Managing mental wellbeing and fatigue

20 November 2020

We've teamed up with inspirational speaker Chris Moon to explore managing fatigue in these unprecedented times.

One of the key themes that emerged from our virtual round table series with brokers this summer was how important mental wellbeing is to coping with a radically changed working environment culminating in a growing sense of fatigue amongst colleagues. Whilst brokers have adapted well to the current situation, our recent Broker Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey identified that 48% of brokers are experiencing stress with 66% of this due to managing workloads and 40% due to the pressure of hitting performance targets1.

Working from home has become living at work for many of us. We’ve become heavily reliant on technology to maintain connections where we can’t meet face-to-face and there is a sense of a lack of control over what happens next. A combination of these elements and more can be the cause of fatigue.

So how do we manage our mental health and wellbeing during these difficult times?

The starting point to rebalancing mental wellbeing is to focus on what we can control rather than on what we cannot control.

This is where Chris Moon can help. Chris is a former British Army officer, now an inspirational speaker, team development advisor and charity fundraiser. In our video, Chris talks about fatigue - what is it and what practical steps you can take to tackle it.

1 FWD State of mental health broker wellbeing survey 2020.

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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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