NICEIC has now responded to the increasing need for mental health support amongst electrical contractors, dedicating an episode of their hit webinar series THE WIRE to the topic.
Danny Mouskovias, NICEIC’s Learning Design and Delivery Manager, who led the session, says: “It is a fact, mental illness is a plague that blights our industry more so than others. Statistics now show that electrical sector workers are 34% more likely to be diagnosed with a complex mental illness.
“This is why it was so important for us to support to our contractors, and given the numbers in attendance, and the comments received, it seems that we have hit the spot which is really great.”
Focusing on identifying the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health, the session provided practical steps and advice to help manage stress and anxiety. Delivered in a relaxed, yet informative way, Danny also touched on how to open up conversations around mental health in order to support those around you.
“We are delighted with the feedback we have received following our session on mental health” comments Sarah Hunter, NICEIC Marketing and Events Manager.
“Typically, THE WIRE focuses on providing technical CPD, giving our customers with the technical tools they need. However, supporting our customers in other areas, such as health and wellbeing is just as important, and this event has helped do just that which is fantastic.”
Check out what some of contractors had to say after the session, below:
“Please get this guy in at least once a month. I feel better already. Thank you.”
“This mental health CPD module and the presenter has been one of the best so far.”
“Wasn’t sure about tonight’s webinar at first, but so glad I watched it. A very important subject, excellent presentation, and helpful. Thank you.”