Research Report

HEALTHY WORKPLACE IRELAND: A Survey of Mental Health & Well-being Promotion in Irish Firms

ERC Research Report



Associated Themes
  • Mental Health
  • Productivity and performance

This report is part of the international study: Mental health and well-being practices, outcomes and productivity: A causal analysis. This ground-breaking project is being funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of an £11 million research investment exploring different aspects of
the productivity puzzle. The study addresses the link between employee mental health and well-being and productivity outcomes.
It is focusing on the causal processes by which employers can support better mental health and well-being and at the same time boost productivity. It will identify the practices firms should adopt to support good mental health and well-being and ensure productivity improvement, directly informing policy and practice.
The project is taking an interdisciplinary approach which brings together researchers from economics, management studies and occupational psychology.
The research involves following firms, work groups and related individuals over time. It uses a mix of econometric, statistical and qualitative methods and draws comparisons between the UK, Ireland and Sweden.