The Personal Finance Society has launched a wellbeing hub to support advisers on mental and physical health issues.
The hub comprises a variety of resources, including videos and articles, covering topics such as maintaining good mental health at home and overseeing a team of employees during the pandemic.
The wellbeing hub was launched in response to heightened awareness around wellbeing as a result of the pandemic, according to the PFS.
Noting the importance of financial advisers in supporting their clients, the society added that many would themselves be impacted and in need of additional support.
Keith Richards, chief executive of the Personal Finance Society, said: “We want to make sure that our members have access to additional support as they work to assist a growing number of consumers finding themselves in vulnerable circumstances due to the economic fall-out of Covid-19.
“That is why, in addition to the practical professional support we already offer members to develop their skills, knowledge and network, we decided to launch a wellbeing hub offering support with mental and physical health issues.
“If financial advisers are to effectively assist their clients it is essential that they also take care of themselves and we encourage them to give their wellbeing a boost by visiting our hub today, which offers resources to help them, their clients and others around them.”
According to the PFS, information on support provided by its local institutes and localised regions will be added shortly as the hub is updated throughout the year.
The launch of the wellbeing hub comes after Richards last year said the professional body was looking at how best to support advisers’ wellbeing in what could be a “lonely” industry.
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