Opening up

23 January 2020

In this video, Chris and Adrian explore tips for opening up, and tackling the issue of stigma.


Encouragingly, our survey1 shows that 52% feel comfortable talking to their manager and colleagues about mental wellbeing. We look at how this attitude can help create an environment of trust and openness.

Our survey also identified:

  • 69% feel their organisation is supportive of wellbeing and mental health issues
  • 59% agree their organisation is committed to reducing the stigma around mental health
  • 13% think awareness is higher due to more publicity in the trade press and social media.

Our intention with these videos is to offer insight and support on topics that our research has identified as areas of concerns for our brokers.

It’s important to note we’re not medical professionals and if you feel that you or someone you know is in crisis, please seek professional help. The Samaritans can be contacted free of charge on 116 123.
1Broker wellbeing survey 2019, FWD Research, 200 brokers
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Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc (Ecclesiastical) wishes to thank Chris Moon for sharing his own experience of overcoming adversity. Ecclesiastical has produced this video in an effort to raise awareness and break down stigma, helping people in the broking community connect with strategies to manage stress.
The guidance in this video is provided for information purposes and is general and educational in nature and does not constitute mental health advice. You are free to choose whether or not to use it and it should not be considered a substitute for seeking professional help in specific circumstances. Accordingly, Ecclesiastical and its subsidiaries shall not be liable for any losses, damages, charges or expenses, whether direct, indirect, or consequential and howsoever arising, that you suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with your use or reliance on the information provided in this video except for those which cannot be excluded by law.
We acknowledge that an individual's experience with mental health issues or concerns is unique to that individual. If you have any questions personally or in connection with co-workers, family or friends, we encourage you to contact your General Practitioner or your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) if you have one as part of your benefits plan.
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