Welcome to our new mental health calendar for 2019
We have designed a new annual calendar focused around some of the key topics that we provide support with for people in our industry. Each month we will focus on a different area of mental health and support, providing information and case studies and looking at some key facts and advice.
It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. We are working towards and supporting our industry to become more pro-active in understanding what mental health is and how we can all maintain or improve our well-being. We all find time to ensure our physical health but rarely find time to look after our mental health which is just as important. Our new mental health calendar is a great tool to provide you with information, stats, and guidance on the services we can provide to you, a family member, colleague or employee.
Mental health issues can put significant pressure on an individual and their family, therefore, having a larger support network is crucial to help them to overcome these issues and have a brighter future ahead.
Mental health issues can occur due to many factors including work or family related stress, financial problems such as debts, caring for a loved one, starting a new family or having a family breakdown. In our sector, stress and depression are some of the most common matters to deal with, but 95% of people in the industry never discuss feeling depressed with a significant other.
Our new mental health calendar will look at these factors and many more in our monthly focused topics:
When life challenges are taking their toll, it is crucial to have a support network around you and that you are not alone, because no one deserves to suffer in silence.
It could be anyone around you who is currently suffering from effects of mental health problems and who needs support to help them to get back on their feet. The Electrical Industries Charity is here to help because if you work or have worked in our industry, you will never be alone. We are now also providing Mental Health Awareness Introduction courses and Mental Health First Aider courses free of charge at the EIC head office in London and around the country..