Exclusive: MIMHC launches interview series on mental health

By: ameer@trustedteam.com

The Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter (MIMHC) has launched a series of monthly video interviews called ‘Keeping the mental health conversation going’.

MIMHC was launched by Jason Berry of Crystal Specialist Finance, Scott Howitt of Chartwell Mortgage Services and Andrew Montlake of Coreco.

In the first video of the series, Berry speaks to Knowledge Bank chief executive Nicola Firth, also a founding member of the signatory, about the mental health framework she employs in her growing business and how she takes care of her own mental health.

MIMHC is a not-for-profit organisation that was founded to raise awareness of employees’ mental health and how the industry can take positive action to improve it.

A total of seven firms co-founded the initiative, who agree to commit to the following:

  • To develop mental health awareness among employees using activities and advocacy.
  • To encourage open conversations about mental health and the support available to employees who may be struggling.
  • To provide employees with good working conditions that encourage a healthy work life balance and opportunities for development.
  • To promote effective people management through line managers and ensure there is a focus on physical and mental wellbeing as well as performance.
  • To routinely monitor employee mental health and wellbeing through surveys and regular contact with managers.
  • To have a named contact for mental health support.

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