HEALTH chiefs are asking for the public's help in deciding whether to opt out of government control.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust are holding 12-week public consultation on plans to become a Foundation Trust.
As a Foundation Trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership would become an independent not-for-profit organisation under the NHS.
It could borrow money on the private markets and set its own financial and clinical priorities.
Trust members including local people, service users, carers, staff and stakeholders will have a say in how the Trust operates.
The consultation was launched this week with a series of posters about mental health.
Natalie Park, Foundation Trust project director, said: 'The posters are designed to underline the fact that mental health problems affect one in four people and are more common than many physical illnesses.'