Monthly Archives: July 2017

Ben launches survey for people in the automotive industry to have their say

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people, has launched a survey to seek valuable insights from industry people which will help shape future services. The feedback will also enable

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Living with chronic illness

By Yvonne Hignell, Care & Support Services Director Living with chronic illness wasn’t something that I had planned nor, obviously, something I wanted.  But it’s the life I have so I’ve got two choices: make the best of it and

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Managing a long-term condition

Doctor and patient talking about a long-term condition

Long term conditions or chronic diseases are health problems that can’t be cured, but can be controlled and symptoms eased by medication or other therapies. Examples can include arthritis, asthma, coeliac disease, diabetes, epilepsy and high blood pressure. Getting a long-term diagnosis

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Long-term illness: guidance for managers

Car mechanic working at automotive service center

In the UK around 15% of the working-age population have a chronic illness or disability (European foundation for the Improvement of Living and working conditions, 2003). Long-term conditions or chronic diseases are health problems that can’t be cured, but can be controlled

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Get fit for work and for life: Ben highlights new health check programme for industry in latest physical health campaign

Physical health campaign logo

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people, has launched a new campaign today which will spotlight the importance of good physical health to a person’s life. Top searches on

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Promoting good physical wellbeing in the workplace

Employees eating a healthy lunch

By Yvonne Hignell, Care & Support Services Director An estimated 137.3 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury in 2016 (ONS), and in 2014 over half of women and nearly two thirds of men were overweight or

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How to quit smoking

Man breaking a cigarette in half to show quit smoking

It’s never too late to stop smoking, no matter how long you’ve been doing it for. In fact, you may be surprised to hear that your body will start to recover within the first day of being smoke-free! Here are

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Looking after your children’s health

Kids eating healthy food

One in five children in their first year of school were classed as overweight or obese in 2016 (NHS), rising to one in three in year six classes. As part of National Childhood Obesity Week, we’ve put together our advice

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