Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton, has today welcomed the launch of the Healthy Workplace website healthyworkplace.ie.
Developed under the National Framework for Healthy Workplaces, the new site is intended to be a one-stop-shop that helps organisations to make their workplace a Healthy Workplace.
It features interactive tools to facilitate the delivery and evaluation of health and wellbeing initiatives in workplaces of any size.
It is designed to cater for the needs of public and private organisations and is targeted towards 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.
Welcoming the launch, Minister Naughton said:
“The benefits of a happy and healthy workforce are multi-faceted, for the individual and for society.
“With more than two million people employed in Ireland, organisations that use healthyworkplace.ie have enormous potential to influence population health, as the measures they implement will directly impact on the physical, mental, economic and social wellbeing of workers.
“I’d like to thank the website developers and congratulate all the stakeholders who contributed to its development.
“It’s a wonderful resource and I look forward to seeing how organisations use it to build healthier workplace environments.”
Head of Healthy Ireland Tom James said:
“The launch of the Healthy Workplace website is a key milestone in the implementation of the National Framework for Healthy Workplaces.
“It provides resources and support to workplaces which are open and ready to engage with the wellbeing agenda and this is essential if we are to improve the health of the whole population.”
Notes to Editor:
The Healthy Workplaces website healthyworkplace.ie is a priority under the National Framework for Healthy Workplaces. The Framework is the result of a Government-led, multi-sectoral collaboration that sets out the roadmap for supporting the growth of effective approaches to enhancing health and wellbeing in the workplace setting. It provides strategic direction and flexible guidance that can be adapted by any workplace to help create and sustain health and wellbeing among the workforce.