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Do you recognise the importance of a Healthy Workplace, but aren’t quite sure where to start?

This section takes information from the international evidence base and recommendations of key stakeholders in Ireland and translates it into an actionable method. It aims to provide everything you need to develop your Healthy Workplace.


Steps to Creating a Healthy Workplace

Step-by-step method to follow along on your journey to a Healthy Workplace with tips, checklists and resources for each step.

Step 1 – Gain and Demonstrate Support

Key Message: Formal support from the top is crucial to ensure acquisition of sufficient resources & sustainability of the initiative, and for employees to be aware of the company’s commitment …

Step 2 – Conduct Assessments and Set Objectives

Key Message: Assessing your Needs will help you identify the issues important to employees and to the organisation. Collecting baseline information will help you identify these Needs and will also …

Step 3 – Plan and Resource

Key Message: Developing an action plan starts with making a comprehensive list of priorities. A thorough action plan will help you assess your assets and share company resources by connecting …

Step 4 – Implement

Key Message: Employee engagement, programme transparency and consistent communication are essential for Implementation success. This step is simply putting your Action Plan to action. All necessary activities and considerations have …

Step 5 – Evaluate and Improve

Key Message: No initiative is complete until a formal Evaluation is carried out. Evaluation is essential in order to: You’ve successfully completed all preliminary steps (Steps 1, 2 & 3) …

Views of People with Experience

Find out from the people themselves what was supportive and what was challenging when designing and implementing workplace wellbeing programmes

Acknowledgement is given to the Australian Department of Health, Healthy Workers Initiative Australia’s Healthy Workers Initiative, Brunton et al., (2016), CDC Workplace Health Model, Health Research Board, NIOSH The Essential Elements of Effective Workplace Programs, PWC’s Framework, WHO Healthy Workplace Model & WRC Tools and Techniques Manual for the content on these pages. For full details and credits, please see the Ireland Department of Health Research Paper titled ‘Factors organisations should consider when developing Healthy Workplaces and Workplace Wellbeing Programmes’ by Murphy et al. (2018) located in the Research & Evidence section.


Logic Model Template

This is a logic model to help you track your activities and the resources needed to achieve your outcomes. It was developed by the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) for the Department of Health.

HRB Healthy Workplace Tools

If you’d like to dive deep into the research, this study is for you. The Health Research Board in Dublin consolidated information from five countries that are the leading in terms of Healthy Workplace supports. You’ll find here a comprehensive …

WHO Healthy Workplace Framework

Key experts in the World Health Organization developed this comprehensive model to create a health-promoting workplace. The advice throughout this website is a reflection of this thorough framework.

ENWHP Guidelines for Healthy Organisations

The European Network for Workplace Health Promotion is an excellent source for guidance within the European context. This resource also includes information on how to make the business case for prioritising wellbeing in your organisation.