TAL is launching a series of live and on-demand content to support licensees and financial advisers to manage and enhance their own mental health, alongside their clients’ personal and mental wellbeing “…at a time when the advice industry is facing considerable change.”
TAL says in a statement that contributing to the discussions currently being had on mental health in line with Mental Health Month, the series will be run through TAL’s education program, TAL Risk Academy.
It will be delivered jointly by TAL Head of Mental Health, Glenn Baird, alongside Lifeline Australia Head of Crisis Services and Quality, Rachel Bowes, and Mantle Health co-founder, Dave Burroughs.
The company says they will focus on providing insights and tips around:
- The appropriate support for a grieving person
- Helping advisers hone their empathy skills to enable deeper engagement with clients
- Building greater understanding around the importance of self-care “…so they can continue to provide quality support to clients and engage effectively.”
It says that the content will also provide licensees with practical tools and tips to support their advisers and themselves.
Baird says that with the combination of industry change in the advice sector and the current challenges across Australia and around the world, “…the importance of maintaining mental health has never been more important.”
…to effectively support the mental health and overall well-being of their clients [advisers] must be engaged with their own mental health…
He adds that this significance is magnified when you consider the role a financial adviser plays in the life and well-being of their clients “…to effectively support the mental health and overall well-being of their clients they must be engaged with their own mental health.
He adds that with an in-house Health Services Team, TAL is “…committed to playing an active role in enhancing the advice sector’s level of understanding and knowledge around mental health.”
The TAL Risk Academy mental well-being courses are “…designed to inspire positive change by equipping advisers and licensees with the tools and services to adapt to the evolving mental health landscape and start supportive conversations to help them better connect with their clients,” he says.
Click here to enrol in the mental health classes.