HSE Health and Wellbeing Ezine

Consultation with Service Users and Service Providers to Inform the Delivery of Integrated Alcohol Services


The HSE Alcohol Programme are inviting people to take part anonymously in a research study that is being conducted by researchers at Trinity College Dublin, led by Professor Catherine Comeskey. The aim of this study is to provide an evidence informed consultation of alcohol services with a focus on accessibility, partnership, experience of using and delivering services and views on how services should be delivered within these contexts. The findings from this study will be used to inform the delivery of new Integrated Alcohol Services.

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National Tobacco Free Campus Awards 2023


The HSE Tobacco Free Ireland Team hosted the National Tobacco Free Campus (TFC) Bursary awards ceremony in Dublin on 1st June. The bursary was awarded to staff in acknowledgement of their work in supporting the implementation and quality improvement of the HSE TFC Policy in each of their sites. For the first time in the history of the bursary, the sites engaged crossed a wide variety of settings from acute to primary care/disability and mental health services etc. The numbers applying for the bursary have increased year on year, with this year (the 3rd bursary process) exceeding all other years with 108 sites applying.

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“One conversation really can change a life” – Making Every Contact Count Champions Event


‘Making Every Contact Count Champions Event’ was a key event organised in April 2023 by Community Healthcare Organisation Dublin North City and County (CHO DNCC) and was supported by the National MECC Programme. To learn about the benefits of Making Every Contact Count for Health Professionals, click here.

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New e-learning module on HseLand: ‘Social Prescribing – for healthcare professionals’


A new e-learning module is available on HSE Land entitled ‘Social prescribing – for healthcare professionals’.

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Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme, HSE Health and Wellbeing


New report shows that over one million condoms were ordered by 131 community organisations via the National Condom Distribution Services in 2022.

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Global Network for Tobacco Free Healthcare


The GNTH network, commonly called the Global Network, is an independent, international, non-profit association that was formed to facilitate action on tobacco within healthcare services.

The Global Network’s mission is to advocate, recruit and enable healthcare services and professionals globally to implement and sustain effective tobacco management and cessation policies in accordance with the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC).

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HSE Talking Health and Wellbeing Podcast, Episode 19 – HSE Active Workplaces


In the latest HSE Talking Health and Wellbeing Podcast we talk to Eimear Cotter, Project Manager, Health Eating Active Living Programme, HSE Health & Wellbeing and Dan Russell, Health Promotion & Improvement Officer, HSE, Dublin South, Kildare & West Wicklow Community Healthcare, about Active Workplaces and the importance of physical activity. Eimear discusses the physical activity guidelines, the risks associated with sedentary behaviour in the workplace and why movement breaks are so important to incorporate into our daily routine.

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