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Governor Elections 2024

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Become a Governor at GMMH

We are pleased to announce that our 2024 Council of Governor Elections are open!   

We need people to fill vacancies on our Council of Governors. We're looking for people interested in helping us on our journey of improvement and transformation.

You could play a vital and active role in making sure that GMMH improves lives and supports optimistic futures of those we provide care and services for across Greater Manchester.

There are no formal qualifications or experiences required but an interest in mental health services and the lived experience of service users and carers would help you in the role. Skills for reading reports and participating in formal meetings would also be useful – but are not essential as we can help and support you develop these skills.

We have 11 seats up for election. We are looking for people from Bolton, City of Manchester, Salford, Wigan, as well as in the Service User and Carer Constituency to represent the views and interests of GMMH’s members, service users, carers, and colleagues. We are also looking for governors from the Staff Constituencies of Nursing and Social Care.

Governor seats up for election – 2024
Constituency and Class Number of Seats
Public – Bolton 1
Public – City of Manchester 2
Public – Salford 1
Public - Wigan 2
Service User and Carer 3
Staff – Nursing 1
Staff – Social Care 1


Becoming a Governor provides an opportunity to influence the direction of the Trust and support the lives of the communities we serve, across the region and beyond.   

To be able to stand for election you must:

  • Be a member of the Trust in the constituency for which you wish to be elected.
  • Be 16 years or older
  • Agree to carry out your duties if elected as a Governor
  • Have read the eligibility criteria that will be sent to you with the nomination pack and made sure that none of them apply to you
  • Complete and return your nomination form, election statement and photo by 5pm on Friday 24 May 2024.

You can become a member of the Trust by registering online at, emailing or calling 0161 938 4748. Becoming a member is a great way to learn about more opportunities to get involved with the Trust and help to challenge stigma and discrimination. It also means you get to vote for who you want to represent you on the Council of Governors.

If you would like to stand for election, register and complete your nomination online at or contact the election administrator (UK Engage) to get a pack by post.

How to contact UK Engage: 

  • Telephone: 0345 209 3770 (costs may vary according to your telephone contact) 
  • Email: 
  • Post: UK Engage, 10 Acorn Business Park, Heaton Lane, Stockport, SK4 1AS 

Important dates:

  • Notice of Election: 08/05/2024  
  • Deadline for Receipt of Nominations: 24/05/2024  
  • Ballot packs sent to members of the Trust: 11/06/2024  
  • Close of Poll:  5.00pm 04/07/2024  
  • Count and Declaration of Result: 05/07/2024 

For more information about the role of a Governor and what to do if you would like to stand for election, please visit Become a Governor | Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT ( 

As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust

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