EP UK Investments, owners of Kilroot and Ballylumford Power stations, are delighted to announce their chosen charity partner for 2021 is MindWise, one of Northern Ireland’s leading mental health charities.

MindWise are a local charity who deliver over 30 key services to more than 1000 people affected by mental health issues every day across Northern Ireland. MindWise raise awareness and campaign for change for people affected by mental health issues to ensure they receive the support they need.

Corporate partnership with MindWise will help to provide a range of vital services such as supported housing, carer and family support as well as day care in the community to those affected by mental health across Northern Ireland.

EPUKI recently unveiled plans to support the local economy in the Borough through the Kilroot Energy Park concept. This includes the opportunity for an array of lower carbon and renewable energy technologies. With a focus on cleaner energy this can help ensure that Kilroot can continue to play a hugely important strategic role in providing secure and stable electricity supply to consumers in Northern Ireland. In addition, EPUKI also propose to build an Education and Learning centre on the site to share information about how they strive to produce electricity in a sustainable manner.

In taking forward these plans, EPUKI are mindful of their social responsibility and their role within the local community. With mental health increasingly coming to the forefront, EPUKI alongside their employees are enthusiastic to begin this charity partnership to support and help build upon the incredible work MindWise undertake.

Furthermore, through this partnership MindWise can provide advocacy, advice and training to EPUKI workplaces to better understand and support good mental health helping EPUKI re-invest back into their employees wellbeing.

Commenting on the announcement EPUKI Commercial Director Ian Luney noted:

All our staff are delighted to be partnering with MindWise, one of Northern Ireland’s leading mental health charities. The partnership is an opportunity to help support the valuable work MindWise undertake in helping local people affected by mental health issues receive the support they need.’’

‘’Through this partnership with MindWise we are dedicated to help reducing the stigma surrounding mental health within the workplace and the community which affects a substantial amount of people across Northern Ireland every day.”

MindWise Chief Executive Anne Doherty added:

We are excited about our partnership with EPUKI as it will help support and continue our work in transforming the lives of people affected by mental health. The services we provide are key to helping many suffering from mental health on their road to recovery and our corporate partnerships are a key component to facilitating this work, particularly now in the wake of the impacts of Covid-19.”

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