Governors provide a vital link between the local community, staff, users, carers, partner organisations and the board of directors.
Part of their role is to ensure the views of service users, carers, stakeholders and local communities are taken into account when plans for services are being drawn up.
Governors help set the strategic direction of the trust by providing views to the board of directors about what sort of organisation the trust should be and what services it should provide.
They are also ambassadors for the trust who champion initiatives to tackle the stigma associated with mental health.
Governors are also expected to maintain regular contact with members within their constituency.
Our governors represent the following constituencies:
- Service users who live in Birmingham
- Service users who live in Solihull
- Service users who live outside of Birmingham and Solihull, which is classed as Rest of England and Wales
- Carers who live in Birmingham and Solihull
- Members of the public who live in Birmingham
- Members of the public who live in Solihull
- Members of the public who live outside of Birmingham and Solihull, which is classed as rest of England and Wales
- Clinical staff who work for BSMHFT
- Non-clinical staff who work for BSMHFT
- Stakeholder organisations