Members’ Bulletin July 2020

July 2020


Annual General Meeting and Annual Members’ Meeting (AGM/AMM) 2020

The Trust’s AGM/AMM will take place on 21 July, 2.00pm-3.30pm via MS Teams. For details, including how to join on MS Teams, visit

At the event the Council of Governors will present:

• a report on the proceedings of its meetings held since the last annual meeting

• a report on the progress since the last annual meeting in developing the membership strategy

• a report on any change to the Governors which has taken place since the last annual meeting

• a report containing such comments as it wishes to make regarding the performance of the Trust for the preceding Financial Year and the future service development plans of the Trust.

At the meeting we will also:

• formally agree the notes of the Annual General Meeting for 2019; present the Financial Summary of Accounts for the past year and highlights of the year; and answer questions from attendees.

If you have a question you would like to put forward for the day please email it to  by Friday 17 July. We will not be able to accept questions during the meeting.

The agenda and papers for the meeting will be posted at  a few days before the AGM and AMM.

Lings Bar Hospital Open for Visitors

We’re pleased to announce that Lings Bar Hospital is now open to visitors. Visiting will be available for 45 minute slots between 2pm and 6pm daily and all visitors need to pre-book an appointment  – ward co-ordinators will be calling patient relatives so they can fill in the form.

There are restrictions in place, visits are restricted to one visitor per time slot and there will be no access to toilet facilities for the duration of the visit.

For more information, you can call 0115 945 5577 (between 8:30 and 17:00) and Reception will advise of the current process.

NHS 72nd Anniversary

It’s the 72nd anniversary of the NHS on Sunday 5 July and there will be a final clap for carers at 5pm to be held nationwide to mark the occasion.

There will also be a minute’s silence on 4 July to remember the tens of thousands of victims of coronavirus. At the same time people will be encouraged to light candles in their windows in remembrance.

Public Covid-19 Survey

If you live in Ashfield, please share your experience of living during Covid-19 with suggestions on what should improve in the recovery stage via this Limes Study.


National Healthwatch are encouraging people to share their experience of local NHS and social care services.

To have your day in the 2020 campaign click here

Visit the Healthwatch website:

Phone: 0115 956 5313 Email:

Carers Federation Counselling Service

Carers Federation offer a free counselling service to people who care for or support a family member, friend or neighbour. If you are not a carer, you can still access the service for a contribution of £5 -£10 per session.

Counselling can help you understand your feelings and help you make sense of what is going on in your life.

Carers Federation provides the confidential counselling service at their offices in Carrington, Nottingham.

To arrange an initial assessment, call 0115 962 9310

or email

Ask Lion

(Local Information Online Nottingham) Lion is an online community directory to help you find activities and support.

Find everything you need at your fingertips.

Khushi Self Help Group

For Asian women in Nottingham city with experience of mental health problems. Offering the chance to meet others in similar situations, share experience, coping strategies and information.

Tuesdays 1pm to 3pmContact Self Help UK Nottingham for more information on 0115 911 1661

Social Care and Support Guide

Click here to access the guide at the NHS website

New Carers Quick Guide

A quick guide for carers has been created by Nottinghamshire Healthcare. It can be found on the Trust website.

Arnold Methodist Church Befriending Group

Providing help and support to people with mental health problems. This group takes place every Friday from 11am to 2pm

Arnold Methodist Church, Front Street, Arnold NG5 7EL

Black Carers Group for Family, Friends and Supporters

Are you supporting someone with a mental illness?

Do you want someone to talk to who knows what you are going through?

This group meets on the last Thursday of every month 1 – 3pm

Maple Suite, Highbury Hospital, Nottingham NG6 9DR

Nottinghamshire Carers Hub

City and County Carers Support Groups

An opportunity to meet other carers and access information, support and training. Relax and make new friends.

For more information visit the Carers Trust website

Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Hub on 0115 824 8824 or email

Carers Time To Talk

Drop in sessions, every Wednesdays 4 – 6pm

Liaison service and opportunity to chat/network with other carers and staff/enquire about care given.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Learning and Support Sessions 5 – 6pm

Support dealing with difficult emotions/being understood and listened to/setting new goals/coping strategies/upskilling and learning

Contact Rowan 1, Highbury Hospital on 0115 876 0120

Institute of Mental Health

Click here for the latest news and updates from the Institute of Mental Health.

The Carers’ Council – Allies in Mental Health

The Carers’ Council is a charity and offers support across Nottinghamshire to families, friends and carers of those

experiencing mental distress by providing:

• Someone to talk to about experiences

• Quarterly Open Meetings with speakers and social activities

• Quarterly Newsletter of events and information

• Outings for members and family

• Promoting a partnership approach – working with NHS healthcare staff, Councils and other organisations

If you would like to find out more contact Geoff Curtis: Tel: 0115 963 1916 or email:

Your Feedback Matters

Nottinghamshire Healthcare is committed to listening and responding to the views and experiences of service users, patients and carers.

We want to hear about your experiences of our services. We want to hear your stories about your care and treatment. We will listen to what you have to say and respond.

If you have used our services and would like to leave your feedback please go to:

Or you can leave us your story at Care Opinion. Care Opinion is an independent site where you can leave your experiences of health services in the UK, good or bad. Your stories are passed on to the appropriate people to make a difference.

Contact Us

You can contact the Membership Office in the following ways:

Phone: 0115 9691300 or 0800 012 1623




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