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• 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

• 19 Jul. 2018

Ben publishes annual Impact Report 2017-18 outlining biggest health challenges for automotive industry people

Top issues are low income, anxiety and depression Ben, the independent charity and dedicated partner to the automotive industry, providing support for life for its people and their family dependents, has published its Impact Report 2017-18. This annual report reveals

• 17 May. 2018

Lookers fully charged and ready to take on 2,000 mile fundraising challenge for Ben

National motor retailer Lookers has launched one of the biggest charity drives in its history at the London Motor Show – the Lookers Electric Charge. The carbon-free challenge is in aid of industry charity Ben and will see a relay

• 14 May. 2018

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week: Ben shows support for those working in the automotive industry

Anxiety and depression are most popular content topics on Ben’s website Mental health is second biggest concern for industry people, after money worries Ben launches new online anxiety and stress checker tool This Mental Health Awareness Week, Ben is showing support

• 16 Apr. 2018

Ben is supporting the AM ‘Best UK Dealerships To Work For’ 2018 programme

Ben is proud to be supporting the AM initiative, which highlights great workplaces in the UK’s franchised dealer networks. Participation in AM ‘Best UK Dealerships To Work For’ is free and the registration process is now open. Zara Ross, Chief

• 11 Apr. 2018

Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month?

A staggering 49% of sick days and two fifths of work-related ill health in 2016/17 were caused by work-related stress, depression or anxiety which amounts to 12.5 million lost work days. With this in mind, during April we’re concentrating on

• 7 Mar. 2018

Community of local heroes help Birch Hill Care Centre in severe weather conditions

Birch Hill Care Centre is paying tribute to the local heroes who helped ensure the smooth and safe running of the centre during the severe weather conditions last week. The care centre’s staff and the local community have been praised for