From leaders creating spaces for discussion to better communication of wellness programmes, there’s a long list of work that must be done to bring the industry up to speed on mental health initiatives.
The insurance industry has been “particularly poor” at embracing mental health initiatives, according to Stephen Card, chairman of Carbon Underwriting.
“We have to pull our socks up if we want to catch up with what’s happening elsewhere,” he said.
Speaking on a panel for Intelligent Insurer, Card added that it’s the leaders’ “absolute responsibility” to grasp mental health awareness and do something practical, rather than just put a tickbox exercise in place.
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