Belfast City Hospital approached the QUB School of Psychology to look at widening participation through non-traditional career pathways.
Regular meetings with the school helped to establish respective resources, aims, objectives and practicalities. RAMHIF then proposed a unique and very productive study around exploring the impact and effectiveness of RAMHIF on site wellbeing initiatives for construction workers. This study aimed more specifically to look at barriers to the uptake of initiatives and key actions to address and engage more site workers in well-being activities.
The study would not only benefit our operatives, but also meet the school’s aim of widening employee opportunities for 3rd level Psychology students by offering new opportunities within the construction industry to students who had never been exposed to it before.
As a regular support to our wellbeing calendar in a range of services, Cancer Focus NI were invited to become a key partner. After assessing all of the options, it was agreed to focus the study on the impact of the Cancer Focus NI Keeping Well Van Service which has been coming to the site for many years.
The study involved the following:
Much more was involved in the study but ultimately, this study aims to inform GBHP and Cancer Focus NI on:
Monitor Report. Graham Bam Healthcare Partnership. Northern Ireland. October 2018.
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