Promoting Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace 15.6.2017

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The presentations from our 2017 Conference are available below (please click on the person's name). The conference booklet is also available at Conference Booklet 2017.

Plenary 1

Promoting health in the workplace: International perspectives and shared challenges

Professor Paul Fleming, University of Southampton, UK

 Workplace health and wellbeing: Why it matters...

Professor Dame Carol Black, University of Cambridge, UK


Research exchange (parallel presentations):

Theme A: Practice of health promotion in the workplace

‘Who cares for the carers?’ The Galway experience of Schwartz Rounds
Dr. Catherine Anne Field

Management of stress in the workplace: A national response to implementing stress
management interventions
Nodlaig Carroll

An examination of current meeting practice and an exploration of the concept and practicality
of ‘healthy meetings’ as an initiative to contribute to a health promoting environment in the
Ashling Jennings (presentation not available)

‘A Healthy CIT’: Preliminary findings from a campus-wide staff health survey in an Irish third
level setting
Andrea Bickerdike

Staff development talks from a wellbeing perspective
Dr. Åsa Bringsén

 Theme B: Evaluating workplace health promotion

An economic evaluation of complex workplace dietary interventions
Clare Kelly (see presentation below as both presentations combined)

The ‘Food Choice at Work’ Trial: From evaluation to practical application in everyday workplace
Claire Kelly

The Step Challenge – An effectiveness review of a health intervention to promote walking on
the commute
Siobhan Hamilton

“…this is not about changing my work load or content, it is about changing how I do my work”:
The personal and professional impact of facilitation skills for health and wellbeing training on
youth workers in out of school settings
Mairead Barry (presented by P. Carroll)

‘Farmers have Hearts’: Using the Mart as a setting in which to engage male livestock farmers in
a health screening intervention
Diana Van Doorn

 Theme C: Current issues in workplace health promotion

Towards an integrated workplace Health Promotion Policy for Ireland
John Griffiths

The role of law in creating healthy workplaces – lessons from regulatory theory
Ursula Connolly

Stressful learning: Examining the reciprocal dynamic of stress amongst educators and students
in higher education
Dr. Patricia Mannix McNamara

Efficacy and feasibility of reducing workplace sitting among administrative staff – The WIT-SIT
Damien O'Connell

The development of occupational health service standards for the Irish Health Service
Aisling Pursell

 Theme D: Perspectives on workplace health promotion and health protection

Promoting workplace wellbeing through enhanced communication practices – Benefits of
participating on a WWETB Literacy Program
Margaret Howard

Health and wellbeing in a HSE workplace. Learning from a two-year project in a medium-sized
Dr. Edel McNamara

‘Salutogenesis in the Workplace’: The role of generalised resistance resources, sense of
coherence and learning
Roald Pijpker (presentation not available)

Inclusion for a student with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in third level education in Ireland: An
auto-ethnographic perspective
Teresa Shiels

A qualitative study on the impact of sleep loss on the daily lives of working mothers
Eimear Mc Eneaney

 Theme E: Workplace health promotion investigations

 Finding solutions to workplace stressors in a healthcare setting using the Team Climate
Dr. Maura Burke

How physically active are employees at University Limerick Hospital Group?
Maire Curran

Mindfulness in the workplace
Pauline Kent

Practising mindfulness in the workplace: Idiographic perspectives of mindful line managers
Niamh Imbusch

Alcohol-related presentations to an emergency department
Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh (presentation not available)

Plenary 2:

Developing a healthy workplace framework in the Irish context

Biddy O'Neill, Department of Health, Ireland

An integrated approach to promoting workplace health and wellbeing: Benefits and challenges

Professor Anne Drummond, University College Dublin, Ireland

Wellbeing - what works @ work

Dr. Paul Litchfield, British Telecom (BT), UK



Workshop A: Workplace stress from a regulatory perspective

Patricia Murray, Health and Safety Authority (presentation not available)

 Workshop B: Bullying, ill-treatment and redress utopia

Dr. Patricia Mannix McNamara Workshop and Dr. Sarah Mac Curtain, University of Limerick

 Workshop C: Organisation challenges: Growing the wellbeing agenda

Michelle Staunton, Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development

 Workshop D: Building a network can be easy. The problem is how to maintain it!

Dr. Roberto Moretti, Agenzia di Tutela della Salute (ATS) di Bergamo

Workshop E: Developing a workplace policy

Dr. Helen McEvoy, Institute of Public Health in Ireland

Workshop F:  Making the business case

John Griffiths Workshop, Work2Health, Wales

Knowledge translation session G: Evidence of effectiveness of workplace wellbeing programmes

Robert Murphy, Department of Health.