Ben's comment | Ford job losses

Posted 06 June, 2019 at 16:04

Author Mark Bradshaw on behalf of (IFM) Independent Forecourt Magazine


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Rachel Clift, Health & Wellbeing Director at Ben – the automotive industry charity

The changing landscape of the automotive industry means a less certain future for its workers and their families, creating an increasingly pressured environment for them. Today’s news about Ford is only testament to this.

In a challenging world, the lifeblood of the industry - its people – should be put first. As the automotive sector’s charity and support service, we’ve seen a big increase in people worried about their mental health, with money problems including debt also a growing concern. Job losses can be a catalyst for these issues and spark a ripple effect that impacts family dependents, too. The strain of losing a job, and pressure to find another, while balancing other demands, can leave skilled people feeling stuck, anxious and depressed. We support those people, and their family dependents, through life’s toughest challenges.

If you or anyone you know is struggling as a result of job losses within the automotive industry, Ben is here to help. Call us free and in confidence on 08081 311 333 or visit ben.org.uk for more information and advice.

In addition, through our Ben4Business programme, we partner with automotive industry companies to support their employees, offering on-site workplace activities such as resilience and managing change.

To find out more about how we can partner with your company to support your employees, visit www.ben.org.uk/ben4business.

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