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Mental Wellbeing Interventions and Resources

Helping politicians perform at the peak of their abilities for the sake of us all. 

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Solving the biggest issues of our time, like the climate crisis, war and inequality, will require excellent representative leaders who can work at the peak of their abilities. The interventions in this list either work on politicians’ mental wellbeing directly or address one of the major wellbeing influences identified in our Mere Mortals report. It is a starting point; we know we’ve likely missed great interventions and want to hear about them.

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Advocating for Safer Digital Platforms

#ShePersisted

Social Interventions

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Anti-Harassment Policy Guidelines: A Toolkit for Commonwealth Parliaments

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) & Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CPW)

Policies and Recommendations

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Better Health

National Health Service (NHS), UK

Multicomponent

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Campaigns, Training and Research

Glitch

Social Interventions

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Championing mental health in the public service

Apolitical.co

Social Interventions

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Dealing with imposter syndrome in the public service

Apolitical.co

Social Interventions

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Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: An Illustrated Guide

World Health Organization (WHO)

Policies and Recommendations

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Employee Health and Wellness Programme

Gauteng Provincial Government

Social Interventions

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Future Presidents Project

Women's Democracy Lab

Multicomponent

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Get Your Mind Plan

National Health Service (NHS), UK

Psychological Interventions

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Guidelines for the elimination of sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliament

Inter-Parliamentary Union

Policies and Recommendations

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Implementation guide of the
harassment, incivility and workplace
violence prevention policy

National Assembly of Québec

Policies and Recommendations

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Interventions to End Online Violence Against Women in Politics

National Democratic Institute

Policies and Recommendations

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Leadership Course for Parliamentarians

Next25

Other

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Mental Fitness

Elected Leaders Collective

Social Interventions

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Mental Health Toolkit for Commonwealth Parliaments

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)

Policies and Recommendations

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Mindfulness-training research in military cohorts

Jha Lab

Social Interventions

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Parliamentary Health and Wellbeing Service

House of Commons, UK

Physical Health Promotion

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Policy on Preventing and Managing Situations Involving Harassment in the Workplace

National Assembly of Québec

Psychological Interventions

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Post-Election Personal Care

Arena

Policies and Recommendations

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Set the Standard: Report on the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces

The Australian Human Rights Commission

Policies and Recommendations

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Support Her: Coaching and Support for Women in Elected Office

Elect Her

Psychological Interventions

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The Political Skills Framework: A Councillors Toolkit

Professor Jo Silvester for the Local Government Association (LGA)

Policies and Recommendations

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Transitioning to Life after Parliament

Deakin University

Policies and Recommendations

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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness

The Mindfulness Initiative

Multicomponent

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Aware: Mindfulness & Wellbeing

29K

Psychological Interventions

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Bullying and Harassment in the New Zealand Parliamentary Workplace

New Zealand Parliament

Policies and Recommendations

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Case Study: Onboarding of Parliamentarians at Canada's House of Commons

Inter-Parliamentary Union

Policies and Recommendations

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Climate Change and Mental Health

Apolitical.co

Social Interventions

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Disability Inclusive Communication Guidelines for Parliaments: Facilities of Inclusion

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)

Policies and Recommendations

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Government of Canada

Multicomponent

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Employee and Family Assistance Programme

Senate of Canada

Social Interventions

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Gender Sensitising Parliaments Guidelines: Standards and a Checklist for Parliamentary Change

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP)

Policies and Recommendations

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Global Parliamentary Code of Democratic Conduct

Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA)

Policies and Recommendations

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Guidelines on mental health at work

World Health Organization (WHO)

Policies and Recommendations

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Inner Development Goals Framework

Inner Development Goals

Policies and Recommendations

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Intimidation in Public Life - A Review by the Committee on Standards in Public Life

Committee on Standards in Public Life, UK Government

Policies and Recommendations

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MPs and staffers’ guide to mental health

Mind

Policies and Recommendations

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid International

Social Interventions

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Mental health handbook for MPs

Canadian Mental Health Association

Policies and Recommendations

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Motion for Respect: Report into Workplace Culture in the Tasmanian Ministerial and Parliamentary Services

Equal Opportunity Tasmania

Policies and Recommendations

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Parliamentary Workplace Support Service (PWSS)

Government of Australia

Psychological Interventions

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Political Mentoring Toolkit

Professor Jo Silvester and Dr. Christine Menges

Social Interventions

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Preventing Violence Against Women in Elections: A Programming Guide

UN Women and United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Policies and Recommendations

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SheVotes Toolkit

Women's Democracy Network at the International Republican Institute

Social Interventions

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Taking Care of Yourself to Serve Others: A Well-being Resource Guide for Election Officials

The Carter Center

Policies and Recommendations

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Toolkit: Balancing Public Service and Mental Health

Canadian Mental Health Association, Apathy is Boring, and Nominee

Policies and Recommendations

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Work and mental health

Beyond Blue

Social Interventions

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Annual Report 2022: Update on the implementation of recommendations from the Set the Standard report

Parliamentary Leadership Taskforce, Parliament of Australia

Policies and Recommendations

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Behavioural Statements for the parliamentary workplace

New Zealand Parliament

Policies and Recommendations

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Campaigns

Compassion in Politics

Social Interventions

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Centro Mente Aberta (Open Mind Center)

Mindfulness Brasil

Other

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Corporate Strategy 2018 to 2023

Northern Ireland Assembly Commission

Policies and Recommendations

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Disability Inclusive Communication Guidelines for Parliaments: Linguistic Principles

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)

Policies and Recommendations

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Employee Assistance Programs

Queensland Parliament

Multicomponent

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Equip Her: Training and Community for Women Candidates

Elect Her

Psychological Intervention

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Gender Sensitising Parliaments: A Seven-Step Guide

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP)

Policies and Recommendations

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Guidance for Better Workplace Wellbeing and Making Wellbeing Cost Effective Calculator

What Works Wellbeing

Policies and Recommendations

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Ideas and advice to accelerate the transition for new MPs entering New Zealand’s House of Representatives

The University of Auckland and Cass Business School, City University London

Policies and Recommendations

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Interactive Hub for Women's Political Leadership

iKNOW Politics

Multicomponent

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Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Standards: Final Report

Parliament of Australia

Policies and Recommendations

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Members’ Induction Calendar

New Zealand Parliament

Other

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Mental Health Handbook for Parliamentarians and Staff

Mental Health Literacy

Policies and Recommendations

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Mental wellbeing at work

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Policies and Recommendations

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OASIS

Family Values @ Work

Psychological Interventions

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Peer Support in the Workplace

Leeds Mind

Social Interventions

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Political Psychology

Raeburn Psychology