Just Mortgages introduces mental health support scheme

Just Mortgages has launched a mental health support scheme for its self-employed brokers.

The initiative provides access to a 24-hour helpline that offers advice on topics such as stress management, financial difficulties, and relationship matters.

The brokers will also benefit from six free counselling sessions each year, supplied by Health Assured, and a workplace wellbeing assistance provider which offers a non-stop helpline, with calls answered by experienced in-house counsellors, legal and financial specialists.

In addition, brokers will have access to webinars for self-help advice and an app to track their own mental wellbeing.

Sian Musial, training manager at Just Mortgages, said: “The pandemic has certainly had a significant impact on many peoples’ mental wellbeing; what is crucial for people to understand is that it’s okay not to feel okay. 

“Most of us at some point in our lives will struggle with our mental health, and we want to create a culture where people feel they can ask for the support they need. 

“It’s really important that the advice and support provided comes from outside of Just Mortgages. 

“We do have trained mental health first-aid members of staff, but we want our brokers to have the option to speak to someone separate to the organisation in complete confidence. 

“The help doesn’t need to be in any way related to work — it’s all about providing care for the individual. 

“The support is also available to the brokers’ families, as so often when one person is struggling, it will have an impact on those closest to them.

“We’re really proud of the support we can now provide; we have a moral responsibility and duty of care to all our advisers and, through this partnership with Health Assured, we can offer them all a level of support.”

Joanne Lister, corporate relationship manager at Health Assured, added: “Heath Assured is proud to support Just Mortgages’ staff with its mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. 

“Mental health issues can easily slip by unnoticed, but the effects can massively impact life at work for employees and their wider teams. 

“By providing 24/7, 365-day support, Just Mortgages will help workers overcome mental health conditions and become more content in the workplace; the benefits this brings are invaluable.”

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