This website aims to be the one-stop-shop for everything you need to make your workplace a Healthy Workplace
Healthy Ireland @ Work
A National Framework for Healthy Workplaces in Ireland
Workplaces directly influence the physical, mental, economic and social wellbeing of workers and in turn, the health of their families, communities and society. With more than two million people employed in Ireland, the workplace offers an ideal setting and infrastructure to support the promotion of health to a large audience.
Recognising the enormous potential of the workplace as a setting to encourage population health, a government-led, multi-sectoral collaboration was undertaken to develop the National Framework for Healthy Workplaces. The Framework sets out the roadmap for supporting the growth of effective approaches to enhancing health and wellbeing in the workplace setting.
Changes in the culture, policies and practices in workplaces lead to improvements in physical and mental health and wellbeing and work-life balance. Healthy workers are more efficient, energetic, alert and better able to manage stress. When employee health is managed well, staff engagement increases and sick leave decreases. Thus, a considerable amount of ill-health amongst the working population is preventable. In this way, the Framework aims to lay out the path to improve the health of Ireland’s workers.
This website aims to be the one-stop-shop for everything you need to make your workplace a Healthy Workplace. It is a website for all: small, medium and large organisations; public and private; members of staff from Wellness/Health Promotion, Human Resources, Occupational Health, Health & Safety, decision-makers in senior management, and employees hoping to champion a Healthy Workplace.
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