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Mere Mortals: the State of Politicians' Mental Wellbeing and Why It Matters

A report from the Apolitical Foundation

Politicians carry the world on their shoulders, but they’re mere mortals subject to the same human weaknesses as the rest of us.

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.

We interviewed and surveyed more than 150 politicians, academics, political leadership entrepreneurs and parties to find out the state of politicians' mental wellbeing and how it can be supported.


The politicians we surveyed had lower mental wellbeing than emergency-service employees.

It's a difficult but satisfying job.

We can do things to support them.

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