Becoming a member!

If you are not yet a member but would like to join the trust please call us on 0151 473 2885 for us to send an application form or click here for the online form.  For more information on who can become a member of the trust please click here.

  • YOU can influence strategy
  • Your views will be sought on a wide range of issues, particularly on four main aims
    • To continuously improve the quality and productivity of our services 
    • To ensure our services meet people’s needs effectively, help people recover and are financially viable in the future
    • To develop partnerships that deliver improvements in quality, or enhance recovery and wellbeing for people with mental health needs

We are an influential group of people interested in the development of mental health, learning disability and addiction services on Merseyside.

Read reports on our past events

Our Members’ Council has been elected by the members, made up of local people, service users and their carers, staff and partner organisations.

Foundation Trust

Read the update on Governors

acrobat.gif View the Mersey Care NHS Trust Membership Strategy

Benefits of being a member

  • You will receive information about Mersey Care’s services and plans, including regular magazines and up-to date information about the work the trust is doing
  • You will be consulted on the future development of services and have more opportunities to offer your views and opinions on Mersey Care’s services. Any contributions will be greatly appreciated
  • You will be invited to events and meetings during the year, including the trust’s Annual General Meeting giving you the chance to meet others with similar interests in the development of mental health services
  • You will have access to NHS discounts to take advantage of discounted prices with thousands of retailers.

Alastair Campbell

A strong endorsement of Mersey Care’s approach came from Alastair Campbell, mental health charity Mind’s Champion of the Year and former director of communications and strategy for Tony Blair. After a visit to the Rathbone site in Liverpool, Alastair wrote on his website blog: “What a truly inspiring and humbling time I had when I visited Mersey Cares' PICU at Rathbone Hospital. It was not just the evident quality of care being provided for a small number of seriously ill men. It was also the clear emphasis that was put on making sure the views of service users and carers were taken into account in the way the place was run. Mersey Care NHS Trust should be really proud of what they have here. What I saw and heard gave me plenty to talk about on tackling stigma and discrimination.”

Alastair’s account of his personal experience of mental illness was covered in a TV documentary and in his novel, All in the Mind. He was so impressed by the Mersey Care approach that he signed up as one of the first members.

Ian Puleston-Davies Ian Pulston-Davies

Ian Puleston-Davies has signed up as a member of Mersey Care. Ian
starred in long-running dramas such as Holby City, The Bill, Hollyoaks
and Brookside. He has also made special appearances in many
other dramas. Ian can currently be seen on screen as Owen Armstrong
in ITV's long running soap, "Coronation Street".

In 2005, Ian Puleston-Davies co-wrote the drama Dirty Filthy Love
based upon his own experiences dealing with obsessive compulsive
disorder and it won a Royal Television Society Award for Best Single
Drama and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Single Drama.

Ian Puleston-Davies is patron of the CALM Centre, a charity that provides counselling and therapeutic services to the community of Harlow and its environs.

Famous faces




We want you to get others to become  members of the trust (friends, family, service users/patients, carers, colleagues from other organisations, members of the general public etc.) This is so that we can be sure we are providing the services people need. Public members of the trust will, like our staff, be able to use NHS discounts and get offers and discounted prices with thousands of retailers. Membership is free for everyone.




We welcome views and feedback on the services we provide. For more information on this and how to feedback to the team click here.  

Meet our membership team and find out how to contact them by clicking here 

To find out more about our members events click here.

Would you like to contact our members council and find out how to contact them, if so you can find out more information by clicking here 

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