Ben and Wellonomics produce pioneering wellbeing app
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 https://ben.org.uk/how-we-help/for-my-business/benwell.
If you or someone you know is struggling, you can chat with Ben online, https://ben.org.uk/get-help, or call its free and confidential helpline on 08081 311 333 (Mon- Fri 8am – 8pm).
New Health & Wellbeing Survey
Ben invites automotive people to take part in new health & wellbeing survey.
Ben has launched its Annual Industry Survey 2021 to ask the automotive community about the health and wellbeing challenges they have faced in the last 12 months, including the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
This is the fourth time that Ben has run its survey which offers valuable insights to enable the charity to continue providing relevant support and services to automotive people in need. The results of the survey also help identify any additional services or support that automotive people think the charity should offer in the future.
Ben is urging those who work, or have worked, in the automotive industry, to take part in its survey which asks a range of health and wellbeing questions. Ben is also asking automotive industry employers to share the survey link with employees to encourage their people to take part.
Take part in the survey!
Click here to take part
The last survey results revealed:
- 93% of respondents had been affected by a health & wellbeing issue in the last year
- That self-reported mental health and workplace issues are more prevalent in the automotive industry versus the rest of the UK employed population. This included anxiety (56% vs. 45%), stress at work (50% vs.41%), depression (40% vs.31%) and pressure to meet targets (31% vs. 20%).
Following insights gained from previous surveys, Ben launched a digital mental health and wellbeing platform called SilverCloudwhich can support people to better manage their mental health and wellbeing. The SilverCloud programmes use an evidence based, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach which focuses on the relationship between our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. SilverCloud also helps individuals to develop positive coping strategies. A number of different programmes are available on the platform, including on topics such as stress, anxiety and depression, as well as supporting issues such as money worries, sleep and resilience.
Ben has also responded to the Coronavirus crisis this year by developing a Coronavirus hub on its website, providing relevant health and wellbeing tips, advice and tools online. In addition to this, Ben responded to the pandemic by providing fast-track access to information, advice and guidance for further issues related to money or for anyone affected by job losses.
Rachel Clift, Health & Wellbeing Director at Ben, said: “Each year, we ask people who work, or have worked, in the automotive industry to tell us about the issues they have faced, or are facing, with their health and wellbeing. We use these vital insights so we can continue to develop and provide the relevant charitable support and services that automotive people need now and in the future. I’d also urge automotive employers to share the survey link with their employees.
“This survey has proven to be very beneficial in helping us understand what the biggest health and wellbeing challenges and issues are for automotive people. On behalf of Ben, I would like to thank everyone who takes the time to complete the survey. We are listening and we really appreciate you taking part. Your participation helps us to provide the right support for those who need us.”
Whether a person works on the shop floor or top floor, in a factory, garage, office, showroom or on the road, if they work (or have worked) in the automotive industry, Ben is here for them and welcomes their participation in the annual survey.
To take part, click the link… It takes less than 10 minutes to complete. The survey is confidential and anonymous, so participants don’t need to reveal their name or contact details.
Ben urges automotive industry to speak out about health & wellbeing challenges
Ben, an independent charity and dedicated partner to the automotive industry, providing support for life to its people and their family dependents, has launched its latest survey to ask automotive industry people about the biggest health and wellbeing challenges they face.
The feedback from the Industry Survey 2018 will enable Ben to ensure its health and wellbeing services remain relevant to those working in the industry. This in turn will help more people to deal with life’s toughest challenges in the future. The survey results will also help shape the organisation’s future support services.
Ben is asking both automotive industry employees and employers to take part in its survey about a range of health and wellbeing issues, including mental health. Use the links below to take part in the survey:
Employers (for CEOs and HR leaders): Click here to take part!
Employees (anyone who works, or has worked, in the automotive industry): Click here to take part!
Whether a person works on the shop floor or top floor, in a factory, garage, office, showroom or on the road, if they work (or have worked) in the automotive industry, Ben is here for them and values their input.
By clicking either link, participants agree to take part in a 10 minute survey to tell Ben about the health and wellbeing issues that are most important to them (or their company if they are an employer). The survey is confidential and anonymous so participants don’t need to reveal their name or contact details.