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Such a solution would benefit from UK organisations such as Brass Bands England, The Scottish Brass Band Association and other UK and global counterparts, as well as regional and local band member organisations backing such a provision and helping to implement this into all its member bands. Official professional membership organisations for brass band conductors and adjudicators such as NABBC and ABBA would benefit from mental health awareness training to implement into their provisions and procedures so their conduct, written and spoken words don’t exacerbate any pre-existing mental health issues in brass band musicians. These organisations also have a responsibility to support and encourage the good mental health of their members too, making sure they have the support they need to undergo their duties to the best of their abilities, without suffering nerves, anxiety and adverse pressures. Members of the brass band press should also be more mental health aware and acknowledge the mental health of brass musicians when writing. Especially in competition related reports and ‘on-the-day’ analysis, which play a major role in the mental ill health of our brass band musicians. Any person writing for the brass band media should work by strict guidelines in promoting good mental health and wellbeing in the brass band movement.

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