Author: HMOHS Team

Catherine, our Lead Health and Wellbeing Coordinator has collated a number of useful links for you to check during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Pillar 1: Mental Health Support Free Mental Health Counselling (image below)A-Z Mental Health ServicesSelf-Help Leaflets Bereavement Self-help Guide NHS - One you - Staying at Home TipsPHA - 5 ways to mental wellbeing at homeWHO - Stress Tips...

Health Matters Occupational Health – Important Information We are taking steps to play our part in the government’s message of social distancing and to help manage the spread of Coronavirus in NI/ROI. Occupational Health is of vital importance to you in this business critical time – now more than ever you will have access to the highly specialised and detailed workplace health...

When we think about exercise, we relate it to our bodies getting leaner, fitter and building up our muscles. But what about the effect is has on our most important organ – our brain? We often neglect the tremendous mental health benefits of exercise and it’s becoming more apparent that regular exercise and good mental health go hand in hand. Exercise can help treat a...

Today (Monday 16th March 2020), we are acknowledging the eight annual Nutrition & Hydration Week (N & H Week). The awareness day aims to highlight the importance and benefits of healthy nutrition and hydration practises. Nutrition in the UK & Ireland Poor nutrition and obesity are all too common in the UK and Ireland. In fact, according to Cancer Research UK, more than 6 in 10 adults...

The holidays are a time to recuperate and take time to do more of the things you enjoy, so that when it’s time to come back to work, you can return feeling refreshed both physically and mentally. The holidays can be a busy period however, so self-care may go to the bottom of our priorities. However long you are off for this Christmas, it’s important...

We are proud to announce we will be sponsoring the upcoming ‘Managing Workplace Health: Fit for Purpose’ conference. This is being hosted by the Workplace Health Leadership Group NI (WHLGNI.) and will be Northern Irelands biggest ever Occupational Health conference, taking place on 20th & 21st November in La Mon Hotel in Belfast.   Bringing together over 30 local and GB based...

Stress is generally defined as a feeling of being overwhelmed by a situation or series of events. Numerous factors at work can lead to potential stress and diminish our emotional and physical well-being if they go unsupported or unchecked. Examples of Workplace Stressors The HSE defines stress in the context of work as ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other...

Due to continued expansion we have some exciting opportunities to join our ever growing team. We are looking for Occupational Health Advisors and a Service Administrator. Read full job descriptions below:   Service Administrator We have an exciting opportunity for a new recruit to join our team as a Service Administrator, based in our Newry premises. It is vital that any individuals applying have excellent...

The HSE recently released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19, along with the number of people known to have died from asbestos-related cancer, mesothelimoa, in 2017. Mesothelimoa is a type of lung cancer that is usually linked to past asbestos exposure. More than 2,500 people died from this in 2017. Another type of lung disease on the rise...

Employers need to be aware that asthma is not just caused by dust, house mites or genetic inheritance, but the workplace can cause asthma and make symptoms worse for existing asthmatics. Occupational factors account for about 1 in 6 cases of asthma in adults of working age with almost 90% of those cases being attributed to an allergic response to something...