Mental health network

MHN running election process for new board members

Sean Duggan

The Mental Health Network (MHN) is currently running elections for four positions on its board: two service user representatives, one chief executive representative and one healthcare practitioner representative.

Representing a constituent group on the Mental Health Network board is an opportunity to shape the work of the Network and become involved in shaping mental health policy and practice on a national level.

Through this election the Mental Health Network wishes to ensure that its Board is more reflective of the population served by mental health services. We therefore welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds and gratefully received all nominations of individuals with protected characteristics.

Terms on the Mental Health Network board last three years and the board meets four times a year. The MHN constitution including a Code of Conduct for Board Members is available to download.

NHS chief executive representative position

The NHS chief executive representative can come from any statutory NHS provider organisation in Mental Health Network membership.

Healthcare practitioner representative position

The healthcare practitioner in active substantive clinical practice representative can come from any organisation in Mental Health Network membership.

Service user representative positions

The Service user representatives can come from any organisation in Mental Health Network membership.

Service user representatives sit on the MHN board on behalf of members to provide expert advice, reflect service user views and contribute to the work of the Network on policy and service development.

Service user representatives receive a £200 allowance per meeting, including preparation time, along with reasonable expenses. The Network supports representatives who require the support of an advocate.


All chief executives of MHN member organisations have been sent voting forms by email.

All voting forms should be returned to by 17:00 Friday 29 June 2018.

Further information

New board members will join the board from the Network’s 24 July board meeting at the NHS Confederation offices in London.

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