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Aico and EIC collaborate for digital mental health awareness sessions

Written by:
Deryn Ellis-Thomas
Posted On:
15th June 2020
Category:
Community

Aico and the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) are joining forces to help educate and increase understanding of mental health awareness with virtual, online training.

As part of their ongoing commitment and support to the EIC, Aico are organising mental health awareness sessions online via webinar. These easily accessible sessions will be delivered alongside their award-winning Expert Installer Training scheme and provide interactive and informative training.

In April, Aico revamped their CPD-accredited training and launched it digitally as a free of charge webinar. These daily webinars were in high demand and received high praise from users. Building on the momentum generated from these sessions, Aico have announced they will be facilitating the delivery of online mental health awareness sessions, in partnership with the EIC. These sessions will be run by a qualified EIC trainer and aim to provide an understanding of what mental health is, knowledge on some common mental health issues and encourage challenging of the stigmas associated with mental health. This initiative will help educate in ways to look after your own mental health and to support someone who may be in distress.

These sessions began in West Lothian College with the webinars being delivered to apprentices and Electrical Engineering students following their Expert Installer training. The webinars were limited to six students to allow for better interaction and engagement with the EIC provider and had a positive response from the students. College Principle Jackie Galbraith said, “These sessions provided an excellent resource for students to ask questions and talk to their peers”. The free of charge mental health awareness sessions offered by Aico and the EIC will be rolled out nationwide to those within the electrical industry in the coming months.

The EIC are an industry charity that, for over 100 years, have recognized the importance of providing the right support and meeting the wellbeing needs of individuals to create better workplaces and industry communities. Aico are proud to be supporting the work of the EIC and have supported the charity for a number of years through charity events.

For information on the mental health awareness sessions and to sign up, please visit contact your local Regional Specification Manager www.aico.co.uk/contact-us/

For further information on the EIC and the ways in which they can offer support, please visit www.electricalcharity.org/

 

Samaritans

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

Mind

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk

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