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• 15 May. 2019

Ben supports man after he gave up his job to care for autistic son

Ben has been supporting a man from Suffolk, after he had to give up work to care for his son with autism, but was left struggling financially and emotionally. Back in 2015, Darrell Brown discovered that his son’s school wasn’t

• 16 Apr. 2019

Ben invites the automotive family to be part of something special this Christmas – Ben Ball at the Roundhouse London

After 70 years at the Grosvenor House, Ben announces that Ben Ball 2019 will be held at the iconic Roundhouse in Camden on 11th December Ben is inviting the automotive industry to book tickets now for their Christmas Ball Take

• 1 Apr. 2019

Ben reveals full details of Industry Leader Challenge 2019 – the Epic Thames Waterbike Ride

Three automotive leaders to raise £300k by cycling waterbikes on the River Thames from source to sea The trio will cycle 166 miles from Thames Head to parliament to raise funds for Ben Cycling on water is the name of

• 28 Mar. 2019

Ben launches new online support for people with depression – the predominant mental health issue worldwide

Ben has launched new online support on its website to help automotive industry people who are struggling with depression – an issue that affects 350 million people across the world[1]. In the UK, depression affects about one in 10 people

• 11 Feb. 2019

Ben invites the automotive community to ‘Bring It On 4 Ben’ with a series of exciting new fundraising challenges

Ben launches Bring It On 4 Ben to raise vital funds to support industry people Introducing a new range of exciting fundraising challenges that anyone can get involved in Companies and individuals will be raising money to help colleagues with

• 21 Jan. 2019

Ben launches new resources to help people combat loneliness during loneliest time of the year

Ben launches new campaign to help people deal with loneliness and connect with others Research shows that the winter months including January are the loneliest of the year New web resources launched on Ben’s website to help those struggling with

• 13 Dec. 2018

This year’s Ben Ball raises £102,000 to support the people of the UK automotive industry

Lookers announces over £215,000 raised for Ben in Industry Leader Challenge Largest amount raised during auction was £44,000 for a Volvo XC40 T4 SUV Next year’s Industry Leader Challenge details unveiled Hundreds of people from the automotive world gathered in

• 21 Nov. 2018

Ben urges automotive industry people to have their say about the health & wellbeing challenges they face

Ben’s new Industry Survey 2018 is now open for responses from automotive industry Ben encourages automotive community to respond about their biggest health and wellbeing issues The results will help Ben to continue to best support those working in the

• 12 Nov. 2018

This Anti-Bullying Week, Ben shines a spotlight on how bullying affects automotive industry people

Bullying rated third most important wellbeing issue by automotive industry people Nearly a third of people in the UK have been bullied at work* Ben has launched new dedicated web resources to help people deal with bullying This Anti-Bullying Week,

• 8 Nov. 2018

Supporting the emotional wellbeing of employees throughout their careers

Our Health & Wellbeing Director, Rachel Clift, has just been featured in Employee Benefits magazine talking about supporting the emotional wellbeing of employees throughout their careers. Rachel says: “Laying the foundations of trust and respect are paramount. We are human,

• 8 Nov. 2018

Supporting the emotional wellbeing of employees throughout their careers

Our Health & Wellbeing Director, Rachel Clift, has just been featured in Employee Benefits magazine talking about supporting the emotional wellbeing of employees throughout their careers. Rachel says: “Laying the foundations of trust and respect are paramount. We are human,

• 1 Nov. 2018

Birch Hill Care Centre awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Care Quality Commission

Birch Hill Care Centre in Norham, Berwick-upon-Tweed, has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, following an inspection in August 2018. The centre, owned and run by Ben, which provides flexible, continuing care and support for those in later

• 31 Oct. 2018

Ben’s comment on the Budget 2018

Rachel Clift, Health & Wellbeing Director at Ben, commented on the 2018 budget announcement this week: “It’s promising to see the latest budget is very focused on mental health and we’re particularly thrilled to see an extra £2bn being allocated

• 22 Oct. 2018

Ben appoints Steve Nash as Chair of its Board of Trustees and announces three new Board members

Steve Nash has been appointed as Chair of Ben’s Board of Trustees Robin Woolcock has stepped down as Ben’s Chair but retains Board member position Sharon Ashcroft, Mark Outhwaite and Chris Thomas join Ben’s Board of Trustees Sarah Bayliss also

• 11 Oct. 2018

Ben announces the appointment of Health & Wellbeing Director

• Rachel Clift joins the Ben team as Health & Wellbeing Director • Rachel will lead Ben’s health & wellbeing services to the automotive industry • Former Olympian is welcomed into Ben’s executive team Ben, an independent charity and dedicated

• 26 Jul. 2018

Ben’s automotive industry mental health fundraiser is back! Save the date and sign up now – Hats on 4 Ben – World Mental Health Day

Ben invites everyone in the automotive industry to join in with its Hats on campaign for the third year – that’s a hat-trick! Wear a hat to work on 10th October & donate £2 to help transform mental health support