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Ben Supports Automotive Industry People Through Covid-19 Crisis

Automotive industry charity, Ben, is supporting the health and wellbeing of automotive industry people during this challenging time. The impact of Covid-19 on the UK automotive industry has meant that its people need Ben’s support now more than ever before.

Ben wants to make the industry aware that the charity is here for the automotive community, providing health and wellbeing support for its people and their financial dependents.

Over the past few months, Ben has seen a marked increase in the number of people turning to the charity seeking support for their mental health and money concerns. This demand is set to continue growing as the full impact of Covid-19 unfolds. Ben is supporting people through Covid-19 in the following ways:

Mental health support

Over 50% of people who turn to Ben need help with their mental health and this is expected to rise in the coming months as the impact of Covid-19 continues.

Individuals can continue to receive support for any mental health issues they are facing. Ben provides mental health assessments, life coaching and telephone based counselling, as well as other talking therapies. Ben is also fast-tracking access to its digital platform so individuals can access self-help support programmes for anxiety, depression, resilience, stress, sleep, as well as mindfulness activities. A new programme called ‘Coping with challenging times’ has recently launched on the platform to help people through Covid-19.

Financial support

On a case by case basis, Ben is supporting individuals in financial need, administering welfare grants for food, utility bills, household goods, essential travel costs, childcare and council tax. Ben’s support services team are also working with individuals to help with relevant solutions such as payment breaks for mortgage lenders, housing providers and utility bills. The team is supporting people to access relevant grants, as well as helping them maximise benefits they are entitled to.

Ben is giving fast-track access to Information, Advice and Guidance for individuals who have financial concerns as a result of the current situation. Support also includes access to Ben’s digital platform, where self-help support programmes are available for issues including money worries.

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