Supporting the health and wellbeing of current and former bank employees
We’re here to help bank employees and their families across the UK. We do this by providing advice, information, expert support and, in some cases, financial help.
Managing loneliness and feelings of isolation
Loneliness is a strong and unwelcome sense of feeling isolated.
It may be that we’re spending more time than we’d like on our own and want to be in the company of other people. Or, we could be surrounded by others and still feel as though we’re on our own.
Our guide helps you to recognise what loneliness is, how it can feel, why you might be feeling lonely and how it can affect your wellbeing. We provide you with plenty of things you can do to help manage these feelings and improve your social wellbeing.
The word “depression” doesn’t really describe it.
People around me made me feel so nervous in myself and I just kept having these thoughts, saying so what is the point of all of this.
Everything, you know, career, personal life and even just my own private life, it was just empty.
Bringing nature to the workplaceOur workplace wellbeing blog, the Wellbeing Pulse, explores the health benefits of nature and how employers are integrating the natural environment into the working space.
How to manage loneliness and feelings of isolationWhen we're experiencing feelings of loneliness or isolation, small daily interactions can make a big difference. Use this guide to discover simple things you can do to improve your social wellbeing.Read more
My Possible SelfMy Possible Self is a research-led app which offers a holistic approach to mental health. It can help you to manage anxiety, tackle depression, ease stress and improve sleep.Learn more
Kooth provide a free, safe, and anonymous online counselling and wellbeing support service for young people aged 11-18.
This includes 24-hour access to one-to-one chat sessions with a qualified counsellor via drop-in or booked live text-based counselling sessions. Access to live peer-to-peer moderated forums, self-help articles and tools including mood tracking and goal setting, as well as links to further support.
How BWC supports the banking community
Advice and information
Our advisers work across a range of areas and have extensive experience of supporting working-age people, families and retirees.Find out more
We partner with some of the UK’s leading organisations to provide you with specialist support, and we’ll work with you to find the best solution.Find out more
We may be able to provide you with financial support with general living expenses and long-term costs such as disability aids or home adaptations.Find out more
We offer a range of tailored services and products to help banks support their employees’ health and wellbeing.Find out more