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Group Card to Women's Equality Party in thanks for their position on MUS

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by lilpink, May 20, 2017.

  1. lilpink

    lilpink Senior Member

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    The Women's Equality Party has come out out against MUS as a mental health condition in their Manifesto that was launched on 12th May -

    https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.n...3495_Manifesto_2017_V4_Singles.pdf?1494600051

    " "“Medically unexplained symptoms” or “MUS” should not be regarded as a mental health condition or problem"

    This GroupCard expresses these thanks:
    ""Many thanks for stating in your Manifesto that 'medically unexplained symptoms' (MUS) should not be regarded as a mental health condition. Of c. 250k UK patients with ME/CFS, about 3/4 are women. May 12 was International ME Awareness Day. WHO defines it as neurological, not MUS or biopsychosocial."

    Please consider signing this card of thanks. If you are able to add an example (limited characters willing) of how this made-up diagnosis has harmed you or a member of your family then please do.


    http://www.groupcard.com/c/QACkpQAJPMw/Thank-You-Card-for-Women039s-Equality-Party
     
  2. lilpink

    lilpink Senior Member

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    Closes Friday 26th May
     
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    dangermouse Senior Member

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    Done :thumbsup:
     
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  4. lilpink

    lilpink Senior Member

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    :trophy::thumbsup:
     
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    Orla Senior Member

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    Done
     
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  6. lilpink

    lilpink Senior Member

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    Thank you to those who have added their signatures. I think making even the most nascent political party aware that their health policy is hitting the mark is very important.
     
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    Neunistiva Senior Member

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  8. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1

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    done. It only allows one to do a paragraph.
     
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  9. Jo Best

    Jo Best Senior Member

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    Thanks @lilpink :thumbsup:

    I really like that the slogan / hashtag for the Women's Equality Party Manisfesto is #NickablePolicies so the fact that they've included the problem of MUS and inequality for men and women in health and medical research is particularly helpful, in that they want the other parties to take on their ideas or adopt their policies. This page has a video of them delivering their manifesto to the offices of the other political parties:
    http://www.womensequality.org.uk/manifesto

     
    Last edited: May 21, 2017
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  10. lilpink

    lilpink Senior Member

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    Closing Friday. :cautious:
     
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  11. lilpink

    lilpink Senior Member

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    Last few hours to sign.
     
  12. Jo Best

    Jo Best Senior Member

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    Today's the day!
     
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  13. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    signed.
     
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