Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Ben Ball has raised over £135,000

The Fly Rights performing at the Ben Ball 2017

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people, hosted its flagship Ben Ball last night at the Grosvenor House London, raising over £135,000 on the night. The funds raised at

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5 New Year’s resolutions for your mental health

A New Year's fireworks display

  The New Year can be a great excuse to take stock and work out what to improve in the months ahead. If you do decide to choose a New Year’s resolution, try and pick something manageable. Choosing to make

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Mental health at Christmas: 12 tips for wellbeing

Baubles on a Christmas tree

Mental health doesn’t take time off at Christmas, and with all the added stresses that can come with the festive season it’s very important to care for your wellbeing. 1. Plan ahead Avoid unnecessary stress over the festive season by

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Tips to beat loneliness at Christmas

Christmas stocking wreath on wood

As humans, we aren’t meant to be solitary and exist on our own. Nearly one million older people say they feel lonelier at Christmas[1]. However, loneliness can affect anyone from any walk of life and, in 2010, the Mental Health

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Seeking support at Christmas: helpline opening hours

Miniature yellow car with fir tree on snow

Our free, confidential helpline is closed on the festive Bank Holidays, but you can call us when we return. If you leave a message we will reply to you. Christmas opening hours Our Christmas opening hours are as follows: Friday

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Supporting employees back into work after mental health absence

Business chair with out of office sign representing mental health absence

Around 50% of long-term absences from work are the result of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, according to the NHS. If an employee feels well enough to come back to work, then that’s a very positive

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What is OCD?

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder written in notebook on wooden background

  Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects around 850,000 people in the UK. Although it can be distressing and have a severe effect on everyday life, there are treatments that can help to keep OCD under

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Ben launches NEW mental health training programme exclusively for the automotive industry

Infographic showing mental health statistics

New training responds to increased demand for help with mental health challenges Training programme provides practical skills, tools and advice to managers and employees Visit ben.org.uk/BenTraining for more information Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to

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Anger management: top tips

A person clenching their fists in anger

Anger is a natural emotion and is something that everyone will experience from time to time. However, if it isn’t handled in the right way, it can be destructive to yourself and others around you. So here are our top

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