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Quilter offers mental health support to advisers

Quilter offers mental health support to advisers

Quilter is offering a range of free talks for advisers to help them deal with common strains on their mental health.

The financial group is to host four talks this afternoon (January 18) via its There For You website, delivered by specialist mental health firm, Spill.

Quilter said the past year had been “extremely challenging” for everyone, including financial advisers, who have had to cope with increased demands and workloads while navigating a new way of working to assist clients.

According to the firm, many advisers were likely more stressed and anxious as a result and could experience burnout, status anxiety and stress.

Karen Blatchford, distribution director at Quilter, said: “Being a financial adviser is a demanding role, and sometimes involves dealing with complex client emotions and helping clients navigate difficult personal situations. 

“There has never been a more appropriate time to take care of our wellbeing, so we are pleased to be able to offer these free talks as part of a wider package of support to help advisers as well as our own staff through this difficult period.”

The 45-minute sessions — named beating the winter blues, avoiding burnout, dealing with stress, and understanding status anxiety — run from 12noon to 4.45pm today and are available here.

Will Allen-Mersh, partner at Spill, said: "Spill is putting on a series of online sessions on Monday 18th January, to help people understand and overcome the January blues. 

“With lockdown restrictions in place in the UK this January, it seems more pressing than ever that we all look out for our own mental wellbeing. 

“We are delighted Quilter is helping financial advisers to access this, and we hope many benefit from the talks on offer.”

The talks come alongside many other resources provided by Quilter and delivered by Spill aimed at supporting advisers’ wellbeing, including content such as how to approach news and social media and how to beat daily anxiety.

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