Drive My Career gets Supercharged on mental health

Published:  14 May, 2021

A virtual event intended to support apprentice mental health is taking place next month.

Supercharged will be hosted by Drive My Career on 9 June, and will focus on strategies for supporting the mental health and wellbeing of apprentices.

Gill Rughoobeer, Safeguarding and Welfare Manager at Babcock International, will discuss general wellbeing and its link with mental health, how to recognise potential issues and understand what you can do for your wellbeing. Rachel Clift, Health and Wellbeing Director at Ben will then l introduce the audience to the automotive sector charity and provide an overview of its health and wellbeing services. A Q&A will close the session. Additional speakers will be announced soon.

Drive My Career has been surveying its target audience of young people aged 16 to 24. In December, 73% of 227 respondents said they struggled with their mental health during the pandemic and 78% would be interested in learning more about the topic.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive, said: “Drive My Career is committed to promoting the automotive industry as a great place to work and, at the same time, support its community of young people. Following the feedback received during the pandemic, we are looking forward to hosting our first ‘Supercharged’ event focusing on young people’s wellbeing and mental health.”

Matthew Clay, Group Qualifications Manager at Lookers, added: “Apprentices are the future of our Industry. We hope this webinar will give them the tools to further build their resilience and general wellbeing, establishing a platform to grow their careers.”

Supercharged is aimed at apprentices but is open to anyone interested in attending.
The event is free of charge and registrations are open on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/drive-my-career-33301634001

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