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Additional support for civil engineers living with anxiety


AUK 1970The ICE Benevolent Fund has teamed up with award-winning charity Anxiety UK to put together a specialised programme of support for ICE members and their families living with anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression.

Dave Smithson, Services Manager for Anxiety UK was delighted to present to Trustees and Visitors of the ICE Benevolent Fund, at their training day, about the work the charity does and outlined the additional benefits ICE members and their families can have access to.

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New services for ICE members include:

• Initial well-being assessment and recommendations of therapies where appropriate
• One to one therapy, either face to face or via telephone or webcam
• E-mail, telephone and instant message support
• Information resources
• Support from qualified and accredited therapists
• Cognitive behavioural therapy
• Counselling
• Clinical hypnotherapy or acupuncture

“We are delighted to be working with ICE Benevolent Fund” said Dave Smithson. “We’re extremely pleased to be able to support ICE members by providing timely assistance and interventions for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression. This new partnership is a wonderful addition to the growing range of partnerships that Anxiety UK has with like-minded organisations who recognise the need to support mental well-being.”

“We understand that many of our members are struggling to manage anxiety and that specialist support in this area is necessary” said Kris Barnett, CEO of ICE Benevolent Fund. “We look forward to supporting more ICE members and their families with the new services.”

If you are interested in accessing any of the services above, please contact the Ben Fund office in the first instance, on 01444 417 979.