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Hats on 4 Mental Health Day urges automotive industry to support colleagues

Hats on 4 Mental Health Day urges automotive industry to support colleagues

Ben, the motor and allied trades benevolent fund, has launched its first national fundraising day: a campaign asking people in the automotive industry to support colleagues suffering from mental health challenges.

Ben launched Hats on 4 Mental Health on 10th October: World Mental Health Day. It asks people to wear a hat on 10th November, share their pictures on social media using the hashtag #HatsOn4MentalHealth and donate £1 or more. Funds raised will help the charity support those working in the automotive industry and their families, and educate employers and management teams on how they can help their employees.

Supported by actor Tom Chambers from Holby City, Casualty, and Waterloo Road, and Mike Brewer, presenter of Wheeler Dealers Hats 4 Mental Health Day, the new campaign and fundraising day aim to shine a light on how mental health can affect anyone, at any time, and is also part of Ben’s ongoing strategy to support the automotive industry by improving the health and wellbeing of the workforce.

Jools Tait, business development director at Ben, said:

“We’re delighted to launch our new mental health campaign, in line with World Mental Health Day. This particular campaign is even more significant for us as we are also introducing our first ever national fundraising day as part of it.”

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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