Minister McEntee launches Updated IBEC Health & Wellbeing Managers’ Guide

3 rd June 2016

Helen McEntee, T.D. , new Minister for State at the Department of Health and Children and local Meath East Fine Gael T.D. last Friday 3rd June 2016 launched the updated version of the IBEC Mental Health and Wellbeing Managers’ Guide.

At the launch, she stated that “It is appropriate that we are talking about the promotion of positive mental health, here in the workplace, as looking after ourselves starts in the community, amongst our peers and colleagues. Talking about our mental health should become as normal as talking about a physical injury or illness – by doing this we willencourage each other to seek help and prevent our problems becoming worse.”

She added that the guide had “obvious benefits for employees and employer. Employees benefit through lower incidences of chronic health problems, reduced stress and improved mental health outcomes while the employer benefits in terms of better rates of employee retention, reduced absence rates due to ill health and increased productivity.”

Read more here: https://www.ibec.ie/IBEC/Press/PressPublicationsdoclib3.nsf/vPages/Newsroom~mental-health-and-wellbeing-a-line-manager’s-guide-03-06-2016?OpenDocument?OpenDocument#.V1ac3iMrIdU

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