Release Date: 08/04/2020

NICEIC and ELECSA, the UK’s leading certification bodies for the electrical industry, have today announced that they will be supporting the Electrical Industries Charity as their chosen charity partner for 2020. 
The announcement marks the start of a year-long fundraising campaign by the NICEIC and ELECSA to raise much-needed funds for the charity who exist to provide free, confidential, practical support to those working in the electrical contracting industry.
“We are delighted to partner with the Electrical Industries Charity," said Kevan Parker, NICEIC and ELECSA, Managing Director. 
“The work the charity undertakes on behalf of the industry and its members is truly remarkable, the service they provide offers a lifeline to so many, and we are proud to support them as they strive to help our colleagues and contractors in times of need.
“We all need a helping hand from time to time, now more so than ever, and knowing there is an organisation such as the EIC out there supporting our people is a great source of comfort.”
Offering a broad spectrum of services, including but not limited to, counselling and mental health support, general legal support, debt support and financial relief in immediate need; the EIC protect the health and wellbeing of anyone associated with our industry.
"It is wonderful to have the NICEIC and ELECSA onboard," said Tessa Ogle, Electrical Industries Charity, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
"We are incredibly proud of the support we provide and the positive impact we have on so many lives.  People turn to us for many reasons, and thanks to the hard work of our many supporters, we are able to offer much-needed assistance.  
"Having partners such as the NICEIC and ELECSA, will, I am sure, provide a real boost to our efforts and we very much look forward to working with them moving forward."
One of the charity's most in-demand services is their mental health support package.  Operating a confidential helpline, the charity receives thousands of calls from people needing help. Working closely with the individual trained professionals develop programmes to best suit their needs.  These programmes may include a series of telephone counselling sessions, face to face family group therapy, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  The tools are wide-ranging and provide vital relief to those who need them.
If you are a member of the electrical Industry and you or a family member need assistance, please reach out to the charity to see what options are available.  You can do this by logging on email on at support@electricalcharity.org or by calling their confidential helpline 0800 652 1618.