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29/05/2008

Tool Information

Settings: Workplace
MHP Steps: Needs Analysis | Follow Up | Preparation | Implementation
Country of Origin: Ireland
Languages: Dutch | English | Spanish
Publication Information: Work Research Centre, Dublin

Evaluation: No
Available Formats: Paper Based
Free: No
Restrictions on Use: No
Tool Focus: Individual and Organisation
Tool Type: How to Manual/Design Tool

Tool Description

The methodology describes a 7-phase model to implement workplace health promotion. 1. Getting started 2. Marketing 3. Needs analysis 4. Planning 5. Implementation 6. Evaluation 7. Consolidation Each phase is described in terms of a set of activities, priorities, typical problems and their resolution and a set of tools to support these activities. The methodology can be used by anyone who wants to implement any form of WHP including mental health promotion. The tool was developed in the mid-1990s. The most recent version has been developed by NIGZ Division Work & Health. No formal evaluation of the tool has been carried out as yet, though feedback from users indicates that the tool has been found to be extremely useful. The methodology tool is available in English, Dutch and Spanish. In Ireland the tool has been used on more than 10 occasions, though many more copies of the tool are in circulation. The tool has also been used in Spain and widely in the Netherlands.

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: Applied internationally
Tool mainly used in: Ireland
Stage of Development: Well established
Evaluation and Research: Inconsistent Evidence
Beneficiary Involvement in Design: No reference to active participation

Contact Details

Contact Name: Richard Wynne
Organisation Name: Work Research Centre
Address: 3 Sundrive Road, Kimmage
Address Line 2: Dublin
Postal Code: 12
Country: Ireland
Email: r.wynne@wrc-research.ie
Telephone: +353-1-4927042

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