‘Wellbeing for Councillors’ – A briefing for Elected Members on Minding their Mental Health & Wellbeing

Training Day Programme, Module 4 (Sept 2017)

Speaker: Cllr. Breda Gardner, Kilkenny Co. Co.

Stress management & Personal resilience People in all walks of life have days that are sometimes good, sometimes bad, and, most of the time, somewhere in between. Councillors are not exceptional in this regard but their frontline role in the public arena does bring specific demands. The seemingly endless round of meetings, the cut and-thrust of political life, and the way in which social media demands instant results – all are among the pressures which can impact on a Councillor’s well-being.

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