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MA speaks up for members: May 2022

A round-up of our recent policy and advocacy work

Every day the Magistrates' Association advocates on behalf of its members. Our national officers, together with our four policy committees and supported by our small staff team, cover a wide range of issues that matter most to our members and represent the organisation on external bodies. Find out what we have been working on most recently.

Five suggestions for coping with loneliness

A few ideas in honour of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

9-15 May 2022 marks Mental Health Awareness Week, an opportunity for us all to help raise awareness of and take steps to support our own and others' mental health. This year's theme is loneliness, so we've compiled some ideas that might help any of our members who are currently experiencing such feelings.

Looking back on a year in post

Our CEO reflects on his first 12 months in the hot-seat

Tom Franklin took up the role of the CEO of the Magistrates' Association at the end of May 2021. As he approaches his first anniversary in post, he reflects on the last 12 months and shares what's on the horizon for the year ahead.