Member and Governor Zone
Welcome to the Governor Zone. In this section you will find useful information if you are already a governor or thinking of becoming a governor.
What is a Member?
Being a member of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust gives people the opportunity to get involved in the decisions we make and help us to plan and develop local services. It also means you can get to learn about opportunities to become more involved in the Trust, as well as voting on Governor elections and even standing for election yourself.
What is a Governor?
Governors have an important role in making the Trust publicly accountable for the services we provide.
They are elected by GMMH members or appointed by one of our partnership organisations and form the Council of Governors. Appointed governors represent stakeholder organisations such as our local councils or charities. Governors are responsible for representing the interests of members to the Trust’s Board of Directors. Members can be service users, their family members, carers, staff and members of the public.
|Information on becoming a Member of the Trust||Information on becoming a GMMH Governor|
During September to November 2018, we held a by-election to fill a vacancy on our Council of Governors. We were seeking nominations to represent our Staff (Nursing) constituency.
On 9 November 2018 the Returning Officer at UK Engage published the election results, which confirmed that Lesley O’Neill from our Salford services has been elected to join the Council of Governors. The Declaration of Results is available here.
The Council of Governors meets on a quarterly basis at various sites across the Trust. Meetings are open for members of the public and staff to observe.
Here you can find events taking place at the Trust. If you are interested in attending any of these events or need any more information please contact email@example.com.
|GMMH Interfaith Event to Mark Interfaith Week||15 November 2018||
GMMH staff and chaplains will be hosting service users for prayers, cultural networking and refreshments in the Orangery Café.
Antibiotics Awareness Week GMMH event
|15 November 2018||
To increase awareness of antibiotic misuse there will be a stall at The Curve and at Park House where key information will be displayed around WAAW 2018’s two key messages: ‘Think twice. Seek Advice.’ and ‘Misuse of Antibiotics puts us all at Risk.’
|Alcohol Awareness Week||19 November 2018 to 25 November 2018||
Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance to drive a conversation about alcohol and signpost those who need help to the support they need. Various activities and awareness stalls will take place across GMMH with details on the Events Calendar.
Alcohol Awareness session for AA week
|19 November 2018 to 23 November 2018||
In support of Alcohol Awareness week, there will be alcohol awareness sessions at the Bridgewater House in Sale and The Orchard in Salford. The Orchard Café will also be adding a daily special Mocktail to the menu.
North of England Psychiatry Congress
|23 November 2018||
This event will share some of the amazing work that is being led by local academic experts in psychiatry
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Documentary highlighting the making of the 'Café Diagnosis' project.
Occupational Therapy Week is a yearly celebration of the occupational therapy profession. It is an opportunity for occupational therapists to be loud and proud; and also encourage other people who have benefited from occupational therapy to tell the difference it has made in their lives.