MENTAL HEALTH

Financial planning

A consultant has painted a worrying picture of practice principals and advice directors in mid-tier firms facing burnout as they wear too many hats when running a growing...

Financial planning

Out of 20 sectors, workers in the financial services sector are seeing the highest proportion of workers’ compensation claims for psychological costs. ...

Features

With three separate financial advisers facing criminal proceedings this year having struggled with gambling problems, access to client money combined with a stressful job...

Financial planning

TAL has launched a new course focused on training advisers to better support clients’ mental health and those experiencing vulnerability. ...

Policy & Regulation

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has stressed the importance of rest and reflection as one in five small business owners are diagnosed with ...

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Financial planning

The Albanese Government has announced additional funding to support Australia’s 2.5 million small businesses with their mental health....

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Financial planning

A clinical psychologist is concerned about Medicare cuts as financial advisers he has treated have tended to need longer treatments as they struggle to transition to a ne...

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Financial planning

AMP’s chief executive, Alexis George, has reflected on the firm’s response to addressing the mental health concerns of its adviser network following controversial changes...

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Life/Risk

The Financial Services Council has issued a new Life Insurance Code of Practice for life insurers, introducing 50 additional consumer protections....

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Financial planning

Future Royal Commissions should consider the mental health impact of regulatory change and upheaval as the human impact on participants has been lost, according to a clin...

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Financial planning

The physical and mental toll of the Royal Commission recommendations has been laid bare in a survey with 80% reporting significantly increased stress levels and 21% sayin...

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Financial planning

Kaplan has launched a short course specialising in trauma and mental health, suitable for client-facing roles such as financial advisers and stockbrokers....

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Financial planning

The now-defunct education authority said it had “no power” to exempt an adviser from sitting the exam but had referred any adviser it knew to be experiencing mental healt...

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Financial planning

Over half of finance workers believe their manager does not care about their wellbeing and that their workplace’s mental health initiatives are perfunctory, according to ...

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Life/Risk

Life insurers which use blanket exclusions on the basis of mental health should be subject to a regulatory review as they could deter people from seeking treatment. ...

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