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Trust Membership

Trust membership

We want you to be a part of our service by getting involved, telling us what you think of the care and services we provide, and helping us to shape our future by contributing your views and skills to improve how we manage the Trust. If you want to shape the future direction of our Trust and get involved with our work, then becoming a member is the perfect next step. As a member you will be able to choose how involved you want to be, from coming along to meetings to participating in elections, or just receiving regular information from us. Membership is free and available to everyone over the age of 12 but you must be 16 to stand for elections to the council of governors.

Benefits of becoming a member

  • You'll have a say in how the Trust is governed and find out more about the  issues that affect the Trustand the community it serves

  • You’ll get regular news updates, events information, a membership update and Trustwide magazine.

  • You can stand for election on the Council of Governors, and give views and advice to our Trust Board on strategy and plans.

  • You will be helping us to raise awareness of the problems faced by those with mental health conditions and challenge the stigma associated with mental health.

Who can become a member?

We are keen to involve as many people as possible in the work of the Trust, including patients, members of the local community and our staff.

Our membership is divided into three categories:

  • patients and carers - open to anyone who has used our services, or who cares for someone who has used our services, in the previous five years
  • public - members of the public who are interested in our services and helping shape the future of the Trust
  • staff - Trust staff members who want to be more involved in making decisions about the future of the Trust

You cannot join more than one membership category. For more information about becoming a member e-mail membership@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk.

 

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