Have your say in local mental health and learning disability services by becoming a member of our trust
- Be involved in helping shape the future direction
- Vote for governors
- Stand as governors
- Be appointed as Non Executive Directors
Public membership is open to anyone over the age of 14 years who lives in the areas we serve. Members are grouped depending on where they live and public seats are based on the population size.
View our membership fact sheet below:
We ask that our members select a level of membership that is most appropriate for them. Members can choose what kind of information they receive from us and their level of involvement. You can choose from one of the following membership levels:
Support Member – Receive minimum communication, Annual General Meeting and election information only
Informed Member – same as a Support Member PLUS you will receive a copy of our newsletter.
Active Member – same as an Informed Member PLUS you will also receive details of local events, consultations and surveys
Involved Member – same as an Active Member PLUS you will have the option to participate in service user, carer reference and training groups. Suited to individuals with current or recent (within 1 year) experience of services. Honorarium and expenses may be payable.
Existing members can inform the Trust Secretary's Department of their prefered membership level by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 01325 552314 or wirting to:
Trust Secretary's Department
West Park Hospital
Edward Pease Way
Alternativley, the reply form in the supplement below can be completed and returned to FREEPOST TEWV:
A welcome pack is sent to all new members and they are asked to notify us of their preferred level of membership.
Please note that if you don't inform us of your preferred level of membership you will automatically be set as an informed member.
Apply now to become a member
There are a number of ways you can apply to become a member of the trust:
Staff membership is open to staff who are on a permanent or temporary contract for at least 12 months. Staff membership is sub-divided into 5 groups, called classes, which are as follows:
- County Durham and Darlington
- North Yorkshire
The new staff classes are based on either the area a member of staff works in or in the case of Corporate or Forensic, the Directorate that they are employed within.
If you are a member of staff and are uncertain about which class you are eligible for, or have been allocated to, please contact Kathryn Ord on 01325 552307 and she will be happy to discuss this with you.