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Freddie Hunt: “Stress and being under pressure were the biggest things for me… and I couldn’t deliver”

Freddie Hunt with Havoline products on work bench

  Professional racing car driver and TV presenter Freddie Hunt recently explored the role mental health can play in sport, speaking to Damon Hill in a thought-provoking interview about the Former World Champion’s struggles with depression. We turned the table

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“Losing my job and living on £69-a-week showed me how valuable a pension will be”

Portrait picture of Carol Ogley and her husband on holiday after retirement

Carol Ogley – South Yorkshire – Client Support Supervisor at Ben Like many of us, when Carol started working she didn’t think about how a pension would help her and her family, but a lightbulb moment and a reality check back in

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Top 10 tips for handling stress when driving

Stress affects us all at one time or another – whether it’s down to work, home life or a tough situation you’re facing. Stress can affect how we feel physically and emotionally as well as impair our judgement and our

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Preparing for retirement – pension top tips for your employees

Employee counting her pension

As an employer, you’re required to provide a workplace pension scheme for your employees by law. You must also automatically enrol your employees into a pension scheme if they: Are classed as a ‘worker’ Are aged between 22 and state

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Getting the most out of your pension

Retirement fund

More people in the UK are saving into a pension scheme than ever before, thanks to the introduction of auto enrolment in 2012. In 2017, 73% of UK employees were contributing to a workplace pension compared to less that 47%

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Combating loneliness in the workplace

Colleagues socialising at work

Recent reports warn of a loneliness epidemic engulfing the UK, with 1 in 8 people reporting that they have no close friends and 1 in 5 feeling lonely all or most of the time. These are worrying figures, given that

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How to make friends as an adult – part two

Two mechanic friends laughing in a garage

In part one of our making friends as an adult blog, we shared our top tips for meeting new people, but that’s just the start of the path to friendship. Now that you’ve made all of these great acquaintances how

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How to make friends as an adult – part one

New friend

Making friends as an adult isn’t always easy. At school and university, you’re surrounded by people of a similar age and probably with similar interests to you, making it the perfect environment for forming friendships. As you get older though,

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Men’s Health Week: What are the biggest health issues affecting men?

Men's Health: Two mechanics smiling in a workshop

On average 1 in 5 men in the UK die before retirement age of 65, with more than 2 in 5 not making it to 75. That’s why we’re highlighting some of the top health issues that affect men so

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Our top tips for managing stress

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 according to a survey by the Health and Safety Executive. This amounts to 12.5 million lost work

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