Psychiatrist, Writer, Commentator

Election survival guide: nine tips for politicians and one for us

Sunday, 08th May 2016

We’re off and racing; an election is booked for July 2. For most of us this means a little extra news to digest each day, a few extra likes to click on Facebook, and a chance to voice our treasured opinions.

But for those in the business of politics it’s a marathon like no other. Eight weeks of deadlines, debates, press releases, public appearances and handshaking. Motives will be questioned and personalities will be judged.

What should politicians and their teams do to stay healthy and sane? Here are ten tips – nine for the politicians, and one for the rest of us.