Dublin Chamber’s popular Monday Wellness series was introduced in 2020 to offer real and practical advice on the topic of employee wellness and wellbeing. Leading wellness experts discussed issues such as health, wellness, resilience, self-care, work/life balance and everything in between.
Following this popular series our we are returning in 2022 to showcase how leading companies are building meaningful employee wellbeing programmes to support the continuous development of employees for personal and professional growth, knowledge, and skill acquisition.
For this Wellness Webinar we will be joined by a panel of expert speakers David Casey, Wellness & Health Promotion Manager, DeCare Dental and Stacey Machesney, Head of Health and Wellbeing at Irishlife and Shane O'Driscoll, Wellbeing Program Manager, Alexion
Our panellists will discuss:
• How to design and manage meaningful wellness programmes
• How to create workplaces that encourage and promote the well-being of employees
• How can wellness programmes helped engage and retain staff and create diverse and inclusive teams
David Casey, Wellness & Health Promotion Manager, DeCare
I work currently for DeCare as the Wellness & Health Promotion Manager for Ireland and Europe over Wellbeing, Vision and Dental. I am currently a Doctoral Candidate at Trinity College Dublin at the school of medicine, nursing, and midwifery. My research within a Healthcare Innovation and Integration research theme relates to health promotion, disease prevention, and management. It links to mental and overall wellbeing and unravels what connects us. I am on a journey to become a thought leader in both general and minority populations in key concepts such as human connection, social connection, loneliness, isolation, narrative approaches, diversity inclusion & belonging to name a few. I have completed my M.A. in Health Promotion with specialist interest in mental health and workplace wellbeing at the school of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science at NUI Galway. I also guest lecture on the outreach specialist certificate and postgraduate health promotion programmes in NUI Galway. In May 2020 I took on the role as Mental Health Ambassador with See Change Ireland educating media, communities & workplaces on experiences with stigma & anxiety and the positive promotion of mental health in Ireland. I also hold an RDN, national certificate in biology and a postgraduate specialist in oral health. I have over 15 years clinical experience in healthcare and have worked over the last 10 years designing, building and implementing wellness and education programs for over 500 companies, organisations and healthcare settings across Ireland and the UK. I am a trainer with Skillnet Ireland and train companies in workplace health promotion and mental health practices.
I was involved in the setup of the brand new SFA Workplace Wellbeing Award 2020 for smaller business in Ireland. In 2017 I received the Irish Gerontology Society's 2017 Presidential Award for my research on health promotion and the ageing population.
Stacey Machesney, Head of Health & Wellbeing, Irish Life
Stacey Machesney is Head of Health & Wellbeing at Irish Life, where she leads the delivery of wellbeing solutions for Irish Life’s 1.3 million customers. Irish Life Wellbeing helps organisations transform their aspirations for employee wellbeing programmes into a sustainable asset that demonstrates the strategic value of employee wellbeing. The practice draws on the experience of Irish Life’s network of science, health, financial and sustainability professionals: combining insights, experience, and methodological rigour to help businesses and their employees maximise their health and wellbeing with improved lifestyle choices to effect long term behavioural change. Prior to her role with Irish Life, Stacey was the Head of Ireland at Spectrum Life, delivering wellness solutions for over 500,000 users across the UK & Ireland. Stacey’s extensive experience in public health, HR leadership and health education drive her passion for creating impactful, measurable employee wellbeing solutions that achieve long-term success. To focus on her own health and wellbeing, Stacey enjoys cooking and competes with her mum, a food scientist, to produce the most nutritious recipes, sometimes sacrificing on taste. Contact Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shane O'Driscoll, Site Lead for Learning & Knowledge Management, Alexion.
Shane O’Driscoll is the current Site Lead for Learning and Knowledge Management in Alexion College Park Facility in Dublin. He also serves on a volunteer basis as the lead for the Wellbeing Program for Alexion’s sites in Ireland for which the company recently won the IBEC KeepWell Large Company of the Year award for 2021 for our Wellbeing Program. Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases by developing and delivering innovative, life changing therapies. We are part of Astra Zeneca encompassing their Rare Disease Unit.