Just Mortgages has launched a series of online mental health workshops for principals at their broker firms to help them promote the mental health support available for individual brokers.
The workshop topics include stress management and how to manage a team’s mental health.
The new support is designed to complement the wellbeing part of their management induction which helps managers recognise the early signs of mental health issues.
Managers are also taught the correct approach to take to offer brokers the confidential support that is available and how to access it.
As part of the launch, Just Mortgages has renewed its partnership with Health Assured who provide all staff and brokers with an independent, free and confidential helpline offering mental health support over the phone.
The Employee Assistance Programme is available all year round and gives compassionate support to staff and brokers.
Just Mortgages national operations director John Philips says: “Buying a house is always touted as one of the most stressful things in a person’s life but it’s easy to forget that It’s not just borrowers but brokers who are caught up in the stress and pressure of the process.”
“The stress is inevitably going to have a knock-on effect for brokers, and this will be present and building throughout their professional career.”