Practical Approach to Implementing a Wellbeing at Work Programme

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18th September 2019 @ 10.00-13.00 Wexford Chamber Office € 35.00 / € 35.00 13 available Spiritual Earth

A one day workshop, delivered by Wexford Chamber Skillnet in Association with Calodagh McCumiskey of Spiritual Earth

‘The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005’, states that employers have an obligation to ensure the safety, health and welfare of their employees at work, as far as is reasonably practical.

Employees are the most important asset in any organisation. However, if they are not supported, they become your biggest potential liability.


Topics covered include: 

–       Introduction to Wellbeing at Work

–       Employer Responsibility, what you need to know?

–       Safety, Health, Welfare and Wellbeing at Work

–       Wellbeing at work initiatives, that give results.  What has worked in practice?

–       Considerations in developing an employee wellbeing programme 

–       Assessing wellbeing in your company – Understanding where to start

–       First Steps 

–       The fundamentals of a good workplace wellbeing programme 

–       Introduction to ‘Wellbeing at Work’ – 1 hour session that you will deliver in your office (resources given include a mini manual, outline and powerpoint for you to use in your workplace)

–       The Keep Well Mark, IBEC

–       Bringing it all together, Action Plan for your Company 


Join us and discover the best ways to  invest in your most important asset,  your people, to grow your company and profits.



Further Information:




This session will offer participants a practical understanding of the important considerations in planning and implementing a successful and fruitful wellbeing at work programme.   It will give participants insights into how to get started and how to progress your initiatives at whatever stage of the process you are. 


There isn’t a one size fits all solution to wellbeing at work.  Different companies have different staff groupings with different needs and goals.   A good programme needs to be practical, interesting and to solve actual problems people have, whilst boosting wellbeing and productivity in a meaningful way.   A strong programme should help staff reduce unhealthy stress and enhance wellness in areas they are happy to engage in, in the workplace.   Employees should not feel like it is a box ticking exercise.    There are ways to bring people on board and further staff and company goals.   A strong wellbeing programme empowers staff to be champions of their own wellbeing while also boosting team wellbeing and cooperation between staff.  


Introduction to Wellbeing at Work

The programme will also prepare participants to deliver an ‘Introduction to Wellbeing at Work’ session that can be delivered over 40 minutes to one hour in their workplace and share the resources for doing this (including a mini-manual,  session outline and powerpoint presentation).


Background – Why Wellbeing at Work

Stress is the epidemic of our time. With over 80% of employees in Ireland experiencing increased stress and an estimated 11 million days lost through absenteeism at a cost of €1.5 billion to employers annually and the cost of ‘presenteeism’ estimated at 10 times that, the benefits of wellbeing at work programmes have never been more necessary or better understood. 

Wellbeing helps people be focussed and productive and shows them how they can bring their ‘best self’ to work and to all situations.  Wellbeing at work  involves creating a mindset and culture in which respect, engagement, and effective working strategies rather than unhealthy stress and burnout are the drivers of success.   Wellbeing strategies are shown to pay-off as companies on the Fortune ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ list have outperformed the S&P 500 stock list by almost two to one over the last 20 years. Further, 6 out of 10 employees are more likely to stay with an employer that cares about their wellbeing (IBEC).



A range of presentation styles will be used to make the session varied, engaging, motivational and practical.  The session will be interactive and participatory and various resource materials will be given. 

The programme can be tailored and adapted for your companies specific requirements. In this case, costs will be determined upon attendee numbers and training hours.


About the Facilitator

Calodagh is the Founder and CEO of Spiritual Earth. Their programmes help people and teams effectively manage stress, enhance performance, boost individual and wellbeing and achieve inner balance. Calodagh writes a regular weekly column on wellbeing for independent regional publications around Ireland.  Spiritual Earth specialises in bespoke employee wellbeing programmes.   Current clients include a range of Fortune 500 Companies, NGOs, government offices, entrepreneurs and SMEs.    For more information, visit: or contact: