Mental health issues affecting 1 in 4 automotive industry workers

Mental Health Awareness Week: New Report Highlights Alarming Mental Health Trends in the Automotive Industry

A new report by the automotive industry charity, Ben, reveals that over 1 in 4 automotive workers (27%) struggle with mental health issues, significantly higher than the 16% of the general UK workforce. The survey found that nearly all (99.6%) automotive employees faced health and wellbeing challenges in the past year, with stress, poor sleep, anxiety, and low mood being the most common issues.

Financial worries are also on the rise, with 7 in 10 respondents expressing concerns about money, leading to increased anxiety and depression. These financial pressures have escalated due to the cost-of-living crisis, with notable increases in debt, budgeting difficulties, inability to save, and even skipping meals.

Alarmingly, 1 in 7 workers are considering leaving the industry, with pay being the primary motivator. Among these, a vast majority have faced financial issues and workplace stress.

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