Membership

As an NHS Foundation Trust we have freedom from central government which allows us to shape the future of our services locally to meet the needs of service users and the local community. You can have real input into shaping the future of your local NHS services by becoming a member.

Anyone over the age of 16 can become a member of our Trust including service users, their friends, family or carers. Members are split into constituencies depending on where they live and whether they are:

  • a member of staff at our Trust (all members of staff are automatically members of our staff constituency, unless they choose to opt out)
  • a service user
  • a carer (or friend or family member of a service user)
  • a member of the public

Members can become involved as much or as little as they like and have the opportunity to influence decisions we make by communicating views through their elected governor. You could even stand to be a governor yourself if there are vacancies in your area. Visit our governors pages to find out more about becoming a governor at our Trust.

How can I become a member?

Signing up to become a member of our Trust is quick and easy. You can sign-up by completing our online membership application form.

Any information you give will be used solely by the trust to keep you informed about developments in the organisation. It will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Annual membership campaign

Our Trust holds an annual membership campaign and the theme of each campaign is chosen by members at our annual members’ day. The 2016-17 annual membership campaign is called This is Me! and is designed to challenge stereotypes and labels around mental health and learning disability.

Find out more about our annual membership campaigns