Mental Health Awareness Week: Understanding financial anxiety

  • 17 May 2023
  • CPD Event
Event Details

According to a study published by the Mental Health Foundation in November 2022, “29% of adults experienced stress, 34% experienced anxiety and 10% said they felt hopeless because of financial worries during the previous month.” As the cost-of-living crisis continues, more and more people across the UK and the world are experiencing financial stress, including those working in the financial sector. This webcast aims to help (although is not limited to) professionals in the financial sector who are experiencing financial stress. 

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Charlene Revie MCIPD

Charlene Revie MCIPD

Chartered Banker Institute | Head of HR & People Communications

Charlene is an HR professional with a wide variety of HR experience gained across different sectors.  Charlene is Head of HR & People Communications at Chartered Banker Institute and her role involves designing and implementing people strategies covering areas including recruitment, talent development, learning and wellbeing.  One of Charlene’s passions is culture and employee engagement, and she aims to ensure a fantastic employee experience is delivered, which begins during the onboarding process and is present through all aspects of the employee life cycle. 


David Nikolich

David Nikolich

ABSTRACT | Managing Director


Since founding ABSTRACT in 2007, David Nikolich has made it his mission to make the corporate world a fairer and better place. Through award-winning learning and development programmes, David and the team at ABSTRACT work with client partners to create inclusive leaders at all levels of organisations, whilst permanently embedding behavioural change in themselves and others.

David learnt first-hand through decades at senior management level in organisations such as AVIVA and RBS what it took to inspire change in a business; the right people, instilled with the right behaviours, creating the right environment.

David considers himself in a privileged position to provide influence and allyship to help inspire business leaders to be, and do better.

Niki Garcha-Davies

Niki Garcha-Davies

Lloyds Banking Group | Head of Financial Crime


Niki works in Financial Services acting as a Lead Mental Health Advocate, supporting colleagues with ways to help manage their wellbeing. She has worked closely with mental health charities including Mental Health UK, raising money and awareness for their Mental Health and Money Advice services. 

Raghu Narula

Raghu Narula

NatWest | Managing Director of Customer Engagement


Raghu was appointed Managing Director of Customer Engagement & Distribution in June 2022. He is responsible for the service we provide to customers through our digital, branch and telephony channels. Leading our team of highly trained colleagues and accelerating our Retail strategy to deliver leading customer service that combines the best digital experience with 24/7 access to the best people.

Raghu is passionate about giving everyone the opportunity to develop and fulfil their potential – no matter their background – and is proud to be Retail’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion sponsor.

Raghu graduated from Columbia University and London Business School with a MBA. He then spent over 20 years at HSBC in a variety of roles, ultimately holding senior positions across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the UK. Most recently he ran HSBC’s Retail and Wealth business in India and prior to this was Global Head of International and Customer Propositions and Head of Distribution, both based in the UK. While in the UK, Raghu chaired the Bank’s Inclusion Board and was also the Executive Sponsor for Embrace – the ethnicity ELN.

When he’s not working, life centres around his family and Raghu has been married to Tej for 19 years and is father to Zain, Zara and Aiza. They live in North London and enjoy cycling, music and travelling.


Date and Schedule

Wednesday 17th May 2023

13:00 - 14:00 BST

Booking Details


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