Monthly Archives: September 2017

Supporting employees who are also carers

Dad who is a carer for his son

By Zara Ross, Chief Executive at Ben 1 in 8 people in the UK (6.5 million) are currently combining paid work with unpaid caring responsibilities. Two thirds of these people work full time, and one third part time. This means

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How to boost your chances of getting straight to sleep

Man sleeping in bed

Nearly a quarter of people in Britain have problems with poor quality sleep on a regular basis (The Sleep Council) and almost half of us lose sleep because of stress or worries. Adults need between six and nine hours of

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How to look after your eyesight

Close up of an eye

Nearly two million people in the UK are affected by poor eyesight (NHS). According to the RNIB, around half of all sight loss cases in Britain are preventable, yet around a quarter of people haven’t had a sight test in

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Ben launches new business package for automotive industry employers: Ben4Business

Ben4Business set to increase awareness and drive real business benefits Business package offers awareness initiatives and new training programmes New offering encourages two-way partnerships with automotive companies Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support

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5 tips for reducing high blood pressure

Too much salt can contribute towards high blood pressure

There are no signs or symptoms of high blood pressure, but it’s a serious issue as it can increase the likelihood of you having a stroke, heart attack or kidney problems. The only way to tell if you have high

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‘Know your numbers week’: Promoting health checks in the workplace

It’s Blood Pressure UK’s ‘Know Your Numbers Week’, so we have put together a piece on promoting health checks in the workplace. An estimated 137.3 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury in 2016 (ONS), and in

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Supporting a loved one with dementia

Man with dementia listening to his wife

Finding out that a friend, partner or relative has dementia is likely to be frightening and upsetting. It can bring changes to your relationship and challenges to overcome – particularly as those with dementia rely increasingly on support. However, there

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Jaguar Land Rover Channel Swim Challenge raises £185,000 for Ben

Jaguar Land Rover Channel Swim

Jaguar Land Rover Industry Leader Challenge smashes £160,000 target Jeremy Hicks and two teams of Jaguar Land Rover colleagues swim to success for Ben You can still donate at justgiving.com/fundraising/jlrchannelswim Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry

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