Staff Health and Wellbeing

Officers with responsibility for providing advice and guidance on staff health and wellbeing are employed within the Education Authority (EA) and the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS).

Support available

The officers are available to support staff health and well-being by providing a confidential quality listening service and by offering support, information and guidance on a range of  issues.  

Such issues may include, for example:

  • work-related stress
  • relationship problems in or out of work
  • alcohol/drug dependency
  • domestic problems
  • bereavement
  • coping with change
  • ill health

The officers are also available to offer guidance and support to principals and boards of governors managing complex staff health and wellbeing issues.

If you have a problem regarding a health and wellbeing issue, you are welcome to contact the relevant officer for support, guidance and information. The officers are available to meet with you to discuss your concerns in confidence, and to offer support and assistance towards helping you reach an appropriate resolution.

Contact details

Employing Authority Contact Telephone E-mail
EA Armagh Office Aoife O'Neill 028 3751 2575 
EA Armagh Office Anne Rath 028 3571 2286
EA Ballymena Office Barbara Irwin 028 2566 1203
EA Belfast Office Vivienne Murphy 028 9056 4018
EA Dundonald Office Lynette Bailie 028 9056 6270
EA Omagh Office Julie Ferry 028 8241 1278
CCMS Locality HR Adviser 028 9201 3014

Confidential counselling

If you are experiencing an ongoing health and wellbeing problem and feel thay you may benefit from counselling support, please contact the relevant officer regarding any further assistance that may be available.

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