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Ben and Wellonomics produce pioneering wellbeing app

By autotech-nath on July 21, 2022

Ben, the automotive industry charity, has introduced BenWell – a new wellbeing platform, developed specifically for the automotive industry in partnership with Wellonomics. The insight-led app and web portal can be used by workshops to take the emotional and physical temperature of their team, enabling companies to better support their employees with their wellbeing.

Each month, employees spend less than 10 minutes answering questions across six key personal wellbeing areas, and five management areas. Once completed, their personal dashboard gives a real-time view of their wellbeing and offers tailored support and guidance from experts in each area, accessed via mobile, tablet or desktop.

From an employer perspective, individual survey results are anonymised but, by tracking key wellbeing indicators via the dashboard, employers get a real time overview of how their employees are feeling about life at home and work, taking the guesswork out of wellbeing and enabling them to be proactive in their response. If any potential wellbeing issues are identified, employers can create targeted solutions that address their people’s needs, building greater employee satisfaction, retention and productivity for the business.

In addition to the app and web portal, the complete BenWell package also includes: Access to printed wellbeing documentation on a wide range of topics for use around the workplace; Access to HR Manager Lite from Lawgistics – a HR and compliance platform designed for automotive employers that might not have their own HR function; Access to a portfolio of Ben Training courses to help teams build self-awareness and good habits that promote resilient mental health.

Matt Wigginton, Director of Partnerships, Engagement & Income at Ben, said: “Our most recent industry survey showed us that 94% of automotive workers have been personally affected by a health and wellbeing issue in the last 12 months. That figure is astonishing. Not only does this mean our automotive colleagues have been struggling, it also means that businesses are suffering too. Employee absence, reductions in productivity, low team morale – all of these things are caused by wellbeing issues and ultimately affect the health of your business.

For more information about BenWell, visit

If you or someone you know is struggling, you can chat with Ben online,, or call its free and confidential helpline on 08081 311 333 (Mon- Fri 8am – 8pm).

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