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This page gives links to the many project websites WRC have been involved in.  These cover the full range of content areas – workplace health, health promotion, mental health and technology at work and in society. 

Workplace Health and Wellbeing

This website is developed from the work of a number of large scale EU funded projects in the area of workplace health and wellbeing in which the Work Research Centre have led or been involved.  These have addressed a number of themes:

•    Mental health and wellbeing at work
•    Drugs and alcohol
•    Return to work following illness or injury
•    Workplace health promotion

We are now integrating these themes into an Irish context – to take account of Irish legislation and policy, resources in Ireland and to adapt European approaches to the circumstances for Irish workplace health practice.

European Network for Mental Health Promotion

The ENMHP is an informal network for people interested in mental health promotion in 3 settings:

  • Schools
  • Workplaces
  • Older people's residences

ENMHP has more than 1600 members from Europe and beyond.  Its membership includes policy makers, practitioners and educators.  It aims to influence practitioners, policy makers, professionals and administrators.
It bulids on the work of three EU funded projects, each of which have a set of practical tools associated with them:

  • ProMenPol - which provides policy and practice related tools in the MHP area
  • MindHealth - which provides online training for MHP
  • MHP-Hands - which provides a set of handbooks for implementing MHP


The MHP-Hands website is aimed at practitioners of mental health promotion in Schools, Workplaces and Older people’s homes. Running from 2010-2013, the project developed 3 implementation manuals for MHP. These are available in 7 languages. Based on ProMenPol, it also produce a related set of face to face training courses in how to use the implementation manuals in practice.

MHP-Hands aims to equip:

  • Teachers and administrations in schools
  • Human resources professionals, management representatives and occupational physicians in the workplace
  • Care workers, doctors, administrative staff and caregivers in older people’s living environments

to understand the factors critical to mental health maintenance and promotion and to initiate, implement and monitor policy and programme development in their organisations.


MindHealth is a project that produced online training programmes for implementing mental health promotion in three settings:

  •  Schools
  •  Workplaces
  •  Older people’s homes

The e-learning programme can be used as a self-learning programme or can be supported by face-to-face training.


MEPMIS has developed a training resource (web based & face to face) for trainers and managers in SMEs in the area of substance usage (drugs and alcohol) in the workplace.  It equips them with the appropriate skills and knowledge to deal both proactively and reactively to the issues associated with these substances and their impact on work and employment.

RE-INTEGRATE - Return to work  -  An Integrated e-learning Environment.

Reintegrate is a website that provides training for people interested in supporting absent workers to return to work.  The longer someone is absent from work, the less likely they are to get back to employment, either in their current or another job.  Reintegrate provides a range of tools that help support absent workers reintegration.

  • An Online training course
  • An assessment of individual’s knowledge and skills in relation to return to work
  • An assessment of corporate capacity to support return to work
  • A cost calculator to calculate the benefits of returning absent employees to work.

ENWHP - European Network for Workplace Health Promotion.

The ENWHP is Europe’s foremost network in the area of Workplace Health promotion.  Initially launched in 1996 as an informal network of health promotion agencies, it has undergone a transformation recently to become a network that is open to all interested parties.  It aims:

  • To promote the development of workplace health promotion in Europe through the activities of members and through the relationships the network develops with other organisations
  • To develop strong policy at national, system and workplace level to promote the development and practice of workplace health promotion
  • To develop training and education in the area of workplace health promotion
  • To accredit practice and training in the area of workplace health promotion
  • To undertake and promote research in the area of workplace health promotion
  • To produce policy documents on workplace health promotion
  • To produce regular communications for network members
  • To produce and promote publications in the area of workplace health promotion 


The European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) is a non-profit association for organisations that aim to be 'frontrunners' in the study, promotion and practice of accessible tourism.

By leveraging the knowledge and experience of the network, ENAT members are improving the accessibility of tourist information, transport, infrastructure, design and service for visitors with all kinds of access needs.  ENAT also provides models of excellence in accessible tourism for the whole of the tourism industry.


The AGROSH+ project (OSH+ for the European Agriculture sector) aims to enhance the knowledge and expertise of OSH experts (occupational physicians and OSH specialists) who provide services to enterprises within the agriculture sector.  It provides primarily face to face training as well as online supported learning in a blended way in relation to the hazards, risks and preventive measures typical of a range of agricultural settings.

Fitwork - Good practices to develop physical activity programs at work

The objective of the project is to promote physical activity at work and the awareness of workers and health and safety professionals of the importance of physical activity in the workplace.  It aims:

  • to define specific exercises that take into account musculoskeletal risks in the workplace as well as more general fitness programmes
  • to design physical activity programs at work to reduce musculoskeletal injury risks
  • to define good practices to develop physical activity programs at work
  • to produce a Guide for practitioners in the area

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