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MU Motion to TUC LGBT+ Conference 2017

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is delighted to be taking part in the Trades Union Congress (TUC) LGBT+ Conference once again. This year, the MU’s motion is about mental health. #TUCLGBT

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is delighted to be taking part in the Trades Union Congress (TUC) LGBT+ Conference once again.
 
This year, the MU’s motion is about mental health.
 
Recent research suggests that you are more likely to suffer from mental ill health than the wider population if you’re LGBT+.
 
This problem is compounded if you are LGBT+ and working in the arts.
 
Despite this "Generalist” services are failing to meet current needs of LGBT+ people and without specialist support, LGBT+ people will continue to experience mental health inequality, stigma and discrimination. 
 
The motion calls on Conference to ask the TUC LGBT+ Committee to lobby government and the NHS to ensure:
  • An increased proportion of funding is allocated to providers of mental health support services to help rebalance efforts towards prevention of mental ill health and building resilience.
  • LGBT+ people and the organisations that represent them are involved in the development and provision of mental health services.
  • Improve equality and diversity training for representatives from across the health and social care services and primary care staff, including frontline staff so they are more LGBT+ friendly.
  • That the importance of LGBT+ awareness is enforced across the wider policy spectrum including housing, crime and policing, transport, and employment, to enable joined-up policy making which can respond to LGBT+ people’s needs. 
Stay up to date with TUC LGBT+ Conference on Twitter, via @WeAreTheMU or the hashtag #TUCLGBT.
 
Published: 06/07/2017

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