Passport to Employee Personal Health and Resilience

  • Thursday 11th March - Part 1 (10am -1pm)
    Thursday, March 11, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thursday 25th March - Part 2 (10am -1pm)
    Thursday, March 25, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Online Certified Learning Programme in 2 sections

  • Thursday 11th March 2021 Part 1 (10am – 1pm)
  • Thursday 25th March 2021 Part 2 (10am – 1pm)

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About this certified Course

Work Related Health Risks

Prior to the COVID – 19 outbreaks in Ireland, The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) were highlighting the impact that stress in the workplace was having on employee mental health.

Employee Support Therapy

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

Impact of Stress on the Immune System

During periods of prolonged stress the immune system’s ability to fight off antigens is reduced. That is why people are more susceptible to infections. The impact of stress on the immune system and infections is well established and the Tilda Study at Trinity College highlighted the importance of a diet rich in vitamin D in boosting a person’s resistance to respiratory infections.

Certified Training

Certificate of attendance presented by the EAP Institute will be sent by post. The full course notes and the PowerPoint will be sent by email.

Continuing Professional Development Awards

Professional Development Hours (P.D.H’s) will be awarded by the Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC) for attendance.


The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) members will be able to allocate CPD points to the course at the rate of 3 points per course day.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this online course and assignment those attending will have knowledge of:

  • Developing a COVID–19 Response Plan to protect employee mental
  • How to maintain personal Spiritual, Emotional, Mental and Physical (SEMP) health
  • Maintaining personal health and developing resilience


Thorbjorg Helga Vigfusdottir, She is the founder and CEO of Kara Connect, a secure digital workstation for professionals of support in health, education and welfare. Before Kara Thorbjorg established Trappa a tele practice services clinic that provides access to speech therapists, behavioural therapy therapists, anxiety therapy and school counselling all over Iceland. She is the vice-Chairman of the National Theatre board of directors and recently stepped down from the board of the marketing project Iceland Naturally and the board of the Commercial College of Iceland (


  • Maurice Quinlan
    Maurice is a frequent contributor to many national and international publications including a report on EAP's in Ireland published in the 3rd Edition of the International Employee Assistance Compendium. He was also one of the selected scholar practitioners to contribute to the publication on the Integration of Employee Assistance, Work Life and Wellness Services by the Hayworth Press.