Hats on for mental health

Hold on to your hats… Ben’s ‘Hats on 4 Mental Health Day’ automotive industry fundraiser returns on 13 October.

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life, has revealed the details of this year’s Hats on 4 Mental Health Day on 13th October, during the week of World Mental Health Day.

Last year marked the inaugural Hats on 4 Mental Health Day, seeing employees parade their best hats and raising over £13,000.

The day aims to raise awareness about mental health challenges, whilst raising funds to help Ben support those working in the industry who may be suffering in silence. Ben are providing companies with the free tools they need to support their staff, which can be found in the ‘Toolkit’ on www.hatson4ben.co.uk.

The day is part of Ben’s wider mental health campaign during October to December, highlighting how mental health can affect anyone, at any time. The campaign is particularly relevant as recent research shows two thirds of British adults say they have experienced mental ill-health at some point in their lives, according to the Mental Health Foundation.

The face of the campaign is Mike Brewer, presenter of TV show Wheeler Dealers, who has been recently announced as a Ben Celebrity Ambassador.

Mike said, ‘We’re calling upon you to get involved in Hats on 4 Mental Health Day because we need your support to raise awareness about such a worthy cause. Let’s keep talking about mental health to help prevent people from suffering in silence. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and get involved. Raise your hats, raise awareness and raise some funds for Ben!’

For more details of how to get involved, please visit www.hatson4ben.co.uk