According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental disorder don’t seek help from a health professional. Stigma, discrimination and neglect prevent care and treatment from reaching people with mental disorders.

Imagine waking up in the morning and not being able to remember what you did the day before or how to complete your daily tasks at work? This can be a confusing and a highly emotional experience.

Marriage is a clear life goal for many people and often leads to a time of settling down and having children. The initial bond between spouses is invariably very strong and when this relationship begins to break down, it can turn to bitterness, resentment and anger, especially where addictions are involved.

The word ‘cancer’ brings fear to many of us. Unfortunately, one in two of us will suffer from a form of cancer in our lifetimes. Cancer impacts not only the person suffering but often those closest to them too. Therefore, it is vital to have the right support in what can be an emotional and traumatic time.

When a baby passes away because of stillbirth or neonatal death, it’s very sad. There’s no right way for you and your partner to feel or to grieve the death of your baby. People deal with this grief in their own ways.

During these times of uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus, those in the electrical trade may find not only their business and work being negatively impacted, but also their mental health. The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) is keen to outline what support it can provide to industry members.

Sometimes unexpected life events can knock us off our feet and take a while to recover from. Some of us may brush away personal issues, only for them to come back and haunt us further down the line, even years later.

Dealing with an addiction is never easy, but it’s even more difficult when you’re also struggling with mental health problems. When a person is suffering from both it is called a co-occurring disorder, and the addiction is often used as a form of self-medication to dull the experience. People can find themselves addicted to a wide range of things, even other people or personal relationships, and in many of these cases the relationship they persistently return to is unhealthy. Without suitable help an addiction is only likely to get worse, and the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) has provided support for a number of people living with a co-occurring disorder, and you can help provide funding that enables the Charity to do this by playing powerLottery.

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