Ben increases mental health services provision

Published:  20 January, 2020

Ben is increasing and enhancing its range of digital services for automotive industry people seeking support with mental health and wellbeing issues including stress, anxiety and depression.

52% of those contacting Ben’s helpline in 2019 did so due to mental health concerns. The new digital services are designed to widen engagement.  Rachel Clift, Health and Wellbeing Director, commented: “Our new digital services will enable us to support even more people and the extension of our services will offer individuals more informed choice and control in how they receive support for their mental health.

“The digital platform will support people with issues such as managing stress, anxiety and depression, as well as commonly associated issues like money worries or sleeping difficulties. As Ben continues to transform its health and wellbeing services, the digital platform will be extended to support people with their wellbeing, lifestyle and building personal resilience, with specific programmes including mindfulness.”

Rachel added: “In addition to this, automotive employers can feel assured that their employees have access to a range of support options which are free and confidential. So, whether you’re an individual struggling with your own mental health, or an employer worried about an employee, please don’t put off getting in touch with us.”

Ben’s online self-help, provided through its website and via email, will continue to provide tips, advice and tools on a range of topics including mental health. Individuals can sign up at www.ben.org.uk/signup

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