Support colleagues facing mental health challenges…

  1. Sign up and get your colleagues and company involved

  2. Wear a hat to work on 13th October

  3. Take a photo with your hat on and post to social media using #HatsOn4MentalHealth

  4. Donate £1 to Ben

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HIP HIP BERET! Hats on 4 Mental Health day is back for the second year in a row – on Friday 13th October 2017! Friday 13th may be unlucky for some, but we think it’ll be a lucky day for us and the automotive industry. So get those hats ready and doff them for a good cause. Let’s make it a truly cap-tivating event…

Last year marked the first year of Hats on 4 Mental Health day – our first ever national fundraising event for the automotive industry. We asked everyone working in the industry to get involved by wearing a hat to work for a day and we were bowled over by the response – an amazing £13,000 was raised! So, hats off to those who took part and made the day such a success, thank you. The aim is to smash that amount this year, so help us to achieve this!

The idea is simple, wear a hat to work on 13th October and donate £1 to help Ben support your colleagues suffering from mental health challenges. Every £1 donated will go back into providing the relevant help and support for those who work in the industry and their families.

The day is part of a wider mental health campaign run by Ben and spotlights 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 a survey by the Mental Health Foundation. In an industry which has a workforce of over 800,000 people, that equates to over 500,000 people potentially affected by mental health challenges!

Hats all for now folks, so it’s time to sign up and get involved!