Newcastle for Intermediaries signs up to the Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter

Newcastle for Intermediaries has become the latest signatory to support the Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter (MIMHC).

Established to support all firms operating within the mortgage sector, Newcastle for Intermediaries joins an expanding list of industry stakeholders in their commitment to supporting the charter.

All signatories voluntarily abide to six governing rules, designed to ensure best practice when dealing with the health and wellbeing of their workforce. 

All members are required to: develop mental health awareness amongst employees, encourage open conversations about mental health, provide employees with good working conditions that encourage a healthy work life balance, promote effective people management through line managers and ensure there is a focus on physical and mental wellbeing, routinely monitor employee mental health and wellbeing through surveys, and have a named contact for mental health support.

Franco Di Pietro (pictured), head of intermediary mortgages at Newcastle Building Society, said: “We’re committed to being a great place to work and helping our communities make positive changes through a wide range of initiatives, and by fostering a culture of positive mental health.

“As part of our commitment to our intermediary partners and in addition to the several steps our Society has taken to support the mental health and wellbeing of its members and colleagues we’re proud to become signatories to The Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter.”

Martin Reynolds , co-founder of the Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter, said: “It is great to see Newcastle for Intermediaries become the latest signatory to our Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter.

“As we build activities throughout the next 12 months I am sure the Newcastle Building Society team can contribute hugely.

“Our charter continues to build momentum and we very much look forward to evolving our MIMHC proposition so it truly serves the mental health and wellbeing needs of those operating in our sector”