Annual General and Members Meeting 2015

The trust will be holding its Annual General and Members meeting on Wednesday 22 July 2015.

Mental health & learning disability information showcase - Teesside

The Trust held an information event at the Trinity Centre, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, TS3 6LD on 27 April 2015. More information can be found on our public events page.

 

Annual Governor Election 2014 now concluded

See election result.

Member Recruitment Event

The trust attended Redcar and Cleveland College on 11 September 2013 encouraging staff and students to sign up and support their local NHS mental health and learning disability trust by becoming a foundation trust public member. Over 100 people signed up on the day which is fantastic.

Vanessa Wildon, public governor for Redcar and Cleveland, helped out on the stand and spoke to a lot of new members about raising awareness and stopping discrimination. Afterwards she made the following comments:

"What great fun. I expect that's the last thing you would expect a new governor to say after their first public event. At the start I had some feelings of trepidation as having no idea of what to expect caused some nervousness. Finding that I rather relished persuading students at the fresher fair to become a member of the trust. Though I admit that the stress balls (we gave away) acted as an initial lure to the stall. My enthusiasm knew no bounds once I signed up four students. Explaining what we do as a trust and what membership means.

To get the agreement to become a member I realised you had to have verbal skills that matched Mo Farah on the track; in speed and enthusiasm. We managed to gain a sizeable number of people to become members. In all honesty I enjoyed the event immensely and would say to any governor get involved in local events to do with the trust. You will meet a diversity of people with many stories and questions, you can help people learn what mental illness and learning disabilities are; not just the skewed view that they know from the press. Helping ultimately to address stigma and barriers in society that exist for people with mental illness and learning disabilities."   

Pictured below (l to r) is Vanessa Wildon signing up new members, a picture of our stall and students waiting to sign up.  

      

Annual governor election 2013

View the results of our annual governor election

Public Workshops

We held workshops to seek the views of trust governors and members in order to assist us to develop a proportionate response to the recommendations made in the final report of the Public Inquiry of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust chaired by Robert Francis, QC, published on  6 February 2013.

The trust's response to the francis report

Celebrating Positive Practice in Teesside

We held an event on Thursday 21 March 2013

Celebrating Positive Practice in Teesside (incorporating the constituencies of Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees and Hartlepool)

We held a celebrating positive practice event in Teesside on Wednesday 28 March 2012.

Public Meeting for Redcar & Cleveland and Middlesbrough

The trust held a Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team Event in partnership with Middlesbrough MIND and Middlesbrough LINk on Wednesday 9 March 2011 at the Middlesbrough Teaching & Learning Centre.

Attendees were advised of the current provision of the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team to service users in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland. Middlesbrough LINk and MIND reported on findings from a review they undertook within their area in terms of crisis support for mental ill health - more information.

Teesside Membership Recruitment Roadshow - SuperGay 2010 Event

The trust held a membership recruitment roadshow at the SuperGay event in Middlesbrough on 11 September 2010. In excess of 300 members of the public visited the trust's information stand and took away information on Suicide Prevention and Equality & Diversity in the NHS. From the members who signed up on the day, 16 were from the Redcar & Cleveland area - more information.