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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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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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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 45% feeling lonely all or most of the time. These are worrying figures, given that loneliness is said to

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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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