The firm has produced four videos discussing mental health in the workplace

Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has partnered with motivational speaker Chris Moon to produce a series of four videos, designed to help improve broker mental health and wellbeing.

The videos, which launch today, feature Moon in conversation with Ecclesiastical’s commercial director Adrian Saunders – the pair discuss topics such as how to recognise and manage stress, the importance of opening up and talking about mental health as well as how to support others who are experiencing poor mental wellbeing.

The videos further highlight Moon’s personal experiences as he shares tips on how to manage wellbeing, workloads and stress.

Moon is a double amputee former army officer, who speaks globally on topics such as mindfulness, change management, health and safety and empowerment.

Stress impacts

Ecclesiastical’s video series was created off the back of its annual broker wellbeing survey, now in its second year.

The survey, which this year polled 200 brokers, aims to encourage a greater dialogue around mental health in the industry, as well as works to reduce the stigma around mental wellbeing issues in the workplace.

This year’s results found that two-thirds of brokers have experienced some kind of mental health issue linked to work over the past 12 months. Three in five respondents, for example, have experienced stress, while 37% have dealt with anxiety and 34% have felt overwhelmed.

‘Positive progress’

Saunders said: “While our 2019 broker wellbeing survey found that three in five brokers feel stress at work, it also showed that as an industry, we are making positive progress towards building supportive environments and opening up about issues of wellbeing.

“We wanted to take the conversation forward and so we teamed up with Chris to explore how we can better connect with our wellbeing, recognise our stress triggers, build resilience and help those around us.

“Chris is a truly inspirational figure and we hope these videos become a useful resource for brokers.”