West-Midlands based workshop equipment specialist, Totalkare, has announced Ben as its chosen charity partner for 2023.
Ben – Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund – is an established UK charity specialising in providing support for those in the automotive industry. Working together with Totalkare, the charity will design a plan to engage employees with the available mental health services and bolster the existing internal support.
Ben offers support available to anyone who has worked or currently works in the automotive industry, providing services to individuals in crisis and their families. This covers a range of offerings from free life coaching and mental health support to bereavement services and help with physical wellbeing.
Totalkare sought to partner with Ben as part of its ongoing efforts to improve employee wellbeing. Having recently placed within the Top 100 in the Best Companies survey, Totalkare already provides mental and physical health support internally with a designated mental health first-aider, social events, cycle to work scheme and combined healthcare benefits through a third party. Working with Ben will expand the services available to all employees at the head office and engineers across the UK.
Totalkare will be organising events such as Ben’s Big Breakfast and seasonal activities to encourage donations, in addition to encouraging individuals to participate in further fundraising.
Jessica Porter, Director of Operations and mental health first-aider for Totalkare, commented on the partnership saying “Ben is the ideal charity for Totalkare to support and we are enthusiastic to begin fundraising, with many plans already in place. Working within the automotive industry, Totalkare recognises the importance of mental and physical health and with Ben bolstering our existing support for staff we hope to continue emphasising employee wellbeing.”
Natasha Pullen, Partnership Development Executive for Ben added: “We are glad to have Totalkare supporting Ben for 2023. As a key supplier to the automotive industry, they have a complex network of national engineers and office staff who will truly benefit from the help we offer. Totalkare are very engaged and we look forward to what we can achieve in the next year and beyond.”
If you would like to support Ben or find out more about the important work they do visit: https://ben.org.uk/