Mental health and wellbeing in the insurance industry
Welcome to Insurance Covered! The podcast that looks at the inner workings of the insurance industry with the help of expert guests. This week we have Nick Bloy, Founder of Wellbeing Republic, and the topic of discussion will be mental health and wellbeing with a particular focus on the insurance industry.
Nick talks about his career journey, starting as a lawyer before moving into a mental health and well being role. We look at the rise of mental health, making its way onto the top agendas of companies across the globe, something that wasn't the case 2 years ago.
He then gives valuable insight into wellbeing research conducted from within the insurance industry. The results indicated high levels of stress felt on an everyday basis, resulting in a number of people wanting to leave the industry.
Nick describes some of the strategies and techniques companies can use to ensure staff feel valued, are happy and display 'high level of wellbeing'. The connection between having happy staff and motivation and performance are then discussed with the unsurprising correlation that if your employees are happy and feel valued, levels of performance are likely to rise.
Finally Nick takes us through a live wellbeing exercise that can be done by everyone.