NEA Northern Ireland

Online Webinar

Fuel Poverty and Mental Health

The physical impacts of a cold, damp home are significant and righty highlighted, but the mental effects of fuel poverty should not be overlooked.

This course is designed for frontline staff who work with vulnerable and low-income groups who are at risk from living in cold and damp homes. It covers the impacts that living in fuel poverty can have on individuals’ mental health.

Course Audience

This webinar is designed for anyone wanting to learn more about fuel poverty, its causes and links with physical and mental wellbeing.


  • Explain fuel poverty definitions
  • Explain the fuel poverty risk factors
  • Explain the impacts of the cold on mental health
  • Explain how to tackle fuel poverty
  • Explain sources of advice and assistance for achieving a warmer home


This course is based the standard ‘Fuel Poverty and Health’ course and much of the content is the same but with a specific focus on Mental Health (if you have recently attended the standard Fuel Poverty and Health webinar or E-Learning this will mainly be a repeat).

  • Definitions of fuel poverty used in Northern Ireland
  • Risk factors associated with fuel poverty
  • Impact of living in a cold home on mental health
  • Recommended indoor temperatures
  • Issues people with mental ill health might have interacting with the energy market and managing their energy
  • Assistance and sources of advice available to those struggling to heat their home adequately – including Grants and Schemes available in Northern Ireland.


2.5 hours

How will the webinar work?

Webinars will be delivered live via Zoom (video conferencing facility) by our expert tutors to small groups to ensure a good level of interaction and support for learners. Participants will require a device with a camera and sound.

NEA MembersNon-Members
Not for profit organisations£70 + VAT£80 + VAT
Commercial organisations£80 + VAT£90 + VAT

PLEASE NOTE that the NEA members discount only applies to ‘enhanced’ membership as outlined in the membership documentation.

In-house options are also available to organisations wishing to train a group of their staff/volunteers.

For further information and booking, please contact

Nichola MacDougall, Training Officer, NEA NI
Tel: 028 9023 9909