Our Council of Governors acts as a link between service users, carers, staff, the general public and the Trust's Board of Directors.
They support the Board of Directors in setting the long-term vision for our organisation, and hold the non-executive directors to account for the actions of the Board. Our Board of Directors has a duty to consult, and listen to the views of, the Council of Governors.
I have been in the mental health system for the past 18 years. Over this time I have seen great improvements within the system especially how patients are treated by staff. I feel there is more improvements to be made on how patients are treated and also how the outside world view mental health in general. For me it would be a great place if mental health could be seen exactly how physical health is treated. I have had experience working as an adviser for citizens advice bureau. During my time there I helped people with a variety of sometime complex issues. I found great joy in helping people when they were dealing with difficult issues. I would use the skills I have learnt to help give a voice to those, that may not be in a position to be heard. My aim is to champion changes within the mental health system which will improve and give the rewards to those currently within the system but also will improve the experiences of those who may in the future need to rely on the mental health system.
Contact your governors
If you have a question for your governors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council of Governors is made up of:
- Appointed members from organisations that the Trust works with
- People who use the Trust's services elected by our membership
- Carers of people who use the Trust's services elected by our membership
- Members of the public elected by our membership
- Members of staff elected by our membership
The Council's responsibilities include:
- Appointing the Chair and other non-executive directors
- Removing, if three quarters of the council of governors decide that it is necessary, the chair or other non-executive directors
- Approving, by a majority, the appointment of the Chief Executive by the non-executive directors
- Appointing or removing the Trust's auditor
- Supporting and engaging with the Trust board
- Holding the non-executive directors to account for the performance of the Trust Board
- Representing the interests of the members of the Trust as a whole and the interests of the public
- Approving 'significant transactions'
- Deciding whether non-NHS work would significantly impact on the Trust's core role
- Approving, by an overall majority, an application by the Trust to enter into a merger, acquisition, separation or dissolution
- Approving amendments to the Trust's constitution
The governors review includes information about the role of governors and their activities over the preceding year:
Governors review 2021-22
How to become a governor
Governors are elected to the Council of Governors from the public, service user, carer and staff constituencies. Elected governors serve a three-year term on the Council of Governors. Governors are also appointed by partner organisations.
If you are interested in becoming a governor, vacancies will be advertised here or you can contact us to find our more via email@example.com