• Ben has launched its annual Health & Wellbeing survey for the automotive community
  • Those who work or have worked in the industry invited to share feedback on their health and wellbeing experience in 2022
  • Results of the survey will enable Ben to tailor its support towards issues faced by automotive people

Ben, the automotive industry charity, has announced the launch of its 2022 Health and Wellbeing survey and is encouraging as many people as possible who work in the automotive industry to share their valuable feedback on the challenges they have experienced over the past 12 months.

The survey aims to take the emotional temperature of the industry and gain insight into the health and wellbeing issues and future concerns that are affecting members of the automotive community. The results of the survey are vital in ensuring that Ben is offering the right support about the most relevant health & wellbeing issues to people who work, or have worked, in the automotive industry.

The survey is confidential and takes just 10 minutes to complete. It consists of a series of simple questions relating to physical and mental health and the issues that people are facing in the workplace and the wider industry.

Take the survey!

To take part in the 2022 Health and Wellbeing survey, click here.

Last year’s survey indicated that:

  • 94% of automotive workers were personally affected by a health and wellbeing issue over the 12 month period
  • Stress was the most common issue in the 2021 survey, followed by anxiety and poor sleep
  • 1 in 3 (32%) of those surveyed sought out support with their health and wellbeing from a colleague, manager or HR
  • Anxiety and depression issues remain more common in the automotive industry than in the rest of the UK working population
  • 60% of automotive workers are happy in their jobs.

Rachel Clift, Health & Wellbeing Director at Ben, said: “Our Health & Wellbeing survey is crucial as it gives us an overview of what is really going on in the automotive community, and allows us to focus our efforts on helping people in the right way with the right resources. We rely on this information to ensure support is getting to people who need it the most. It also enables us to develop our products and services in line with this fast-changing industry landscape.

“We want to encourage as many people as possible to take part in this year’s survey. It will help us to get a better understanding of how people are feeling right now, and, in turn, that enables us to get the best possible help to as many people as we can. Just 10 minutes of your time will make a massive difference to our research, and ultimately to the health and wellbeing of our automotive community.”

Ben is here for those who work, or have worked, in the automotive industry and their family dependents. If you would benefit from some support or if someone you know might need us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via our free and confidential helpline: 08081 311 333 or use our webchat at www.ben.org.uk. You can also access Ben’s out of hours text support line by texting BEN to 58258.

For employers who would like to find out more about working in partnership with Ben, or who would be interested in discussing Health & Wellbeing support for employees contact Rachel Clift, Health & Wellbeing Director at Ben: Rachel.Clift@ben.org.uk.


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About Ben:
Ben is the charity dedicated to supporting the people of the automotive industry, providing support for life for them and their family dependents.

Ben supports individuals to navigate through life’s challenges, empowering them to make positive, lasting change. Ben works with people to improve their lives by enhancing their health and wellbeing through its free and confidential online self-help, helpline and support services.

Ben also operates continuing care and support for those in later life, which isn’t dependent on an automotive industry connection, via its residential care centres, day centre and retirement village. www.ben.org.uk.

For further information, please contact:

Olivia Cooper
Drive Agency

olivia@driveagency.co.ukDirect dial: 07730 517000