?

Being a member of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust gives people the opportunity to get involved in the decisions we make and help us to plan and develop local services.  It also means you can get to learn about opportunities to become more involved in the Trust, as well as voting on Governor elections and even standing for election yourself.

Information on how to become a Member
Membership booklet cover

What is a Governor?

Governors have an important role in making the Trust publicly accountable for the services we provide.

They are elected by GMMH members or appointed by one of our partnership organisations and form the Council of Governors. Appointed governors represent stakeholder organisations such as our local councils or charities. Governors are responsible for representing the interests of members to the Trust’s Board of Directors. Members can be service users, their family members, carers, staff and members of the public.

Information on how to become a Governor and the Governor Handbook
Governor booklet cover Governor Handbook front cover
GMMH107-Governors-A5-Booklet-v1.4.pdf Governor Handbook 2021.pdf



Upcoming Meetings

The Council of Governors meets on a quarterly basis at various sites across the Trust. Meetings are open for members of the public and staff to observe.

Click here for more information about Governors meetings.

Upcoming Events

Here you can find events taking place at the Trust. If you are interested in attending any of these events or need any more information please contact

Trust Events
Date Event Description More info/How to book
08.02.21 New Recovery Academy Webinars from the University of Law Your Legal Rights Under the Mental Health Act on 8 February 2021
08.02.21 - 14.02.21 National Apprenticeship Week Co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, the ‘Look Beyond’ themed week will celebrate the diversity and value that apprenticeships bring to employers. GMMH will be running a social media campaign and the theme is Build the Future - we'll be sharing stories and case studies from apprentices, programme leads, and managers on how apprenticeships have helped their working and goals for the future.
12.02.21 RCN North West Virtual Jobs Fair RCNi Virtual Nursing Careers and Jobs Fair
17.02.21 GMMH Invisible Women documentary screening with Achieve BBST  GMMH Invisible Women documentary screening with Achieve BBST on 17 February from 2pm. Email for an invitation to join.
21.02.21 Mental Health Nurse Day  On 21st February 2021 we encourage Mental Health Nurses to celebrate, describe and promote our profession through local events, social media and meetings.  For more information, visit:
24.02.21 End of life Webinars Session provided by GMMH colleagues, 1pm - 3pm Email for more information
26.02.21 GMMH Walk in My Shoes  Event on 26 February from 1pm to 3pm. ‘Walk in my shoes’ have said the experience aims to raise awareness of some of the issues still faced in the LGBT community such as homophobia and transphobia. The event is online. Email for an invitation to join.
Various dates in March GM Pregnancy, Family and Mental Health Training Webinars Across 12 weeks from 14 January to 1 April 2021 at lunchtime, we will run webinars by experts to explore the importance of parental mental health and the parent infant relationship. These webinars are for health or social care professionals who work with young children, parents and families across Greater Manchester. GM Pregnancy, Family and Mental Health Training Webinars
01.03.21 Self-Harm Awareness Day Young Minds work with The Mix and selfharmUK to challenge the stigma around self-harm that stops young people looking for help.
01.03.21 New Recovery Academy Webinars from the University of Law DBS Disclosure and Your Rights Under The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act on 1 March 2021
01.03.21 - 07.03.21 Eating Disorder Awareness Week Stereotypes would have you believe that eating disorders are not serious illnesses and that they always take the same form. This is wrong. It has to change.
02.03.21 - 06.03.21 Sow the City  Sow the City is building and planting themed areas along a marked walking route for staff, visitors and patients to enjoy the hospital rounds, and promote the physical and mental benefits of greenspace and exercise. The event is from 2 – 6 March and they’re looking for service users to attend the sessions! AM sessions 9:30 - 12 and PM sessions 1pm - 3:30pm.  Book places for sessions with or call 0161 465 6954. Max 8 per session. Sessions are run by Sow the City staff with DBS checks and risk assessments will be undertaken for each activity.


Social Media

Please get involved in our social media conversations! 

We realise the world of social media can be quite daunting so we have put together a handy guide to help you engage safely and effectively in all aspects of social networking.  Please click here for some guidance: Social Media Cheat Sheet.

If you have any further queries please contact the Marketing and Communications Team on 0161 358 1644 or email

Contact Information

For more information regarding the Council of Governors please call 0161 358 1601 or email:

For Membership enquiries please email: