Ben launches support package for apprentices

Automotive charity Ben is launching a new range of programmes that are specially tailored to help younger automotive people aged 16 years and old.

The support is being launched on SilverCloud, Ben’s digital mental health and wellbeing platform which offers people round the clock access to tools that can help them to better manage their mental health and wellbeing.

Programmes on the platform use an evidence-based, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach which focuses on the relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. SilverCloud also helps individuals to develop positive coping strategies.

The new SilverCloud programmes being introduced focus on key areas of mental health and wellbeing affecting young people such as anxiety, depression, resilience and positive body image. Each programme features a range of interactive tools such as videos, activities, quizzes, and audio guides as well as a personal online support journal.

Rachel Clift, health and wellbeing director at Ben, said: “We’ve been hugely encouraged to see so many people from across our industry signing up to SilverCloud since its launch and using the digital platform to help them look after their mental health and wellbeing. As we approach a key time of the year for fresh apprentice intakes, we’re anticipating a lot of new younger people entering our industry for the first time. This presents us with an opportunity to let them know about Ben and show that we’re here for them now and in the future.

“We’d like to ask as many automotive businesses as possible to support your new apprentices and younger people in your workforce by telling them about free access to the specially tailored programmes on SilverCloud. Looking after their mental health and wellbeing from an early age will help build their personal resilience and develop the ability to cope with change and future life challenges.”