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.
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.
Seasonal affective disorder: How to recognise and manage itSeasonal affective disorder (SAD), sometimes known as “winter depression”, is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern and is usually more apparent during autumn and winter.
Common symptoms of SAD include a persistent low mood, a loss of interest in everyday activities, and feeling lethargic, stressed or anxious.
There are plenty of things you can do to help manage these symptoms and protect your mental wellbeing as the colder, darker winter months arrive. Read our guide to learn more about SAD and how to manage it.
Supporting working parentsOur workplace wellbeing blog, the Wellbeing Pulse, explores the impact of changing patterns and practices on working parents since the arrival of COVID-19, and what it means for employers.
How to manage Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)Seasonal changes can cause you to experience changes in your mood, sleep or appetite. Use this guide to discover simple things you can do to look after your wellbeing in the winter months.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