HSE Health & Wellbeing has launched a new, free, online mental health and wellbeing programme called MINDING YOUR WELLBEING. Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing, on this page, a series of short videos that can help us take a positive approach to our mental health. This weeks video called ‘Improving Our Resilience’, is available to view here. ‘Improving Our Resilience‘ invites us to learn about the building blocks of resilience including the importance of focussing on our strengths. This provides a unique opportunity for everyone to learn and practice key elements of mental wellbeing such as mindfulness, gratitude, self-care, and resilience.
Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over the determinants of health and thereby improve their health and wellbeing. Health promotion improves the health and wellbeing of the general population and those populations at greatest risk of developing chronic disease. Health promotion is defined and articulated through a range of government policy documents that have been translated into plans for delivery. Healthy Ireland (HI) Framework (2013) is the overarching policy document. Several policies and strategies have been published to progress specific priority areas including; National Sexual Health Strategy, National Physical Activity Plan, A Healthy Weight for Ireland – Obesity Policy and Action Plan, Tobacco Free Ireland, the National Substance Misuse Strategy, Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice.
The work of Health Promotion in the Workplace is focused on –
- Building capacity within the workplace to support people to stay healthy and well through delivery of health and wellbeing training programmes
- Providing knowledge, expertise and support to ensure our workplaces deliver health and wellbeing gains for the population and particularly for those most at risk
- Reducing onset of chronic disease and supporting those with chronic conditions to live better through the provision of smoking cessation services and dietetic services
- Developing and promoting cross-sectoral partnerships and collaborative practice to advance health and wellbeing initiatives and deliver improved health outcomes across key target populations
- Supporting staff to enjoy improved health and wellbeing.