13 May 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week

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Each year, Mental Health Awareness Week is a huge opportunity for the whole of the UK to come together to focus on their mental health and tackle stigma. As we recognise this important week at Lloyd Motor Group, we want to highlight the incredible support available from the automotive charity Ben, as well as Andy’s Man Club talking groups that have been helping men across the UK.

At Lloyd Motor Group, the health and wellbeing of our team are extremely important to us, which is why we’re committed to providing those who need it with the right tools to get the help they need. According to a 2024 Health and Wellbeing survey from the automotive charity Ben, 1 in 4 automotive workers reported issues managing their mental health, which underlines just how important it is that those within our industry are able to find the right support.

Read on to find out more about these important charities and how they can help.

Ben – Support for Life

Ben – Support for Life

Ben is the charity dedicated to supporting the people of the automotive industry, providing support for life for them and their family. If you’re an employee of the automotive industry - past or present - they can help you and your family face the challenges life brings, through their free and confidential health & wellbeing support.

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Ben provide online self-help, a helpline, and specialist services. They'll seek to understand the challenges you’re facing and identify what’s affecting your health, wellbeing and quality of life. They’ll work to create a support plan that’s right for you, and can support you online, by telephone or in person, depending on what you choose or need.

Whether it’s help in a crisis, tips and advice or assistance with a particular topic like anxiety, depression, money worries, trouble sleeping, or anything else – they’re here for you.

Learn How Ben Can Help

At Lloyd Motor Group, every member of the team has access to support provided by Ben. If you work, or have worked, in the automotive industry or associated trades, or you are a family dependent of someone who does, then you are eligible for Ben's free and confidential support and advice.

Unsure if you’re eligible for support from Ben? Call their free and confidential helpline to check on 08081 311 333.

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Andy's Man Club

Andy's Man Club

Andy’s Man Club offers free peer-to-peer groups, providing a place for men to come together in a safe and open environment to talk about issues or problems that they have faced or are currently facing. Their goal is to end the stigma surrounding men’s mental health and help men through the power of conversation.

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With our workforce being predominantly male, Andy’s Man Club stands out as a resource worth spotlighting, and we're keen to promote the beneficial impact it could have on people within our industry.

Andy’s Man Club has over 190 free support groups nationwide, with one near the majority of our sites. All of their groups meet every Monday at 7pm (except bank holidays), and provide men with a safe space to talk and open up about their experiences in a room free of judgement.

One member of our team who has already attended Andy’s Man Club sessions has praised the format of the meetings, and expressed how helpful it has been for them to attend the sessions and share their experiences with other people within the group. They noted that there is no pressure for attendees to talk during the sessions; if preferred, attendees can come to the groups to listen to other people.

At Lloyd Motor Group, leaflets about Andy’s Man Club will be given out to staff to raise awareness of their talking groups. As well as this, internal communications will be sent out to all team members, to point them in the direction of both Ben and Andy’s Man Club and explain how they can be of benefit to them.

To find your nearest Andy’s Man Club group, tap the button below.

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