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Be a Member, make a difference

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Your mental health Trust needs your voice. If you are passionate about the people of Norfolk and Suffolk receiving the best possible care from their mental health Trust we need you to join our Membership. Click here to join nsft.uk/form


How membership works

All NHS Foundation Trusts have members, who come from different constituencies.

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In addition to these lawful reasons, the NHS Act 2006 sets out the legal requirements of a NHS Foundation Trust.

We want our Members to feel valued so you will have…

Access to Health Service Discounts

  • Save money at a variety of high street stores and venues

  • Information and enrollment for Recovery College courses nsft.uk/recoverycollege

Invitations to events across the year including:

  • Meet and greets with the Governors

  • Special events across both Norfolk and Suffolk


How can I make a difference?

By being an important connection between us and the communities we serve. We know we don't have all the answers so we need you to help us make sure our services meet the needs of local people.


We rely on our membership to . . .

Provide vital feedback by taking part in:

Surveys, consultations, research

Our patient involvement initiatives


Promote the work of the Trust in the communities we serve by:

Sharing our great work on social media and by word of mouth

Raising awareness and tackling stigma and discrimination around mental ill-health

Keep up-to-date about the Trust’s plans by reading our regular communications


We can be a more responsive Trust when you …

Share your knowledge, experience and support by attending:

Consultation events which help shape our plans for the future

Council of Governors’ and Board meetings

Annual Members’ Meetings to find out about the Trusts’ work, development and research


Make sure the Council of Governors represent your views by:

Being a champion for your community by speaking openly to us

Be part of the democratic governance of the Trust by electing Governors to represent you

Stand for election to join the Council of Governors


Want to be involved but don’t have a lot of time?

That’s fine! You can still play an active part and make a difference; just read our emails, share our stories on your social media or respond to a survey. It all helps.

Complete the membership form now
nsft.uk/form

You can also email membership@nsft.nhs.uk or call 01603 421421 to receive a hard copy.


I don’t want to continue my membership

Whatever constituency you are from; staff, public, carer or service user resigning as a member is easy, simply contact the membership officer by email or post include your name and address. It is also helpful if you include a reason for your resignation and we will update your record. You can become a member again at any time.

Email: membership@nsft.nhs.uk

Post: Trust Membership Office, Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, Hellesdon Hospital, Drayton High Road, Norwich, NR6 5BE