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Ben’s new short film challenges perception of suicide

Automotive industry charity, Ben, has released a new short film to raise awareness about the topic of suicide on International Men’s Day.

The short film, called ‘Alright mate’, also aims to challenge perceptions and is a longer piece of video content, at around 8 minutes long, so Ben encourages automotive industry people to dedicate the time to watch it.

One of the main characters, Aidan, is played by Alastair Ellery who starred in the Netflix film, The Strays. It was filmed and directed by Chris Harris.

Watch the film now!

The purpose of the film is also to raise awareness about Ben to further spread the message that the charity is there for everyone who works, or has worked, in the automotive industry so they know about the support they can access when times are tough.

Support when times are tough

Ben has also recently developed new online support and training for automotive industry people at:

Ben is here for those who work, or have worked, in the automotive industry and their family dependents. Don’t struggle alone, contact our helpline: 08081 311 333 or use our webchat at You can also access Ben’s out of hours text support line by texting BEN to 85258.

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