Need to Talk?

All of us experience times of feeling down, frightened or stressed. Usually these feelings pass, but sometimes they can develop into a mental health problems like anxiety or depression, which can impact on our daily lives. For some people, mental health problems become complex, and require support and treatment for life.

Two thirds (66%) of people in the UK feel they have no one to talk to when it comes to personal conversations on topics such as mental health, money problems and relationships. When asked why, the top reason was never being able to find the right time, or the right place.

Help is at hand if you need it – just pick up the phone. Whether it’s via the JIB Benefits Scheme or the Electrical Industries Charities, these two routes can be your first point of contact for treatment and support. 

Take advantage of your JIB Benefits Scheme services

If you are part of the JIB Benefits Scheme you can access a range of mental health support and services, including: 

Employee Assistance Programme 

Having some counselling support can be a good way to help address issues before they can materialise into something more significant. 

Via the JIB Benefits Scheme, you can take advantage of qualified counsellors at Bupa who will listen, suggest ways to resolve the problem and point you in the right direction. It can help with a variety of issues including: 

Stress | Depression and anxiety | Bereavement | Money management | Divorce | Parenting | Landlord disputes

The whole process is completely confidential. Call Bupa Employee Assistance free on 0800 269 616.

Bupa Direct Access

Via this service you can access Bupa mental health specialists, usually without the need for a GP referral. Telephone 0345 606 0802

Up to 45 days in-patient and day-patient treatment per year

Consultants fees, mental health and wellbeing therapist fees and diagnostic tests for out-patient mental health treatment are covered up to the available out-patient benefit limit with a scheme recognised consultant.

Bupa covers all mental health conditions, including areas such as alcohol abuse, drug abuse and self-harm. The only exceptions are the treatment of dementia and learning difficulties, behavioural and developmental problems. 

Bupa also has a wide range of mental health advice and information on its website

If you’re not in the JIB Benefits Scheme you can still get help…

If you’re not part of the JIB Benefits Scheme, the Electrical Industries Charity offers support to all those working in the electrical industry, including their families. Their services include:

  • Telephone counselling 
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Training support 
  • Free confidential helpline available 24/7

Telephone 0800 652 1618 or visit their website for more information.

I want to support someone 

If you think a friend or colleague might be finding it difficult it can sometimes be awkward to approach a conversation but your words and support could make a huge difference. 

They may not be aware of the support and treatment that’s available to them either via the JIB Benefits Scheme, or the Electrical Industries Charity – why not send them a link to this page to find out how and where help is available. 

About the JIB

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