The EIC understands that individuals who have experienced trauma consequently engage in drug and/or alcohol addiction to manage their psychological pain and distress. The addiction is therefore used as a method of coping. The EIC has compiled statistics using cases we have supported over the last year which suggest that 82% of serious addiction sufferers experienced a traumatic event but never sought therapy for it.

Have you ever thought of what will happen to your loved ones if something ever happened to you? For most of you, the answer is probably yes you have, but you may not have thought that it was essential to write a will at this moment in time or always found it difficult to talk about making one.

An experienced electrician, Rhys Lynch first contacted the Electrical Industries Charity in 2012 when his partner left him and his two-year-old daughter. Rhys applied for sole custody of his daughter, leaving his job as an electrician to become a full-time parent.

Losing someone close to you on whom you have been dependent all of your life can be devastating. It can not only leave an individual in confusion and emotional turmoil but can also often result in the deterioration of an individual’s mental health and potentially lead to homelessness.

The loss of a child has an incredible impact on any family and John Savages’ family is no different. John and his wife tragically lost their young baby and understandably him and his family suffered extremely crippling bereavement.

A diagnosis of terminal cancer can be very hard to understand and accept. Once you are diagnosed with terminal cancer, you may feel overwhelmed, like you can’t take it all in or that it’s just a bad dream. Most people living with cancer experience a wide range of feelings and emotions, including shock, sadness, fear and disbelief as they come to accept the diagnosis, and during this time support from the industry can play a vital part in helping those who are suffering from cancer.

Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) is delighted to announce that through funds raised by their Big Build Project, they have purchased a house for Caz Dickinson and her family. This will enable Caz to regain her independence in a new home which will feature modifications to help her move around with greater ease.

Would you like to make lasting memories while doing something truly incredible for your colleagues in their hour of need?

The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) is calling on everyone within the electrical and energy-related sectors to get together and take part in a wide range of fundraising events to make a real difference to their industry colleagues’ lives.

We can give a hand-up to everyone in our industry.

Will you help us reach those in need? Learn how you can get involved.