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Governor Elections 2022

Join us!  Become a Governor at GMMH! 

We are pleased to announce that our 2022 Council of Governor Elections are open!   

Over the last two years, the pandemic has reinforced people’s appreciation of the NHS. 

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) has continued to provide mental health services throughout this difficult period and is at the forefront of recovery as the mental health impact of the pandemic is starting to be fully recognised.   

We are now looking for passionate and dedicated people to join our Council of Governors. Governors have an important role in making GMMH publicly accountable for the services we provide.  They are elected by GMMH Foundation Trust members and form the Council of Governors.  They are responsible for representing the views of members to the Trust’s Board of Directors as well as having formal roles in appointing the Trust’s Chair and Non-Executive Directors and approving the appointment of the chief executive.   

We have 12 seats up for election on our Council of Governors – following the transfer of Wigan Borough and GM services from North West Healthcare Boroughs NHS FT, we are delighted to have two seats for this constituency.   





Bolton x 1 

Salford x 2 

Trafford x 1 

Manchester x 2 

Wigan Borough x 2 

Other England and Wales x 1 

Service User and Carer 


Medical x 1 

Psychological Therapies x 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.   

Anyone can be a Governor so long as they are 16 years old or over and a member of the Trust.   

You can become a member of the Trust by registering online at, emailing or calling 0161 358 1607.  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. 

To become a Governor, you need to complete a nomination for and send an election statement and photo by 5pm on Wednesday 25 May 2022.   

If you would like to stand for election, contact our election administrator, UK Engage, to receive a nomination form.  To nominate yourself online or download a nomination form, visit:  

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 


  • Notice of Election: 09/05/2022  

  • Deadline for receipt of nominations: 25/05/2022  

  • Issue of ballot packs: 09/11/2022  

  • Close of Poll:  5.00pm 04/07/2022  

  • Count and Declaration of Result: 05/07/2022 

For more information about the elections, please visit

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