Annual Members' Meeting

As a valued member of the Trust we warmly invite you to join us for our Annual Members' Meeting on Wednesday 15 September 2021 from 10.00-12.00.

Please register your place at the event, and choose your discussion forum option here

The last year has been very challenging for everybody and we are doing our best to alleviate concerns around gatherings and crowds, so this year we are holding the Annual Members Meeting virtually once again. We will be using GoToMeeting to host this years’ event and you can join the meeting on the day by clicking on the link below. You this also a contact number so you can join by telephone if you prefer

You can join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone by clicking  -  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/205840517   

Or you can also dial in using your phone: 020 3713 5011 and entering Access Code: 205-840-517

Don’t worry if you haven’t used the system before, we have put together a useful GoToMeeting attendees guide to help you.  

Our Chair, Peter Molyneux, will commence the formal Annual Members Meeting proceedings at 10.00am. During this section Sam Allen, our Chief Executive, will update you on what has happened in the Trust over the last year. Sally Flint, our Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Chief Executive will present the annual report and accounts, and our members will be updated on our progress against the Membership Strategy. This will be followed by an opportunity for you to ask our Board any questions you may have.

Following the formal proceedings, we are delighted to provide our members with some engagement activities through hosting three discussion forums. You will have the choice of joining one of three virtual discussion forums co-led by members of staff, trust governors and service users. The topics for these forums are:

Discussion Forum 1: Eliminating concerns around restrictions lifting, hosted by Dr Nick Lake, Director of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

We understand people may be uncomfortable with restrictions lifting and society re-opening following the relaxing of government restrictions. This discussion forum will enable you to talk about your concerns and learn methods for dealing with these and feeling more comfortable. 

Discussion Forum 2: Nature and mental wellbeing, co-hosted by Trust Governors and a Trust Member

Hear from some of our Trust Governors and members on how the natural environment has benefitted their mental health and wellbeing. For people interested in outdoor activities, how to get into exercise outside, and finding out about Geocaching, Running, Gardening and Orienteering. 

Discussion Forum 3: Overcoming loneliness, hosted by James McMahon, Trust Chaplain

Loneliness is a topic at the forefront of conversations no matter the situation. This Forum is for people who are struggling with loneliness or know someone else who may be experiencing loneliness. 

Please use the link at the top of the page to register for this event and to select one discussion forum.  Once you have booked your place, a Skype invitation will be emailed to you for your chosen discussion forum, which you will use to join the discussion forum following the formal meeting. 

If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact our Membership Office on Freephone 0800 015 3357 or by email FT@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk 

We really do hope you can join us for this event and look forward to having these important discussions with you.