Promoting Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
Nationwide Workshop Series
- An Employer, Manager or HR Professional
- A Health and Safety Manager or Consultant
- An Employee with an interest in Workplace Health and Wellbeing
- An All Ireland Safety Awards Entrant?
…then this is for YOU!
National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) is running a half day workshop on Promoting Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace nationwide throughout 2020.
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Promoting Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace is a half day workshop running from 09.30hrs to 13.15hrs, organised by National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) in conjunction with Healthy Ireland.
Under the auspices of Healthy Ireland, the Department of Health, in partnership with the Department of Enterprise, Business and Innovation, are leading the development of a National Healthy Workplace Framework. This is in response to the growing evidence that workplaces have a key role in promoting health and wellbeing among employees which is critical for the welfare of workers, levels of productivity and economic growth.
To recognise workplaces that have made significant progress in promoting health and wellbeing, the Healthy Workplace Award, sponsored by Healthy Ireland, has been integrated into the All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards since 2019. It will provide an opportunity for you to demonstrate your commitment to the health and wellbeing agenda across the organisation.
This workshop is designed to support workplaces that are interested in progressing this agenda and participants will:
- Develop an understanding of the core elements of a healthy workplace
- Identify health and wellbeing activity in their own workplace
- Understand the steps involved in developing a workplace health and wellbeing plan
The workshop will also include a practical case study from a local worksite that has Health and Wellbeing as a priority in their organisation.
Half day from 09.30hrs to 13.15hrs.
Certificate of Attendance:
Participants who have successfully completed the training will be issued with a NISO certificate of attendance.
There is no assessment but active participation is required.
Dates and Venues:
Dundalk: 19 March 2020; Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Limerick: 1 April 2020; Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Ennis Road, Limerick
Dublin: 23 April 2020; NISO Training Centre, A11 Calmount Park, Ballymount, Dublin 12
Cork: 6 May 2020; Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Little Island, Cork
Athlone: 19 May 2020; Radisson Blu Hotel, Northgate St., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
[More venues may be added subject to demand]
Registration at 09.15am with workshop start at 09.30am
09.30 Setting the Scene -Development of the National Healthy Workplace Framework
10.00 What is a Healthy Workplace? Key Challenges and Opportunities to Promote Health and Wellbeing
11.00 Tea/Coffee Break
11.30 Case Study: Presentation by Worksite with Health and Wellbeing Programme
12.15 Developing a Health and Wellbeing Plan for Your Workplace – Practical Session
Biddy O’Neill, Department of Health
Biddy O’Neill, Department of Health
Biddy is National Project Lead in the Health and Wellbeing Programme Department of Health. She is leading the development of the National Healthy Workplace Framework in partnership with the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation under the auspices of Healthy Ireland.
Biddy has worked in Health Promotion for over twenty years at both strategic and operational levels within the Health Service and the Department of Health. She has extensive experience in partnership working, policy and programme development and implementation. She is a keen advocate for personal development including reflective practice and believes that facilitative leadership is key to changing workplace culture to promote health and wellbeing.
She was appointed as an Assistant National Director in the Health and Wellbeing Division Health Service Executive in 2013 and seconded to the Department of Health in 2015.
She has a background in Nursing and Addiction Counselling and holds a Higher Diploma in Adult Education and MA in Health Promotion