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Quilter offers advisers 'Blue Monday' mental wellbeing talks

Quilter offers advisers 'Blue Monday' mental wellbeing talks

Quilter is offering its advisers free mental wellbeing talks on 'Blue Monday', January 17.

Labelled as the most depressing day of the year, the wealth manager, in partnership with Spill, an organisation which provides mental health support, is offering a range of free talks for advisers to help them deal with common strains on their mental health including burnout, status anxiety and stress.

Karen Blatchford, distribution director at Quilter, said: “The past couple of years have been challenging for all, and financial advisers have needed to be there for their clients to help them navigate the pandemic and often complex personal situations.

“The pandemic has been a stark reminder that we must all take care of our mental wellbeing, and following positive feedback last year, we are pleased to once again be offering these free talks to support advisers this year, in addition to a wider offering of wellbeing support for our colleagues.”

Quilter said it is committed to supporting the mental wellbeing of advisers and their colleagues, so the free talks will offer support and guidance on beating the winter blues, breaking out of a procrastination and low productivity rut, as well as overcoming imposter syndrome.

Will Allen-Mersh, head of brand and marketing at Spill, said: "For a variety of reasons, Blue Monday is supposedly the emotional low point of the year, with many of us struggling with seasonal low mood or the winter blues. It's when the days are dark, it's ages until our next holiday, and many of us are trying to be a bit healthier. 

“It's a great time to think more concertedly about our mental wellbeing and build our resilience, which is why Spill is putting on a series of talks to help people do exactly this.”

The talks will be available today via Quilter’s website. 

Alongside the talks delivered by Spill, Quilter will also be supporting its customers and colleagues through a series of articles providing tips and tricks on various areas of personal finance and wellbeing that many find to be the most challenging.

These will include tips to improve money and mental health, how to take control of one's finances with an annual budget, five ways to make the most of one's retirement and five tips to help people up the property ladder.

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