A podcast about improving mental health in politics and public life. Hosted by former political staffers Emile Scheffel and Dale Richardson. Produced by 306 Media Productions. Learn more about PERSIST at wepersist.ca.
Listener Survey, and summer break.
July 14, 2021
Paul Wilson on the impact of COVID-19 on parliamentary staff, teaching future political staff and officials, and stress as an opposition staffer
June 30, 2021
Wade Grant on mental health in Indigenous politics, the Kamloops residential school tragedy, and coping with panic attacks
June 16, 2021
Tim Powers on depression and escapism, the mania of working in politics, and supporting the mental health of employees and political staff
June 02, 2021
Kristin Raworth on sexual violence and harassment in political workplaces, and lessons political staff can learn from the civil service
May 19, 2021
Mumilaaq Qaqqaq on suffering "extreme burnout, anxiety and depression", taking a mental health leave, and the suicide and housing crisis in the North
May 03, 2021
Brett Chang on the importance of saying "no" as a political staffer, leaving politics because of mental health, and why politics should never be a first job
April 21, 2021
Christy Clark on struggling with an eating and exercise disorder, supporting colleagues in difficult times, and the mental health of women in politics
April 07, 2021
Dr. Ashley Weinberg on his work studying mental health in politics, the pressures in political workplaces and on politicians, and why mental health is important for a functioning democracy
April 07, 2021
March 21, 2021
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