Scott Ludlam Announces He’s Taking Time Off To Deal W/ Depression & Anxiety

Greens Senator and deadset legend Scott Ludlam has announced he’s taking a leave of absence to treat ongoing depression and anxiety.

He posted the announcement on his Facebook page today, assuring the public that his A+ team will be taking care of his portfolios in his absence. 

Friends, I am taking a leave of absence to treat depression and anxiety. These are issues I’ve been dealing with for a while.

I will return to work as soon as I’m able to give the commitment the work demands.

The team in my office will continue to support and work for the constituents of WA, and work with my senate colleagues to manage my portfolio responsibilities.

They will also continue to share important news and events here on this page.

I am fortunate to be getting the very best of care from my friends and family, and my health professionals. Take care of each other,


We wish him all the best during his recovery, and hope to him flaunting his beautiful head of hair / taking the piss out of right wing nuts soon.

Photo: Facebook / Scott Ludlam.

For help or information about mental illness, contact BeyondBlue on 1300 22 4636, Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or MensLine Australia on 1300 78 99 78. If you are in crisis, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.