Helping others

23 January 2020

Inspirational speaker Chris Moon joins us again and discusses what steps we can take to support others in need.

Our survey1 found that over two-thirds of brokers have experienced some kind of mental health issue linked to work in the last 12 months. Here we explore how we can support others in need and dig into some of the ways employers are introducing a variety of supports for employees, from counselling to yoga.

Our survey also identified:

  • 54% agree that attitudes towards mental health have improved in their organisation in the past 12 months
  • Nine in every 10 brokers are confident they can recognise the signs of poor mental health in themselves and feel they have the tools and techniques to cope with everyday stresses
  • Brokers working for national networks are significantly more likely to experience a mental health issue than brokers working for regional and provincial brokerages.

Our intention with these videos is to offer insight and support on topics that our research has identified as areas of concerns 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.

Broker wellbeing survey 2019, FWD Research, 200 brokers

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Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (Ecclesiastical) wishes to thank Chris Moon for sharing his own experience of overcoming adversity. Ecclesiastical has produced this video in an effort to raise awareness and break down stigma, helping people in the broking community connect with strategies to manage stress.

The guidance in this video is provided 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.

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