SFE Young Professionals Mental Health Survey

One of the many side effects of the coronavirus pandemic has been an increasingly concerning picture regarding mental health, which is why SFE Young Professionals are running a campaign in support of Mental Health Awareness Week.

SFE YP will host events, virtual networking and launch the first-ever SFE Young Professionals Mental Health Survey, in partnership with the SAMH and See Me charities.

All SFE YP members and colleagues associated to SFE are invited to take part in the anonymous survey here. There are five £50 Amazon vouchers to be won by participants who want to enter the draw. 

The purpose of the survey is to get honest, anonymous feedback and input on how people are feeling about their mental health.

The findings will enable SFE YP, in conjunction with SAMH and See Me, to create a strategy of relevant, accessible, and meaningful events, resources, and content for the SFE YP network.

Feedback will also be provided to the 90-plus Scottish Financial Enterprise members and encourage them to take action to drive positive change in their own workplaces.

Milly Dent, Chair of SFE Young Professionals said: “We want to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health in the workplace and promote the best practice of talking about and responding to mental health within financial and professional services across Scotland. 

“The pandemic has exacerbated the mental health crisis we were already facing prior to the country going into the first lockdown. Remote working has left many people feeling isolated, working longer hours and feeling unable to switch off.

“We know that young professionals have been impacted and SFE YP want to make a difference by making sure our members’ views and experiences are heard and used to create a meaningful strategy that connects and supports them. The findings from the survey will also help SFE member firms to take action.”

Sandy Begbie CBE, Chief Executive of Scottish Financial Enterprise, said: “Though this issue affects everybody one way or another, it has taken a particularly large toll on young people. I am delighted to support the first-ever SFE Young Professionals Mental Health Survey and I’m grateful for the support from SAMH and See Me. The survey will help develop a more granular understanding of how the pandemic is affecting people in our industry and I would urge all young professionals to take part. By doing so, you are helping us shape our collective response to this crisis.”

Find out what SFE YP are doing throughout Mental Health Awareness Week and beyond here.