Automotive charity Ben is encouraging everyone in the industry to take ten minutes out to share their experiences in its Health & Wellbeing survey, and be in with the chance to win a £500 Amazon voucher.
Ben uses this information each year to ensure the charity is providing the right support services. By taking part, respondents also enable Ben to let automotive employers know what health & wellbeing support employees would like to see in their workplace. The aim is to directly help individuals, as well as helping build a more supportive and resilient automotive industry.
Last year’s survey indicated that:
● 99% of automotive workers were personally affected by a health and wellbeing issue over the 12-month period
● Stress was the most common issue (66%), followed by poor sleep and low mood
● Anxiety and depression issues are more common in the automotive industry than in the rest of the UK working population (1 in 3 versus 1 in 6)
● High workload was the biggest driver of stress in the workplace.
Rachel Clift, Health & Wellbeing Director at Ben, said: “We would like as many people as possible from our industry family to take part in our annual survey so we can gain vital insights into what’s currently going on from a health & wellbeing perspective. This then enables us to focus our efforts on supporting people in the right way, with the right resources. Help us to help you and take the survey now! Just 10 minutes of your time will make a massive difference to our understanding of the needs across our industry, and ultimately the health and wellbeing of our automotive family.”
Ben is here for those who work, or have worked, in the automotive industry and their family dependents. If you need support, get in touch via their free and confidential helpline: 08081 311 333 or use the webchat at www.ben.org.uk. You can also access Ben’s out of hours text support line by texting BEN to 58258.