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Ben calls on automotive industry to join new mental health campaign

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Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families, has today launched its new mental health campaign in line with World Mental Health Day.

As part of the campaign, Ben is calling on everyone working in the automotive industry to get involved in its first ever national fundraising event on 10 November: ‘Hats on 4 Mental Health Day’.

The idea is simple, wear your hat to work on 10 November and donate £1 or more to help Ben support colleagues in the automotive industry suffering from mental health challenges.

The campaign has even received support from celebrities, Tom Chambers, known for his roles in Holby City, Casualty and Waterloo Road and Mike Brewer, presenter of Wheeler Dealers.

Chambers said: “I’m supporting Ben’s ‘Hats on 4 Mental Health Day’. We need to raise awareness about mental health challenges as they have an impact on so many people.”

Brewer added: “Raise your hat and raise some money for Ben on 10 November. By taking part in Ben’s ‘Hats on 4 Mental Health Day’ you’ll help raise money to support colleagues facing mental health challenges.”

The new campaign and fundraising day will shine a light on how mental health can affect anyone, at any time, and is particularly relevant as new research shows that around 1 in 3 people experience mental health challenges at work.  The campaign is also part of Ben’s ongoing strategy to be an integral partner to the automotive industry supporting the industry by improving the health and wellbeing of the workforce, reducing absence, improving productivity and raising morale.

All funds raised from the day will support Ben’s free and confidential help, advice, supporting individuals and employers across the automotive industry. This includes educating employers and management teams on how to support their employees.

To get involved visit www.hatson4ben.co.uk for all the info, ideas and downloadable posters. 

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