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VOX is a member-led organisation and our strength lies in our members’ knowledge, experience and commitment. New members are always welcome and can join as individuals, groups or associates.

Get involved and have your voice heard.

Choose Between VOX individual membership, group membership and associate membership.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

VOX is a member-led organisation, and VOX members shape VOX values and priorities by attending our two national members’ meetings per year, contributing to VOX research and/or standing for election to the VOX Board. Anyone with a lived experience of mental illness (past or present) can join and a formal diagnosis is not required.

Individual members can attend two national members’ meetings per year (the September AGM and the Jan/Feb winter meeting), receive copies of our regular newsletter and access training and capacity-building events. VOX members can also contribute to VOX research and consultation and can represent VOX and other individuals with mental health issues on bodies such as Holyrood’s Mental Health Cross Party Group, the Independent Living In Scotland Project Development Steering Group, Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Mental Welfare Commission Practice Network and the Peer Support Development Group.

VOX Membership is free and we reimburse members’ travelling expenses when they attend VOX national members’ meetings or other VOX-endorsed events. Joining VOX will not leave you out of pocket and you can read our expenses policy here – VOX operates within the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and uses the MHF Expenses Policy for guidance.

The VOX Board considers membership applications at its regular monthly meetings and is welcoming and inclusive. You’ll be notified of your membership shortly after it’s been approved.

GROUP MEMBERSHIP

Mental health groups led by service users and/or individuals with a lived experience of mental illness can join VOX as group members. Group membership allows several members from the group to attend VOX events and cast a collective vote on behalf of their organisation on AGM resolutions.

The VOX Board considers membership applications at its regular monthly meetings and is welcoming and inclusive. You’ll be notified of your membership shortly after it’s been approved.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Mental health groups led by service providers, volunteers or carers can join VOX as Associate Group Members. Associate Group Members enjoy many of the benefits of Group Members but – reflecting VOX’s remit as a service user-led organisation – can’t vote on AGM resolutions.

The VOX Board considers membership applications at its regular monthly meetings and is welcoming and inclusive. You’ll be notified of your membership shortly after it’s been approved.

Become a Member

VOX is a member-led organisation and our strength lies in our members’ knowledge, experience and commitment. New members are always welcome and can join as individuals, groups or associates.

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Events

We will provide an update on current work, nominate board directors, review accounts, and host breakout room discussions to connect with fellow members and learn more about each other.

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Local Groups

Join a local group to meet new people and share your interests. And don’t be afraid to contact one of the big Scottish or UK mental health agencies if you need some information.

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Projects

VOX works alongside group members, as well as others to develop key programmes of work based on our members priorities and other current important areas of work.

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VOX Scotland is a national membership organisation, open to all people in Scotland with lived experience of mental health difficulties. We represent the views of our 500+ individual, group, and associate members to politicians and health professionals – making sure that Scotland’s laws and mental health services reflect their needs and interests.

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Company Limited by Guarantee
No 361753
Registered Charity in Scotland
No SC040646

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VOX Scotland
McLellan Works
274 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow
G2 3EH

Phone:
0141 226 9856

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