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Just Mortgages unveils new mental health workshops

Just Mortgages has launched a series of online mental health workshops for broker firms’ principals to help them promote the mental health support available for individual brokers.

The workshops will cover a range of topics, including stress management and how to manage a team’s mental health.

The sessions are designed to complement the wellbeing part of principals’ management induction, which helps them recognise the early signs of mental health issues.

Managers will also be taught the correct approach to offer brokers the confidential support that is available and how to access it. 

In addition, Just Mortgages has renewed its partnership with Health Assured, which will provide all staff and brokers with an independent, free and confidential helpline offering mental health support over the phone.

John Philips, national operations director at Just Mortgages (pictured above), said: “We recognised that for many brokers, dealing with the stress associated with homebuying day-in day-out can negatively affect their mental health, so we wanted to put a structure in place where appropriate support was free and easily accessible. 

“By launching these workshops, we’re able to ensure that the heads of broker firms are aware of the support available and can proactively communicate this to their brokers.   

“It’s a crucial part of the success of the service that it is provided by a trusted third party so that confidentiality is assured and help is provided without judgement or any stigma. 

“Feedback from staff has been overwhelming positive since we introduced this, and I'd encourage every firm to look at providing this support if they don’t already.”

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