MIMHC’S mortgage industry mental health survey enters final week

The Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter (MIMHC) is urging “even more” employees to complete its annual mental health survey before entries close on Friday, April 26, 2024.

The Mortgage Industry Mental Health Survey 2024 provides industry employees with opportunity to share their real-life emotional and psychological experiences of working in the financial sector.

Based on the survey’s findings, MIMHC hopes that employers will subsequently implement initiatives and support strategies which will contribute to even healthier workplaces and working practices.

In total, 15 questions comprise this year’s survey which gauge opinion on highly relevant topics including workplace stress, sleep patterns, personal contentment and whether their employer’s mental health and wellbeing provision has – or could – improved.

Among the questions in this year’s survey were: ‘Over the last 12 months has your workplace’s mental health and wellbeing provision improved?’; ‘What aspects of the job have been most stressful over the last 12 months?’; and ‘What mental health and wellbeing support would you like to see your company provide?’

Last year’s Mortgage Industry Mental Health Survey found that nearly one third (30%) had seen their work/life balance either ‘somewhat worsen’ or ‘greatly worsen’ over the preceding 12 months, while a quarter (23%) of participants classed their overall state of mental wellbeing as either ‘poor’ or ‘of concern’.

Jason Berry (pictured), MIMHC co-founder and group sales director at Crystal Specialist Finance, said: “We’ve already had an excellent response from industry professionals this year – but we’re hoping that even more will now share their views to help shape the sector’s future before the survey closes on Friday, April 26.

“All entries are anonymous and this is everyone’s chance to make their views heard.

“The survey yields invaluable insights about the emotional and psychological issues that really count – from stress and anxiety to financial worries.

“These findings will be turned into a white paper which will be shared among our members during Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, which runs from May 13th to 19th, to enable them to implement appropriate initiatives and support packages.”