Coventry Building Society signs Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter

Coventry Building Society has signed the Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter (MIMHC), coinciding with Mental Health awareness week, commencing Monday 13th June.

Those who sign the charter agree to implement its six recommendations, which include; encouraging open conversations about mental health, developing mental health awareness among employees, providing good working conditions which promote a healthy work-life balance and ensuring there is a focus on mental health as well as performance.

​Signing the charter is the next step for the society to promote the importance of good mental health for its employees and external partners.

The society already has over 30+ Mental Health First Aiders, hosts regular drop-in sessions to encourage conversations around mental health, and allows colleagues to specifically take time to focus on their wellbeing.

On Monday (13th May) colleagues at the Society welcomed co-founders of the MIMHC (Jason Berry, Will Lloyd-Hayward and Jonathan White) to their head office in Coventry, to support them on the first day of their 125-mile fundraising walk. 

Jonathan Stinton, head of intermediary relationships at Coventry Building Society, said: “This industry can be a fast-paced challenging environment to work in – but no matter what, mental wellbeing should always come first.

“That’s something we want to make clear not only to our own colleagues, but to all our partners in the field too.

“By signing the charter brokers and lenders are sending a strong signal that mental wellbeing is vital to the industry and everyone should feel empowered to talk about it.”