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. Governor elections

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.

Click here to read our members' magazine: VALUES MATTER

Take a look at issue three of our Trust members' magazine, Values Matter @GMMH.

Values Matter 3
This magazine has been designed and produced in collaboration with service users, carers, staff and our governors so that members are updated on what is going on around the Trust.  Every edition includes information for service users, carers and members, details of Recovery Academy activities, a summary of Trust news and a ‘spotlight’ on Governors.
 
In our mission to minimise waste and improve efficiency, we are sending out as many copies as possible electronically.  The newsletter is free. We hope you like it.

Click here: Values Matter 3_November 2017l.pdf [pdf] 2MB to read.

Past issues can be downloaded or read here:

Values Matter Issue 01 Summer 2016

Values Matter Issue .01 Summer 2016.pdf [pdf] 1MB

If you would like to share your thoughts or ideas for future articles, please email: membership@gmmh.nhs.uk

Contact us

Stakeholder Development Manager
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
The Curve
Bury New Road
Prestwich
Manchester
M25 3BL
Tel: 0161 358 1601

Membership enquiries: membership@gmmh.nhs.uk

General Trust enquiries: 0161 773 9121

Membership benefits

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.