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In the UK, men are three times more likely to take their own lives than women. There are many factors that make men more vulnerable to suicide and the automotive industry is male dominated so this is a particular area of concern. 

Sadly, during the past year we've seen an increase in calls to our helpline for support around suicide. That's why we all have a duty to know the warning signs and look out for each other.

We’ve put together a number of resources to provide support on the topic of suicide which you can scroll through in the menu below, including relevant contact details.



If a life is in immediate danger call 999 or go to A&E.

If you need support but you don’t feel like you’re currently in an emergency situation, then contact Ben:

Ben’s helpline
You can chat with us online or call our helpline. It’s free & confidential and available Monday to Friday - 8am to 8pm.

Call - 08081 311 333
Email - 
Chat online with us

You can also request a call back from our helpline at a time that suits you between our operating hours. Find more ways we can support you here.

Ben’s out of hours text service
For those who work, or have worked, in the automotive industry who are struggling or in crisis.
Opening hours: 8pm – 8am
Text the word BEN to 85258

Further support - click here

Suicide prevention support

I'm at risk of suicide
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If you're worried about someone at risk of suicide

Suicide prevention support for employers

Suicide prevention - information for employers and managers

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