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The mental health of our politicians

Please note, this event has been postponed. Further details will be added in due course

Friday 8th February 2019 at The Egg Suite, MediaCityUK, Salford

As we are all too aware, elected politicians make decisions that affect our daily lives, which means their experiences of work and well-being are a public concern. This is not just an issue for politicians, but also for the effective functioning of our democracy. Nevertheless their well-being is not usually high on the public agenda, yet if we are to ensure that MPs are in the best position to run the country, then assessing the stressors of their job and ensuring there are appropriate support systems are important. In addition, by highlighting mental health in such a high profile group, this can only raise awareness of well-being in all workplaces.

Who is the course intended for?

The course is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate psychology students. The event is open to both BPS members and Non-Members.

Please note, this event is credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking. If you need an invoice, please submit your booking form and contact us.

Please note, this event has been postponed. Further details will be added in due course

Registration fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.


Friday 8th February 2019

Please note, all speakers, timings and content are subject to change.

13:15Event Starts
16:00Event Close

Speakers and Facilitators


Dr Ashley Weinberg

Dr Ashley Weinberg is a Chartered Psychologist, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Salford and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has over 20 years experience in lecturing, research and consultancy, having produced four books on well-being at work and the functioning of national politicians. He also specialises in interactive workshops with audiences as diverse as psychiatrists, community health trainers, students and dentists applying psychological theories to real-world situations. From 2000-2006, Ashley led the establishment of the Psychology department at the University of Salford, where he continues to be based. He is a media contact for the British Psychological Society and has contributed to broadcasts in the United Kingdom, USA, Australia and France.

Recently Ashley has been appointed the Chair of the new Political Psychology section.


The Egg Suite, MediaCityUK

University of Salford, Salford Quays, M50 2HE •  Directions

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