Become a member

Join us and make a difference

Our members play a key part in the shaping and development of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. They directly influence the way we are run and how we will develop in the future. Our members add value to the Trust by representing the people who live in the communities we serve, our service users and carers.Membership form updated Feb 2020[pdf] 721KB

What are the benefits of membership?

Membership is free and as a member you have the opportunity to:

  • Have a say in the future of your local health service 
  • Become involved in developing our services and our future plans
  • Receive regular information about our work via our Members’ Bulletin
  • Learn more about health and wellbeing
  • Be invited to meetings and members health events
  • Elect people to represent your views on the Council of Governors
  • Stand for election on the Council of Governors yourself


You can decide how little or how much you want to be involved. For example, you might simply want to receive a membership pack and information about the Trust. If you prefer, you could take part in meetings and events that interest you. Or you can be actively involved, learn about the Council of Governors and decide if you want to stand for election.

Who can become a member?

Anyone who is over the age of 12 and uses our services, cares for someone who uses them, or lives in Northamptonshire can become a member of the Trust. We have also introduced a 'Rest of England' constituency, so anyone in England can now also join as a member. Staff who work for NHFT can also join. Our aim is to develop a wide membership including service users, carers, local residents and staff that reflect the diverse population of Northamptonshire. We currently have over 12,000 members, a great total to have reached, and we are always looking for more members and  involvement.

How do I join?

Complete our online form and join today!

Book to join our free member webinars

Our programme of free events is all about NHFT bringing you more information on the topics that matter to you and your loved ones.

We have hosted a number of sessions where NHFT experts, leaders and clinicians shared information, expertise and practical guidance on the subjects you’ve told us are important.  

You can see the list of events and dates below. Alternatively, you can express your interest in particular sessions by emailing and we will keep you in the loop via email. All sessions will be made available to watch back after they’ve taken place, so don’t worry if you miss an event, we'll be sharing our dedicated watch-back playlist after each event.

  • The Trust's Plans and Strategy for 2024-25 - Thursday 1 February
    Catch up on our webinar from 1 February where we shared our emerging plans for 2024/25 and how we are determined to develop in partnership, innovate, grow our staff capability, build a sustainable organisation and keep quality and safety at the centre of everything we do. We often refer to these five things with the acronym DIGBQ. Each year we set specific objectives under each of the five DIGBQ themes and develop plans how each will be achieved. You can revisit any of our previous member webinars on the link below.
  • Children and Young People Participation, those with lived experiences and co-production - Learn how Children and Young People can get involved including the Participation Network, Youth Advisory Board, and co-production opportunities. ‘Co-production’ is the process of clinicians and medical professionals working in partnership with patients, service users, carers and families to design and improve services You can also hear about iDiscover, which aims to help children and young people discover more about their mind and body, through a range of activities, tools and resources. 
    iDiscover is a safe place where everyone is accepted. All our activities have been created with young people, for young people.
    POSTPONED: new date to be advertised in due course.
  • Recovery College and Peer support worker service and opportunities - Wednesday 6 March, at 5pm. Join us online and learn how you get involved with Team NHFT and learn about the Recovery College and Peer support worker service and opportunities. Recovery College NHFT offers a range of different courses to help support you, and others, to understand health conditions and help with recovery. Peer Support Workers are people with personal experience of a mental health condition who are trained and employed to work in a formalised role to support others during recovery.
    Caring for a child facing mental or physical health challenges can be tough. Discover the power of connection by learning about our experienced Carer Peer Support workers, who use their lived experiences to provide hope and encouragement. Through collaboration, our compassionate Carer Peer support workers assist parents and carers in identifying their unique strength, needs and working in tandem with proffesionals. We aim to further bridge the gap with our families and our community.
    Book the webinar here: Member Webinar:  Recovery College and Peer Support Wednesday 6 March, 5pm (

You can view previous member webinars here


SURVEY - We would like to hear your suggestions for webinars about NHFT services which you would like to attend over the coming months.

Complete our survey here


Minutes from previous annual public and members meetings (APMM).


Switch to digital membership 

If you are not already signed up as a digital member, it's easy to go green and switch!

It means we can keep in touch with you in the most effective way, and it reduces our carbon footprint and costs (less postal mailings). You'll also receive lots more useful information - including our monthly Editions - if you go digital. 

Just provide your details, via the form below, and we will do the rest to switch you to receive communications by email only.  

We require a postal address to ensure you are allocated to the correct constituency (public area for example) however we will communicate by email once one is provided.  

Switch to digital membership form