An aggregation group has teamed up with a not-for-profit organisation in a show of support for mental health and wellbeing in the mortgage broking industry.
The partnership between Choice Aggregation Services and R U OK? was announced on R U OK? Day on 12 September. The suicide prevention organisation advocates for people to connect and have regular, meaningful conversations with others and to actively support those who may be struggling.
Addressing the 400 brokers and industry participants in attendance at the Choice National Conference on the Gold Coast, CEO Stephen Moore said, “Choice is passionate about helping brokers – it’s in our DNA.”
“The decision to partner with R U OK? was a natural fit for us as we continue to raise awareness of mental health, looking out for one another, and building resilience throughout the industry.”
Noting the “opportunities and challenges” created by the rapid pace at which the broking industry has been evolving and professionalising itself, Moore highlighted, “We all have a role to play to look out for each other.”
“We want brokers to feel optimistic and excited about the future, and this can only be made possible by maintaining a positive mindset, highlighting the importance of peer to peer support in the workplace, and encouraging everyone to better support those around them,” he added.
Ruth Markham, R U OK? strategic partnership manager, said the organisation was pleased to be partnering with Choice to help encourage “more life-changing conversations” across Australia.
“Choice’s support will help us tackle the complex and sensitive challenge of suicide prevention. Funds contributed will assist us in achieving our vision of a world where everyone feels connected,” he said.