Author: HMOHS Team

What is Occupational Health? Occupational Health is a branch of healthcare that is specifically involved in assessing the impact of health on work and work on health. Occupational Health specialists provide employees and employers with clear, impartial specialist advice on how employee health is affecting their ability to work, or how work is affecting employee health. The Role of Occupational Health Technician An Occupational...

HEALTHY EATING AS A SHIFT WORKER – IS IT POSSIBLE? Are your work shifts negatively affecting your eating habits? Do you find it easy or difficult to eat and drink healthy during shift work? Some of you may be thinking yes and others no. A recent study found that shift work affects many areas of workers’ lives, with an impact...

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...