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.
Join VOX by completing the online application form or contact the office to request a membership application form.
Call VOX on 0141 572 1663
Email VOX at firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to VOX at:
c/o Mental Health Foundation (Scotland)
5th Floor, Merchants House
30 George Square
Glasgow G2 1EG
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.