Author: Health Matters Team

Federation of Occupational Health Nurses of the European Union - FOHNEU Health Matters’ Managing Director Mary Doran recently attended the 45th board meeting of the Federation of Occupational Health Nurses of the European Union (FOHNEU) in Stockholm, Sweden last week. Mary is the representative for Ireland within this organisation. Current President of the FOHNEU Dr. Henriett HIRDI (Hungary) chaired this event. Attendees were...

Does your business value employee health at work? Health Matters are calling upon proactive businesses to avail of this fantastic initiative completely funded by the Public Health Agency.   Nikki Sturgeon (Lead Health, Safety & Wellbeing Coordinator at Health Matters) explains “The aim of the Health Matters at Work initiative is to mentor and support businesses through a structured process to ultimately...

Over the summer months, people may take time off work, head off to the sun and forget about their healthy lifestyle for a few weeks. It's important to take a break from time to time but we have a few tips to keep you safe in the sun and healthy over the holidays.   Sun Protection   When being outside for long periods of...

As well as the 1-day CSR Health and Safety course, Health Matters also provide the 4-day Site Safety Supervisor training course. This course is aimed at those who manage sites or have a large responsibility for site safety. Candidates must have 5 years’ experience as a Construction Supervisor or have an NVQ Level 3 in Construction Site Supervision to qualify for...

This week is Men’s Health Week. It is no secret that many men are reluctant to raise concerns and talk openly about their health. We want to encourage men to not only open up about health issues with their body but also their mind. Health Matters are actively working with companies all over N. Ireland to improve health and wellbeing...

Today is 'World No Tobacco Day'. Tobacco is the single biggest avoidable cause of cancer in the world and also causes thousands of deaths each year from other conditions including lung and heart problems. Stopping smoking can greatly reduce the risks of these illnesses. Smoking Related Diseases Smoking contributes to almost every type of cancer. The most common types of cancer associated...

Whether we are at home, in the workplace or in public we never know when we will be faced with an emergency situation. You will be able to react more efficiently in an emergency even with basic level first aid training. Although we hope to never have to use these skills, there are many benefits of completing a first aid...

Mary Doran, Managing Director of Health Matters (Occupational Health) Ltd, was recently elected as President of the Occupational Health Nurses Association for Ireland (OHNAI). The OHNAI is a voluntary organisation for Occupational Health Nurses. These nurses work either as individual practitioners or team members in a workplace setting. The association supports its members in their role of: Providing care to employees through...

Today is World Health Day and this week, our Health Promotion team have been busy visiting a range or organisations in N.Ireland to help them mark this event. Local organisations are on a mission to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees and we assist them with this in many ways. The theme of this year’s World Health Day is...

Health Matters are now entering into year two of our Workplace Health and Wellbeing contract with the Public Health Agency (PHA). This exciting programme allows us to provide and coordinate an efficient workplace health and wellbeing support services to businesses of all sizes in the Southern, South Eastern and Belfast Trust areas. Health Matters will engage with local businesses providing them...