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About Ben

Ben is the charity dedicated to supporting the people of the automotive industry, providing support for life for them and their family dependents

Support for life for automotive industry people.

Ben is the charity dedicated to supporting the people of the automotive industry, providing support for life for them and their family dependents.

Ben supports individuals to navigate through life’s challenges, empowering them to make positive, lasting change. Ben works with people to improve their lives by enhancing their health and wellbeing through its free and confidential online self-help, helpline and support services.

Ben provides life-changing support to those facing crisis as well as helping them prevent crisis. Ben’s support empowers people to be more in control of managing their health and wellbeing to help them live well, think well, feel well and work well. Ben’s support is tailored and relevant to the needs of the individual, based on a wide range of support options and addressing every aspect of a person’s life.

Ben also operates flexible, continuing care and support for those in later life, which is not dependent on an automotive industry connection. This includes excellent nursing, residential, dementia and respite care via its care centres in Ascot, Rugby and Norham (Berwick-upon-Tweed) and day centre in Coventry and ‘independent living made easy for the over 65s’ at its retirement village in Sunninghill, near Ascot, Berkshire.

Our Mission

To make a positive difference to people's lives

Whether we are supporting someone in crisis, providing high quality care or working with our automotive industry partners to improve the health and wellbeing of the workforce, our mission is to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

We’re here to help people create a better tomorrow.

Read our latest annual impact report for more information about how we help people.

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Mental health in the automotive industry: moving up a gear

Did you know that mental health is one of the biggest issues affecting the UK automotive industry's workforce? But did you also know that mental health could be costing automotive employers as much as £1.2bn a year collectively?

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Annual Report & Financial Statements - Year Ended 31 March 2021
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Industry survey report - Business

Each year, Ben, the automotive industry charity, conducts a survey to find about the state of health & wellbeing of people who work in the UK's automotive industry and challenges affecting businesses.

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Industry survey results - individuals

Each year Ben conducts a UK wide survey to find out about the health & wellbeing of people who work or have worked in the automotive industry.  This helps us understand the challenges people are facing and what issues are affecting them.  We then use this to develop services to support automotive people.

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