The lack of good mental wellbeing is talked about as a hidden pandemic. Before the Covid-19 crisis, we were already facing a mental health crisis; and the circumstances of the last year have tested the emotional and mental resilience of every one of us. The global pandemic changed ways of working, and physical or emotional health concerns have resulted in increased symptoms of poor mental wellbeing for many. Indeed, a survey carried out by the Chartered Insurance Institute found that nearly six out of 10 insurance professionals suffered from depression, anxiety, emotional distress, or another mental health condition during the pandemic.
Insurance benchmarking survey
This is why BIBA, working with Mental Health in Business and Insurance Age, is seeking to fully understand the state of mental health in the insurance sector through a benchmarking study.
Participating in the survey, developed in line with the Thriving at Work Report’s ‘Core Standards’, will help business leaders in the insurance industry to identify the positive steps they can take to build mental wellbeing resilience in their organisation.
The survey does not seek to establish the impacts of Covid per se, but to draw a line in the sand upon which we can build.
As stated by Claire Russell of MHIB, the BIBA member mental wellbeing facility provider; “There has never been a more important time for business leaders to prioritise workplace mental wellbeing, and to understand what measures need to be taken to create safe and healthy working environments, for all. “
Please take the time to take this survey and help us to help our sector provide the support that might be needed in their businesses.