Mental Health Charter
The mental health and wellbeing of professionals in our industry is of vital importance and, as a result, at Uinsure we’ve joined the Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter (MIMHC), which provides guidance, tips and a framework for businesses like ours to follow to help make sure our team are fully supported.
By joining the Charter, Uinsure has signified its commitment to develop mental health awareness among its employees but good mental health and support goes above giving people a platform to air their concerns. A healthy work life balance and good working conditions are fundamental in helping people truly enjoy their time at work and opportunities for personal development are key in encouraging people to grow.
The Charter also encourages open conversations about mental health so we thought we’d kick things off with some top tips on how to manage your own wellbeing from two of our own experts; HR Manager, Emma Higgins, who is also our representative for Mental Health, and Katie Warren, one of our Business Development managers who looks after South West and West Midlands.
Be available to both talk and listen
Conversations can change lives and a simple ‘are you OK?’ can encourage people to open up if they’re struggling. Spend time with people you feel comfortable talking to about your feelings, too.
From checking in with your team-mates and keeping things collaborative. Appreciations and gratitude for jobs well done is great for motivation and boosting your own and others self esteem.
Breaks can improve productivity and overall work performance. Reclaim that lunch break to help you de-stress and re-charge. This could be an afternoon walk or lunch with your teammates.
Keep active and do something for yourself
Find time for your favourite hobbies. Exercise naturally releases endorphins – a walk may be better for you than having a nap in boosting your energy levels and fighting fatigue. Learning when to take a time out for some ‘me time’ so you can relax a touch is equally important.
Be in the present
Take time to be aware of yourself in the moment to gain a better perspective.
Get good sleep
It makes a massive difference to how we feel mentally and physically. The average adult needs 7-9 hours of sleep per day and if you’re not getting enough you may feel drowsy, irritable, less productive and it can even affect your skin.