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.

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 or Member



GMMH107 Members A5 Booklet (v1.3) eProof.pdf [pdf] 47KB GMMH107 Governors A5 Booklet (v1.3) eProof.pdf [pdf] 47KB

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

Governor Events

Event Date



International Trans Day of Visibility 31/03/19

A day dedicated to celebrating trans people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by the trans community worldwide.

For more information please visit:

'Get out of your head and in to your life' -  Mindfulness Course


The first session of an eight-week cognitive therapy course, based on mindfulness practice. Visit the Learning Hub for more information.










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 contact Steph Neville, Stakeholder Development Manager on 0161 358 1601 or by email:

For membership enquiries please email:

Interested in 2019 Dragons' Den?
Download the application form below:
Dragons Den 2019 application form.doc
Closing date is Wednesday 26 June at 5pm.