Brokers still stressed despite positive progress

03 May 2023

Despite attitudes towards mental health improving, stress continues to be an major issue for brokers.

Our Broker Wellbeing Research September 2022 has highlighted that three-quarters of brokers believe their firm is committed to improving wellbeing with a record number of brokerages introducing wellbeing measures in the workplace. However, 7 out of 10 brokers have experienced stress at work in the past 12 months with workload and regulation changes remaining the main contributor.

To help our broker community address the causes of these mental health challenges, we’ve teamed up with expert mental health advisors. Founded by Claire Russell, a former senior financial services professional, Mental Health in Business is a leading adviser on wellbeing in the workplace. 

Each of these webinars is less than an hour and provide a practical approach to managing mental health concerns.

If you’d like to explore more with Mental Health in Business, they’re here to help you. Visit the website or Email:

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Our intention with this content is to offer insight and support on topics that our research has identified as areas of concern for our brokers. It’s important to note we’re not medical professionals and if you feel that you or someone you know is in crisis, please seek professional help. The Samaritans can be contacted free of charge on 116 123.

The guidance provided is for information purposes and is general and educational in nature and does not constitute mental health advice. You are free to choose whether or not to use it and it should not be considered a substitute for seeking professional help in specific circumstances. Accordingly, Ecclesiastical and its subsidiaries shall not be liable for any losses, damages, charges or expenses, whether direct, indirect, or consequential and howsoever arising, that you suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with your use or reliance on the information provided in this video except for those which cannot be excluded by law.

We acknowledge that an individual's experience with mental health issues or concerns is unique to that individual. If you have any questions personally or in connection with co-workers, family or friends, we encourage you to contact your General Practitioner or your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) if you have one as part of your benefits plan. Where links are provided to other sites and resources of third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Ecclesiastical is not responsible for the contents of those sites or resources.