The Forum has existed in Chester for over 20 years and has consistently adapted to meet changes in circumstances relating to mental health issues.

It is funded by West Cheshire Commissioning Group and its core purposes are:

1. To give mental health service users and carers a voice in the planning and delivery of mental health services.

2. To encourage the exchange of views and experience between service users and carers, statutory services and interested voluntary organisations.

3. To promote an interest in improving mental health across the complete spectrum of mental health needs