Quilter, in partnership with Spill, is offering a range of free talks for advisers to help them deal with their mental health looking at issues such as burnout, status anxiety and stress.

In addition, Quilter is providing support on wellbeing through bitesize content such as how to approach news and social media and how to beat daily anxiety.

Spill also offers one-to-one support in different formats, such as an ’ask a therapist’ service where advisers can browse real advice from therapists and suggest topics for them to cover.

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Alternatively one-to-one personal therapy sessions are also available.

These sessions can be taken as a one off or over a course of four to 10 sessions.

Karen Blatchford, distribution director at Quilter, said: “Being a financial adviser is a demanding role, and sometimes involves dealing with complex client emotions and helping clients navigate difficult personal situations.

“At a time when we are under a national lockdown and attempting to get through a global pandemic, there is always the potential for an adviser’s mental health or emotional well-being to suffer as it can with all of us.

“There has never been a more appropriate time to take care of our wellbeing, so this Blue Monday, we are pleased to be able to offer these free talks as part of a wider package of support to help advisers as well as our own staff through this difficult period.”

Will Allen-Mersh, partner at Spill, added: “Blue Monday is supposedly the emotional low point of the year for people living in the Northern hemisphere.

“Spill is putting on a series of online sessions on 18 January, to help people understand and overcome the January blues.

“With lockdown restrictions in place in the UK this January, it seems more pressing than ever that we all look out for our own mental wellbeing.

“We are delighted Quilter is helping financial advisers to access this, and we hope many benefit from the talks on offer.”