2018-19 Resolution Shortlist 

Below are the final two resolutions that have been put forward for the NFWI Annual Meeting on 5th June in Bournemouth. 

Over the last decade there has been a massive decline in the number of bus services, particularly of those in rural and semi-rural areas. In order to alleviate loneliness, improve health and wellbeing, as well as promoting sustainable development, the NFWI calls on the Government and local authorities to increase subsidies and work in partnership with bus companies and community transport operators to enable an adequate provision of services.

Cervical screening saves around 5,000 lives a year, yet attendance is currently at its lowest for a decade. The NFWI urges WI members to attend routine screening, to take action to raise awareness of the importance of cervical screening and address barriers to attendance to help eradicate cervical cancer.

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Current campaign

Mental Health Matters

After the highest ever voting turnout, with over 100,000 members taking part in the selection process, Mental Health Matters went forward to the NFWI Annual meeting in Cardiff on 6 June 2018. The resolution was passed with 98% of the vote.

The ‘Mental Health Matters’ is a resolution which seeks to tackle the stigma associated with mental health problems; this will now form the basis of a new NFWI campaign:

“Mental health matters as much as physical health. The NFWI urges all WI members to recognise the importance of parity between mental health and physical health and take action to make it as acceptable to talk about mental health issues as much as physical health issues, and to lobby government for better support for mental illness.” Callow End WI, Worcester

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