Automotive industry charity Ben has launched this year’s Health & Wellbeing survey and is encouraging everyone who works, or has worked, in the industry to share their experiences, with the chance to win a £500 Amazon voucher.
Ben’s annual survey helps the industry charity understand what health & wellbeing issues have been affecting people in the industry over the past 12 months. Ben then uses the findings to ensure it provides the support services people need now and in the future in addition to letting employers know what health & wellbeing support their employees would like to see in their workplace, helping to build a more supportive and resilient automotive industry.
The survey is confidential and takes around 10 minutes to complete.
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.”
If you need support, get in touch via Ben’s free and confidential helpline: 08081 311 333 or use its webchat at www.ben.org.uk. You can also access Ben’s out of hours text support line by texting BEN to 58258.
To help Ben, take part in the survey: click here.