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• 16 May. 2017

Blog: What to do if you’re worried about losing your home

By Yvonne Hignell, Care & Support Services Director Homelessness was one of the top three reasons people contacted us last year about their social health. So if you’re worried about losing your home, you’re not alone. A staggering 58,000 households

• 16 May. 2017

Blog: Improving communication within the workplace

By Jools Tait, Business Development Director Employees are a company’s most important asset. People who are happy at work create a positive atmosphere, are better at problem solving and provide a better service for customers. If employees feel part of an

• 15 May. 2017

Blog: How to boost your confidence and self-esteem

By Yvonne Hignell, Care & Support Services Director A lack of self-esteem or self-confidence can have a knock-on effect across all areas of our lives, from relationships and work to mental health. But, there’s a difference between the two.  Self-confidence

• 12 May. 2017

Blog: Seven ways to maintain your social life as a parent

Being a parent can be as exciting as it is challenging, but for some people it is also an isolating experience. A staggering 1 in 4 parents say they are always or often lonely, according to Action for Children. Here

• 8 May. 2017

Why mental health is key to wellbeing

By Yvonne Hignell, Care and Support Services Director There’s a lot of evidence, including within our own findings, which suggests strong links between mental health issues (e.g. depression and anxiety) and social challenges (like isolation and loneliness). Furthermore, the impact

• 3 May. 2017

Blog: travelling alone abroad doesn’t have to be lonely

By Jenny Williams, Digital and Content Marketing Specialist (and solo traveller!) Being single or having a partner or friends who aren’t keen jet-setters needn’t stop you from seeing the world. In fact, travelling alone can be the perfect chance to

• 3 May. 2017

Blog: travelling alone in the UK doesn’t have to be lonely

By Leila Moss, Communications & Campaigns Manager at Ben There are a number of reasons why you might be considering travelling on your own. You might be single, divorced, separated or maybe you’ve lost a loved one. Perhaps it’s not

• 26 Apr. 2017

Blog: Supporting an employee through a relationship break up

Most people will go through a relationship break up at some point in their lives and research has found that sadly 48% of marriages end in divorce (ONS 2014). It’s not easy to completely separate work and personal life, so

• 26 Apr. 2017

Getting back on your feet after a break up

The feeling of loss after a relationship break up can be similar to how we feel after experiencing bereavement. Even if the split was mutual or you’re the one who initiated it, the end of a relationship can leave a

• 25 Apr. 2017

Five lessons from the ‘4 Pillars Challenge’

By Dave Garrett, Business Change Analyst at Ben At the beginning of the year, I set myself an epic personal challenge to raise money for Ben by covering 4,000 ‘self-propelled’ miles in a year by walking, swimming, running, kayaking and

• 20 Apr. 2017

Industry Leader Challenge update: preparation begins

A team of colleagues at Jaguar Land Rover are taking on an epic challenge for Ben this summer – they are swimming the English Channel as part of the Industry Leader Challenge. This is no mean feat as the Channel

• 7 Apr. 2017

Ben’s new campaign highlights key social challenges for automotive industry’s people

Top 3 social issues for industry: relationship breakdowns, abuse and homelessness Ben highlights that social health is key to overall wellbeing New social health and wellbeing campaign launched on World Health Day It’s World Health Day and Ben, the not-for-profit

• 7 Apr. 2017

Let’s talk: Improving your social health

Over 9 million adults in the UK are either always or often lonely, according to a study by The Co-Op and British Red Cross. Loneliness not only affects our mental health, but can be worse for us than being obese

• 7 Apr. 2017

Let’s Talk: Creating a social workplace

In 2015 a survey by Relate discovered that 4 in 10 people have no close friends at work. As we spend around a third of our lives at work, loneliness in the workplace has the potential to impact on our

• 5 Apr. 2017

Ben announced as one of the five most popular payroll giving charities

In recent news from the Charities Aid Foundation, Ben has been listed as one of the five charities currently most popular for receiving payroll giving donations. Listed alongside Ben are some big names in the charity sector, Cancer Research UK,

• 30 Mar. 2017

Blog: Best practice for paying employees commission

By Jools Tait, Business Development Director Paying commission to employees in positions such as sales, is often considered to be a good form of performance motivation. On the flip side, this can cause stress to individuals who may struggle under