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Health & Safety


Health & Safety

In this section we hope to provide you with a range of resources that support and promote health and safety.

Management of Infectious Diseases in Childcare Facilities and other Childcare Settings

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The Little Things Campaign to protect your Mental Health has these resources:

Practicing Self-Care

Practicing Self-Care explores the importance of individual‘s ‘self-care’ and encourages  participants to build their own ‘self-care toolkit’ which includes healthy habits for their mental health and wellbeing.


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Mental Health & Wellbeing

The Little Things Campaign to protect your Mental Health has these resources:

Stress Control

HSE Health and Wellbeing are offering a free Stress Control programme.

Stress Control is an evidence-based programme that teaches you practical skills to deal with stress. The programme helps participants recognise the signs of stress. It covers topics including how stress affects our bodies and our thoughts. It teaches skills to overcome panicky feelings and tips to getting a good night’s sleep.

The sessions are presented by Dr Jim White, an internationally recognised expert in stress management who has teamed up with the HSE. He works with the EU to develop mental health services across Europe using interventions, including Stress Control.

Look After Yourself Posters from Health Promotion & Improvement Department of the HSE:


Menopause is a natural part of life for many women, and with the average age of retirement increasing, it’s important for employers to acknowledge this with an inclusive working environment which includes supportive measures.

Since 2022, it is estimated that nearly 600,000 women are affected by menopause at any one time in Ireland. This number shows a significant percentage of the Irish workforce; however, it is common for women to feel isolated when dealing with symptoms of menopause in the workplace.


Let’s Talk Menopause Posters from  Department of the HSE.

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

A Doctor-Professor answers the old question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health” in a completely new way. Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Let's Make our Day Harder

A review of some of the science around how our typical days have shifted with technology and culture and the impact on our health. It is also a call to action about how to “Tweak your Week” and make small changes to improve your health.

Stone Age Genes and Space Age Technology | Niall Moyna | TEDx DCU

In recent years, Niall has raised awareness of poor activity levels amongst Irish school-children through participation in the Aviva Schools Fitness Challenge, RTÉ’s Operation Transformation and TV3’s Doctor in the House.

The Couch is killer: Dr Andrew Murray at TEDx University of Edinburgh.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.

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Eating Well

What is a Healthy Diet ?

Safefood Recipes for the Summer

Food Safety

You can get many more resources on this link for yourself and all the family, scroll down through the page for family health:

Here are some healthy Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner and Dessert suggestions from Safefood:


Here is a book that will give you lots of recipes for healthy eating and helps you plan ahead it is a free download:

Correct Procedure for Adults to Wash Their Hands

A Tobacco Free Ireland

Does your setting have a no smoking policy in place? 

Click here for Tobacco Free campus Toolkit PDF: