discover

Mental Health Awareness week 2022

Its ok to not be ok

Many of us may struggle with our mental health and loneliness at some point in our lives and with 81% of men admitting they hide their problems from those closest to them, we wanted to shine a light on our charity partner Family Action and their FamilyLine service - a confidential helpline designed to offer practical, emotional and financial support for families.

Recent research conducted by Censuswide for the LV= and Family Action 'Help is At Hand' campaign, also revealed that a staggering 40% of men would rather talk to a stranger about their problems, than discuss with family or friends.

The main goal of Mental Health Awareness Week is to start conversations about mental health, but also to help people build meaningful connections with friends, family, colleagues and communities.  We’ve joined forces with Family Action on a new initiative ‘Help is at Hand’ which encourages men in particular to ask for help, by providing them with a safe space to talk about their problems where they’d least expect it - in their local repair garage.

Simple and easy to get a helping hand with mental health MOT’s

We’re making it simple and easy for all customers, staff and visitors of LV= branded bodyshops to access help when they need it. We've installed several LV= green phones across our partner garages in the UK - all our visitors need to do is scan the QR code placed on the phone to be taken straight to Family Action website, where they can access the support they need at a time that suits them. The FamilyLine service is available via telephone, text message or email and most importantly, it’s free of charge.

Find out more about our ‘Help is At Hand’ campaign with Family Action

Green telephone box