A friendly ear is only a phone call away, says the Electrical Industries Charity, which is urging people to talk about their problems rather than try to cope alone.
Operations manager Jill Nadolski said: “The benefits of telephone counselling have been well researched and it is often the preferred option for people who are dealing with emotional problems in their life. Sometime it is easier to talk to a stranger than to relatives or friends and that is why we offer a telephone counselling service which provides a friendly ear when people need it most.”
The telephone counselling service is available through the Confidential Helpline (0800 652 1618) where advisors can arrange for up to five sessions with a qualified telephone counsellor who is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Jill added: “As a Charity we firmly believe that no-one should have to suffer alone and while telephone counselling won’t make the problem go away it will certainly help people to cope during times of distress.”
The Electrical Industries Charity Confidential Helpline is open seven days a week and offers independent advice and information for people in the electrical, electronics and energy industries and their families.