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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Managing stress: tips and advice from Ben

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Ben's recent health & wellbeing survey showed that stress is the most common issue affecting automotive people. Not only that, the survey also highlighted that stress at work is higher for automotive workers (43%) than UK workers from other industries (36%). The top stresses at work for automotive employees consisted of poor work life balance, high workloads and low staff numbers.

Tough situations at work or at home (or both!) can cause stress to build up. Everyone struggles with stress from time to time, but there are things that we can do to reduce the effect that stress has on us.

Managing stress
Our bodies are not built to cope with high levels of stress for long periods, so it’s really important that we all find ways to build resilience and keep our stress levels down. The good news is there are lots of simple things we can all do to reduce stress and look after our mental health & wellbeing.

Encourage your colleagues to sign up to try Ben's free online ‘Space from Stress’ program - all they need to do is enter access code 'ben' to get started. Throughout the program they will learn more about stress and how it impacts them, including some useful tools and techniques to help them cope with stressful situations now, and in the future.

Learning to manage stress can increase performance and productivity, improve physical health and help people to feel more in control to live their best life.

With 1 in 2 automotive people affected by stress, Ben has put together 10 top tips to help us all build resilience and keep our stress levels down: