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Take part in Ben’s new automotive Health & Wellbeing survey for chance to win £500

Automotive industry charity, Ben, has launched its new Health & Wellbeing survey for 2023 and is encouraging everyone who works, or has worked, in the industry to share their experiences, with the chance to win a £500 Amazon voucher. The survey is confidential and takes around 10 minutes to complete.

 

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Ben’s annual survey helps the industry charity understand what health & wellbeing-related issues have been affecting automotive industry people over the past 12 months. Ben then uses the information collected to ensure the charity provides the support services people need now and in the future.

By taking part, respondents also enable Ben to let automotive employers know what health & wellbeing support employees would like to see in their workplace. The aim is to directly help individuals, as well as helping build a more supportive and resilient automotive industry.

Help us to help you – take the survey now!

To help Ben support you and your colleagues now and in the future, take part in the survey: click here.

Last year’s survey indicated that:

  • 99% of automotive workers were personally affected by a health and wellbeing issue over the 12-month period
  • Stress was the most common issue (66%), followed by poor sleep and low mood
  • Anxiety and depression issues are more common in the automotive industry than in the rest of the UK working population (1 in 3 versus 1 in 6)
  • High workload was the biggest driver of stress in the workplace.

Rachel Clift, Health & Wellbeing Director at Ben, said:

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“We would like as many people as possible from our industry family to take part in our annual survey so we can gain vital insights into what’s currently going on from a health & wellbeing perspective. This then enables us to focus our efforts on supporting people in the right way, with the right resources. Help us to help you and take the survey now! Just 10 minutes of your time will make a massive difference to our understanding of the needs across our industry and, ultimately, the health and wellbeing of our automotive family.”

Ben is here for those who work or have worked, in the automotive industry and their family dependents. If you need support, get in touch via their free and confidential helpline: 08081 311 333 or use their webchat at www.ben.org.uk. You can also access Ben’s out-of-hours text support line by texting BEN to 58258.

For employers who would like to find out more about working in partnership with Ben or who would be interested in discussing Health & Wellbeing support for employees, contact Rachel Clift, Health & Wellbeing Director at Ben: Rachel.Clift@ben.org.uk.

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Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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