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.
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
Human Resources invited all employees to participate in our inaugural Employee Wellbeing month – May 2021.
A number of webinars and workshops to support and promote employee wellbeing were made available to all employees.
Employee Wellbeing Month Infographic
summarises the activities that took place during May. We would like to thank everyone for their participation and engagement with these events.
In addition to our live Employee Wellbeing Month webinars, the Library and Human Resources developed a virtual exhibition.
This exhibition provides details of a range of library resources relating to wellbeing, which are accessible to employees and students.
Employee Wellbeing Seminars (Online) - Upcoming Dates:
- Monday 8th November (09:50 - 11:00) - Understanding Personal Resilience
- Tuesday 7th December (09:50 - 12:30) - Self Care & Managing Stress
For information on the above employee wellbeing seminars view the Learning & Development Directory.
Employee Wellbeing eLearning - A total of 16 Employee Wellbeing eLearning courses, are now available when you login with your Maynooth University Windows username and password. The provides more information on the eLearning courses available.
HR Policies (A-Z) - deal with areas of employee wellbeing
Equality & Diversity
To support your wellbeing during this unprecedented period, Human Resources have a number of online wellbeing webinars available to all employees.
Working from Home Wellbeing Guides:
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