Rethink Mental Illness is a membership organisation. It has a governance structure that ensures that the voice of our members is heard and represented at all levels of the organisation. At a regional level we have Regional Committees. These groups are part of our link with our membership and the people who use our services.
Our Regional Committees work with staff to help monitor and support Rethink Mental Illness’ work in the region. The RCs meet four times a year and have a variety of duties and activities:
- They receive reports from regional staff and national teams for their information or opinion.
- They consider and approve applications from groups to register as Rethink Mental Illness Groups.
- Through consultation they help us to develop our policy, practice and campaigns.
- They nominate a representative to sit on each of the national governance committees.
- They take part in events and conferences.
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What experience do you need?
Rethink Mental Illness Regional Committee members are mainly service users, or carers/relatives of people who use mental health services. Only your experience of mental illness and the way it affects people is necessary. You will build on your broad interest in mental health issues, and interest in the work of Rethink Mental Illness as a whole.
Is support and training available and will I be paid?
Yes, we provide training and support for people who become involved in Rethink Mental Illness committee work. Your expenses will be reimbursed, but in line with charity law, no member of our governance committees is paid a fee.
How can I join a regional committee?
If you are interested in joining one of our regional committes, please contact:
Rethink Mental Illness
Suite 12 Shakespeare Centre
45/51 Shakespeare Street,
Email : Keith.Pryce@rethink.org