Are you interested in learning more about the NHS mental health services delivered across Sussex and Hampshire?
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will hold its Annual Members’ Meeting on Saturday September 21 and is inviting people to attend and find out more about the work it does to provide specialist mental health and learning disability services to all ages in Sussex, as well as the services it provides for children and young people in Hampshire.
Every year the Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting brings together its members, staff, governors, directors, service users, their families and carers, and members of the public.
This year the free event will be held at the Shoreline Conference Centre in Butlins, Bognor Regis, and will run from 10am to 3.30pm Refreshments and lunch are provided.
You can book your place by visiting www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/annual-members-meeting-and-agm or by calling 0800 015 3357.
The first part of the day is the formal Annual General Meeting, led by Trust Chair Peter Molyneux. This includes a session about the organisation’s accounts and how money has been used to develop services over the last 12 months.
Sussex Partnership’s Chief Executive Sam Allen will also speak about the Trust’s new strategy and the work that is underway – and planned - to ensure continued improvements for patients, families, carers and staff.
As well as informative presentations, there will also be the opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the Trust’s Board.
Two free workshops are also being run in the afternoon that people can book. They are a Poetry Workshop with Rob Gee, poet and mental health nurse, or a Movement to Music Workshop.
During the breaks, and at the end of the day, attendees can also visit a number of different stalls to find out more about local mental health services, including the latest work from the Trust’s research department, charity news from Heads On, and more about Sussex Partnership’s bit to cut its carbon footprint through its green Dare to Care movement.
Sam said: “Every year we hold an event for Members of our Trust – our Membership includes our staff, service users, their carers, families and our governors. It’s an opportunity for everyone to learn more about our work and celebrate success.
“Our Annual Members’ Day is an event I always look forward to and I hope that members of the public will take the opportunity to come and see us on September 21, learn more about the work happening in their communities and, hopefully, be inspired to get involved in helping shape the NHS mental health and learning disability services of the future.”
Peter Molyneux, Chair, added: “I am looking forward to celebrating all the achievements of the last year at this event, and also discussing openly our approach to the addressing the very real demands and challenges we face over the next 12 months.”
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has more than 9,000 members.
Becoming a member of the Trust enables people to be represented in the decision making and planning process.
For more information about becoming a member of Sussex Partnership, visit our membership pages.