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How to help employees with money worries

Man holding an empty wallet showing financial challenges

Last year, it was recorded that household debt in the UK was ‘worse than at any time on record’. The average total debt per household, including mortgages, was £59,288 in October 2018, which is over £30,000 per adult. Given these

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Looking for a new hobby? Here’s our hobbies hit list

Hobbies and interests are not only a great way to meet new people and extend our social circle, but they can also give us a sense of belonging, something to look forward to outside of work and help us switch

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The impact loneliness is having on our workforces and how employers can help

Zara Ross discusses the effect feeling lonely can have on employees

According to a number of studies, surveys and government statistics, we are becoming increasingly lonely as a society, with younger people and those of working age also missing out on much-needed human interaction. Zara Ross, Chief Executive of the automotive

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Five simple ways you can sleep better at night

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We spend around 1/3 of our lives asleep and it’s an essential process for the brain, allowing it to rejuvenate and therefore function properly. Lack of sleep can have a big impact on mental health and, according to the Mental

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Supporting the emotional wellbeing of employees throughout their careers

Car mechanic working at automotive service center

By Rachel Clift, Health & Wellbeing Director at Ben It is important to recognise that the term ‘wellbeing’ can mean something different to each one of us, because we are all different; this can make wellbeing seem complex and difficult to define.

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Recognising when ‘banter’ becomes bullying

Recognising bullying in the workplace

Recognising bullying in the workplace and handling hostile relationships By Rachel Clift, Health and Wellbeing Director at Ben Some people are naturally brash, or assertive, while others are introvert and sensitive. So, it’s natural for personalities to clash sometimes –

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Dealing with Anxiety at Christmas

Frustrated Santa

  It’s meant to be a time where everyone relaxes and enjoys themselves, but unlike with work or school, we know anxiety doesn’t take time off during the festive season. Presents, parties, family engagements, dinner on the day, hosting and planning

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Managing employee anxiety in the workplace

Automotive workers chat

By Rachel Clift, Health & Wellbeing Director at Ben Anxiety is one of the top reasons why people contact Ben for support and we are seeing an increase in calls about mental health issues each year. With that in mind,

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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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