Monthly Archives: June 2017

Ben’s new annual Impact Report 2016-17 advises the industry about the biggest issues for its people

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people, has released its annual Impact Report which reveals financial health is the main reason why people contacted Ben for help (49%) in

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Social health on the airwaves

Motor Trade Radio logo

Our Care & Support Services Director, Yvonne Hignell, has spoken on Motor Trade Radio about the importance of social health and wellbeing. The interview – which was broadcast on 24th June – took place as part of Ben’s ongoing partnership

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How to become more assertive

Assertive woman making stop gesture.

We’ve all had interactions with people that end with us either wondering why we agreed to an unfair request or feeling regretful about reacting badly. If you’re often left feeling powerless, frustrated or unable to state your views, you could

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How to create a frame for your photo

an example of how to create a framed photo online

Don’t have a funky paper frame to pose in? Don’t worry! You can add a photo frame digitally, jazz up your images and use the #Hatson4MentalHealth hashtag for free online. Befunky.com and fotojet.com are both useful free tools and the

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Can’t wear a hat to work?

Not everyone’s able to wear a hat to work, but don’t worry – there are still ways you can get involved! 1. Be app-y! Snap a photo of yourself and use an app to edit in a hat. Post it

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Photography tips

Young man wearing hat taking a picture using a camera

Hats on 4 Mental Health Day is coming, you’ve got your headwear at the ready and now it’s time to shout about it! But if your photography skills are a bit rusty, have no fear – we have a whole

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Bullying in the workplace

Aggressive manager pointing

Sadly, nearly a third of people in the UK have been bullied at work (Trades Union Congress, 2015). Bullying can be characterised as: offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour. Bullying in the workplace can leave you feeling anxious at the

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Bad management and workplace bullying – its impact on mental health

Stressed businesswoman sat at a desk

By Leila Moss, Communications & Campaigns Manager at Ben I know first-hand how miserable a person’s life can be if they experience bad management or bullying in the workplace. You spend a lot of time at work so if you’re

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Thoughts on what makes a good leader

Manager and colleague in a garage

By Zara Ross, Chief Executive at Ben Leadership and management are not the same thing, but being a strong manager goes some way to being an effective leader. We will each have our own style of management, but it’s important

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What is domestic abuse and how can someone facing it get help?

Sad couple sitting on a sofa

By Yvonne Hignell, Care & Support Services Director Domestic abuse can affect anyone, regardless of gender or background, and it can have a big impact on their mental health, self-confidence and physical wellbeing. It can be overlooked or denied, especially

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