Bank tells brokers to "focus on themselves"

by Madison Utley09 Sep 2019

Acknowledging that the rapid “pace of change” experienced of late could wear down even the most resilient within the industry, a bank has partnered with the FBAA to help nurture the mental health of brokers.

As part of R U OK? Day, Suncorp has joined forces with the FBAA to host two free health and wellbeing workshops for mortgage brokers this week, one taking place in Melbourne on 11 September and the other in Sydney on 12 September.

“The past 12 to 18 months have been particularly challenging for brokers – both on a personal and professional level – as they have had to navigate change and a highly competitive lending environment,” said Suncorp national partnerships manager, Renee Blethyn.

“We know this pace of change can take its toll. Providing brokers with the tools and resources they need to manage their own health and resilience more effectively is essential.”

In the half day workshops, running from 9am to 2pm, brokers will be given access to mental health tools, resources and specialists committed to supporting them, their families and clients.

“While many events focus on the craft of being a mortgage broker, we know that taking time out to think about your own health and wellbeing, and learning how to better manage stress levels, is critical and often neglected,” said Blethyn.

“We invite our valued broker partners to invest half a day to focus on themselves and learn from this high calibre panel of experts.

“The workshops will give brokers a blueprint they can implement to help design a life and business that can lead to them being happier, healthier and even more successful.”

Peter White, managing director of the FBAA, has long been an ambassador for mental health, helping to raise awareness and tackle the anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses present within the industry.

“We are honoured to partner with Suncorp for these wellness workshops which are the beginning of a longer relationship between the FBAA and Suncorp to further support finance and mortgage brokers with their mental health and wellness – it’s such an important social issue,” he said. 

To register for the free event or for more information, visit: https://web.cvent.com/event/ef6f6b80-9457-4310-94e4-883a023431cd/summary