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Members line up to meet their Governors

Governor events_2015_012During January the Trust’s Governors went out and about in their local communities talking with members and non-members about our services and important health and wellbeing topics.

The Governor’s tour kicked off in Walsall at the popular Leather Museum where Governors, Sylvia Bailey and Doreen Tills, took time out to discuss a wide range of topics and services across Walsall and the Trust.

The tour next moved to Dudley Archives where our Research and Innovation Team presented some of their inspiring work to a group of eager members who were impressed by their plans and ambitions.

Next was the turn of our Wolverhampton Governors who were out in force to hear Wendy Aston, General Manager Urgent Care, deliver an update on the Wolverhampton Mental Health Strategy Review.


Representatives from a number of our partner organisations also attended to hear all about our work in this area and to raise important questions to both Wendy and the Governors.

In the final leg of the tour our Sandwell Governors took to the stage at Portway Lifestyle Centre. Members and non-members battled through the snow to be treated to an enlightening talk on the Trust’s new dementia resource hub - The Lighthouse and an engaging and interactive session on the practice of Mindfulness. Free health checks were also available from our Physical Health Team, making it a true workshop for the mind and body!

The Governors tour is all about meeting members and non-members and giving them a voice within the Trust. These four sessions have raised some really important questions and interesting topics which the Governors will now pose to the board at their next meeting.