The EAP Institute’s next online certified training course on employee personal health and resilience will take place on Thursday 11 and Thursday 25 March.

An online booking fee of €225 can be made via, contact Irene Kenny, Conference Administrator, on 051-855733 or email:

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak in Ireland, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) highlighted the impact of workplace stress on employee mental health.

IOSH continues to urge its members to think safety, compliance, risk assessments and employee support therapy to address the mental health issues now impacting the workplace. In May 2019, the organisation produced guidance for businesses on how to design robust systems to manage the risk of mental health issues.

At the end of the course and assignment participants will have the skill-sets to develop a COVID–19 Response Plan to protect employee mental health, maintain personal Spiritual, Emotional, Mental and Physical (SEMP) health, in addition to personal health and develop resilience.

The online certified training course will be presented by Maurice Quinlan, Director of EAP Institute, and food and nutrition consultant Paula Mee.

Maurice Quinlan first introduced the Occupational Alcoholism Programme (OAPs) concept to Europe and hosted the first seminar on this topic in Dublin’s Clarence Hotel in September 1980. In 2018 he designed a new model of Employee Support Services (ESS) to manage workplace mental health risks.

Paula Mee provides a range of services in nutrition, corporate wellness, marketing, communications, recipes and menu analysis and product development. Her client portfolio includes those from the food and pharmaceutical industry, educational organisations, catering and retail sector, corporate industry and other healthcare professional groups.