What is Membership
Membership is simply an indication of your interest in our services. How much you choose to take part as a Member is up to you. You may just want to receive information from time to time and vote once every three years for someone to represent you on the Council of Governors.
Becoming a member
Becoming a member of the Trust allows you to have your say in matters affecting the Trust and be able to influence plans for the future development of the Trust and its services.
It also gives you an opportunity to help us to challenge the stigma and discrimination that people with mental health difficulties, learning disabilities, and other health problems can sometimes face.
We strive to ensure that our membership is representative of the people who we care for, who work for us and those who live in the communities that we serve.
Our membership is made up of service users, carers and local people with an interest in the Trust and the services we provide. It also includes our staff and representatives from partner organisations from the local area.
Membership is free! You may want to receive our magazine, or you may want to take a more active and involved role by attending events and meetings, or maybe even stand as a governor yourself.
Whichever level of participation you choose, it gives you a bigger say in what we do, and really makes your views count.
We currently have over 11,500 public members, and this number is growing.
Service User and Carer Involvement
If you have experience of using our services, or care for someone who does, you can become involved in the Trust’s work, have your voice heard and take part in joint working on a wide range of projects and activities.
People who use our services and their carers are at the heart of everything we do. By using your experiences, enthusiasm and ideas you can bring a whole new point of view to the planning and delivery of those services.
Being an Involvement Representative for the Trust can also have a positive impact on your wellbeing and recovery and help us in our ambition to achieve the perfect patient experience.