Annual Members' Meeting and Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust held its Annual Members’ Meeting and AGM this year at the Shoreline Conference Centre in Butlins, Bognor Regis.
A fantastic day was had by all whilst we celebrated our yearly get-together of internal and external organisations, stall holders, and most importantly; our members. 
Mind and Movement was the theme for this year and we were delighted to welcome over 100 people to the seaside for a sunny start to the day.
Beginning the formal part of the day with our AGM the Chair opened proceedings and our Chief Executive gave an update on the Trusts achievements throughout the last 12 months. Our Chief Finance Officer presented the Annual Report and Accounts and members heard from the Chair with an update on progress against our Membership Strategy. The session finished with an opportunity for members to ask our Board questions. 
During the lunch, guests were able to visit the market stalls again and enjoy the music played by Open Strings, some were even encouraged to have a go themselves.  
The afternoon session gave guests an overview of the Trusts’ new Organisational Strategy. This led into our presentations, starting with Team Springwell on assisting people with learning disabilities to have a say in their care. Following this was our Director of Transformation who spoke about the benefits physical activity can have on mental health and we heard a heart-warming story from Jeremy on how running has helped her mental health recovery journey and how he now delivers running groups, through the Sussex Recovery College, into services to help other patients. Our final presentation of the afternoon was from the Chief Executive of Capital Projects who explained how the Pathfinder partnership is transforming access to mental health and wellbeing support for local people. 
Closing the afternoon off were two fun-filled and interactive workshops; Poetry with Rob Gee and Movement to Music with Natalie Butt. Both workshops were well-attended and we have received really positive feedback. Thank you to all that attended this year and made it a very special day.