Ben’s 'Hats on 4 Mental Health Day' fundraiser returns

Published:  18 August, 2017

This year's Hats on 4 Mental Health Day, organised by Ben is taking place on 13 October, during the week of World Mental Health Day.

The face of the campaign is Mike Brewer, Presenter of TV Show Wheeler Dealers, who has been recently announced as a Ben Celebrity Ambassador.

The day aims to raise awareness about mental health challenges, whilst raising funds to help Ben support those working in the industry who may be suffering in silence. Another key message of the campaign is to highlight the importance of talking about mental health to ensure people know Ben is here to help.

Last year's inaugural 'Hats on 4 Mental Health Day' raised over £13,000.

Mike Brewer said: "We're calling upon you to get involved in Hats on 4 Mental Health Day because we need your support to raise awareness about such a worthy cause. Let's keep talking about mental health to help prevent people from suffering in silence. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and get involved. Raise your hats, raise awareness and raise some funds for Ben!"

How to get involved:

1  Visit www.hatson4ben.co.uk to sign up and download tools and resources

2  Wear a hat to work on 13th October

3  Take a photo and post to social media using #HatsOn4MentalHealth

4  Donate £1 to Ben

The day is part of Ben's wider mental health campaign during October to December and spotlights how mental health can affect anyone, at any time. The campaign is particularly relevant as recent research shows two thirds of British adults say they have experienced mental ill-health at some point in their lives, according to the Mental Health Foundation. In an industry which has a workforce of over 800,000 people, that's over 500,000 people potentially affected by mental health challenges.

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