Vulnerability comes in many forms and is rapidly growing in our society. Thankfully people’s vulnerabilities are far more freely spoken about. There was a time when there was stigma attached to admitting to having any form of vulnerability. As a society, we are growing up and are accustomed to hearing about people’s vulnerability pretty much daily. The media have played their part in bringing daily coverage of celebrities that are freely disclosing various vulnerabilities and it is encouraging to see that this openness has had a positive change in how vulnerability is being addressed and how vulnerable people are being treated. It is definitely a step change in the right direction, but more still needs to be done.
One in four people has a mental disorder at some point in their life
Vulnerability includes many different conditions that can affect any one of us at any time of our lives. It makes our coping skills and resilience feel frail and exposed to detriment if the situation is not handled appropriately by the firms and organisations that provide us all manner of financial services. There is no doubt vulnerability is a key issue within the Boardroom of most firms.