Membership and Governors

Membership

Join an influential group of people interested in the development of mental health and alcohol and drugs services by signing up to become a member of our Trust.

As part of your membership you will receive information about the Trust, be asked if you would like to take part in elections, surveys and consultations or even attend events like our Annual Members Meeting.

Membership is free and the level of involvement as a member of our Trust is your choice.

Public, service user and carer members of the Trust will, like our staff, be able to use NHS discounts and get offers and discounts from thousands of retailers

Anyone who lives in Bolton, Manchester, Salford, Trafford, or other England and Wales, and is over the age of 14 can join the Trust, or has used Trust services can become a member. Become a member online by completing this form: REGISTER

Or, you can join by calling us and we will be happy to take your details over the phone: 0161 358 1607 or email us membership@gmmh.nhs.uk.

As a member you can:

  • Have a say in how the Trust develops its services
  • Vote in elections to the Council of Governors
  • Stand for election to the Council of Governors
  • Attend meetings and events

You decide on how much, or how little involvement you want. You may simply wish to be kept informed of developments and issues through our news updates, either way, your membership counts.

Governors

Our Council of Governors represent the interests of Foundation Trust members and partner organisations in the local community.  Their main job is to hold the Board to account for the Trust’s performance. 

Whilst not involved in the day-to-day running of the Trust, Governors provide an essential link between the Trust, its members and the communities we serve. 

Some of the statutory duties of a Governor include appointing the Trust Chair and Non-Executive Directors; approving the remuneration, allowances and other terms and conditions of office of Non-Executive directors; receiving the annual accounts and the annual report; approving the appointment of the Chief Executive made by Non-Executive Directors; and developing the membership and representing the interests of members

For more information about the Trust's Council of Governors, click HERE.