The McPin Foundation Trustees govern all our activities including overseeing the work of the research unit delivered by our staff team and our public involvement in research programme. Our Trustees are selected to bring a range of skills, experience and contacts to help deliver our stated aims. They share a dedication to improving mental health research.
We are committed to having a minimum of 50% of the Board representing people personally affected by mental health problems.
To reflect the planned growth of the McPin Foundation in 2014-2015 our structures will be changing to include a Lived Experienced Advisory Group (LEAP). This group will be made up of service users, survivors, family members and friend carers.
Vanessa Pinfold, one of the founding members of the McPin Foundation, stepped down as Chair of Trustees in 2013 to take up the role of establishing our research unit. She reports to the McPin Foundation’s Independent Trustee Group (ITG) in her role as the McPin Foundation Research Director.