MU Workplace Wellbeing Statement (August 2021)
The University is committed to providing a healthy working environment and improving the quality of working lives for all its employees. This wellbeing statement aims to support the University’s mission and core values of freedom of thought and expression, freedom from discrimination, collegiality, transparency, trust, dignity, respect, and to recognise that employees are its greatest asset.
Inspire Workplace Services -
The Inspire Workplace Services is a support programme provided by the University for employees. The programme provides a confidential counselling service, designed to assist employees in dealing with any issue that adversely affects their health, wellbeing, personal or professional life.
If you have a problem that is troubling you, then you can get help and support by contacting Inspire Workplace Services on free phone number 1800 201 346 or by clicking on Maynooth University's Workplace Services Hub.
Please note that when you call the telephone number above, you may be asked some questions and placed on hold for a few moments. This is a fully confidential service and any questions are only to ensure that you are connected with the correct person.
To access the Maynooth University's Inspire Workplace Services Hub please click on the following link for access details:
Inspire Workplaces-How to Register
This is an employee assistance programme which offers 24/7/365 Helpline Support, including:
- Immediate Telephone Support
- Up to 6 sessions of counselling, as appropriate
- Financial Information
- Legal Information
- Consumer/Citizens Information
- Management Support via Helpline
- Online Support Hub, with guides, resource library and online self-help courses
Resource Library: Once you login to the Inspire Workplace Services Hub, you can access their resource library and download information and resources on the following topics:
Online self-help courses:
Once you login to the Inspire Workplace Services Hub, you can access their online self-help courses, which cover the following topics:
Following its success in 2021, Maynooth University will be holding our second Employee Wellbeing Month in May 2022.
A series of workshops will take place throughout the month. We will be suggesting some wellbeing initiatives and challenges for people to undertake during the month to put what they learn at the workshops into practice.
Access to booking details for each of the workshops are outlined on the Employee Wellbeing Month Guide.
This guide includes a virtual exhibition, which brings together a selection of MU library resources relating to wellbeing.
We will conclude our live events by offering all those that attended a workshop the opportunity to win a €50 One4All Voucher. There are two vouchers to be won.
The wellbeing themes being covered this year include the follow:
- Self Care & Managing Stress
- Menopause & Physiology
- Healthy Eating
- Digital Detoxing
Week 2 - European Mental Health Week
- Juggling Work & Family Life
- Positive Mental Health at Work
- Beginners Yoga (online)
- Financial Planning
- Dealing with Anxiety
- Providing Care at Home
- Beginners Yoga (On-Campus)
- Parenting Seminar (Age 0 - 10)
- Parenting Seminar (Age 11+)
- MS Awareness
- Health Insurance
- Pet Welfare
- Dementia Awareness
Learning & Development, HR provide seminars on a range of wellbeing topics. Details of seminars and dates can be viewed on the Learning & Development Course Directory under the category of Employee Wellbeing
Learning & Development Directory.
See Change Workplace Pledge - Maynooth University has signed up to the See Change Workplace Pledge as part of our on-going commitment to support awareness of Mental Health.
See Change have developed a number of supportive guides;
HR Policies (A-Z) - deal with areas of employee wellbeing
Equality & Diversity
A list of National Wellbeing supports may be found here.
The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) - offer a range of supports on addressing work related stress, including a work related stress worksheet for employees
The HSE offer mental health supports and online courses including a video-based wellbeing programme. This evidence-based programme provides a unique opportunity for people to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and resilience. As we continue to adapt our lifestyles to deal with COVID-19 and are faced with different challenges, Minding Your Wellbeing aims to provide simple tools and guidance to develop and maintain a positive outlook by looking after our mental health and wellbeing.
'In this Together' campaign offers guidance on minding one's mental health, coping at home, eating healthy and tips on staying active.
Mental Health Ireland also offer a range of supports in the form posters, tips, videos, podcasts and articles - no login/account required, as well their
Mental Health Ireland - Supports & Resources Directory