Wellness Hub

Wellness Hub

The Society's Diversity and Inclusion Committee has been working to deliver resources to increase member supports.  As part of this, the committee has created a new 'Wellness Hub', listing a wide range of resources and support on topics such as mental health, stress management, bereavement and loss, and wellbeing.

Actuarial Profession Resources

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)

External Professional Resources

Useful resources when in times of need

If, you are looking for additional supports:

  • NHS 
    • Mental Health Services – NI Direct – UK Government website outlining mental health services and links to other mental health links

 

The Society is providing these lists for information purposes only.  The Society does not accept responsibility for information or services provided by other parties.

Personal wellbeing (nurture yourself)

Useful Links

Apps

  • Insight Timer – The largest free library of guided meditations on earth

Podcasts

  • Where is my Mind – This is a podcast about how we can navigate the manic, always-on, and head-melting world we live in. In this podcast, Niall ‘Bressie’ Breslin talks about what impact this society and our culture has on us, how we can better deal with it by guiding us through the basics of mindfulness practice and meditation… exploring everything from neuroscience to the ancient teachings of Buddhist psychology. 
  • Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast – Author Caroline Foran shares her story, along with some expert input, in an attempt to help you show your anxiety who’s boss. Most importantly, this is a series that tackles the reality of anxiety from a refreshing and relatable perspective.

Healthy Ireland – General Resources Wellness and Wellbeing

Keeping Active

  • Wellbeing Live (Laya) - Choose from a selection of free classes including Pilates, Yoga, HIIT and other types of fitness and exercise. An event timetable is listed with daily classes which are available for booking in advance (via Eventbrite).

 

Further Reading and Additional References

Reports and Websites

  1. NHS and NEF Report  - Five Ways to Wellbeing
  2. MIND: Working from home: a Wellness Action Plan
  3. The 8 Dimensions of Wellnesss – Helping people to better recognise and achieve wellness, including in the workplace

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Books

  1. Lucy, Jim (2021). A Whole New Plan for Living: Achieving Balance and Wellness in a Changing World. Hodder & Stoughton - ISBN: 9781529345650
  2. Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth (2005). On grief and grieving: finding the meaning of grief through the five stages of loss (London: Simon & Schuster)
  3. David, Susan (2017). Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life.  (Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd)

 

Library Services (Registration Required)

  1. Healthy Ireland at Your Library - Healthy Ireland, a Government-led initiative, is the national strategy to improve health and wellbeing, placing a focus on prevention, individual awareness and keeping people healthy for longer.  A pdf (booklist) is available here which lists book titles under different wellness topics.
  2. Joining Your Public Library – Includes information on how to join your public library and use online services to access books and other resources.

Please contact us to suggest further recommendations and updates.

 

Links to further information and other websites
The material contained on this webpage is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute care, treatment or other professional advice. Links to other websites do not constitute an endorsement of that website by the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and the Society is not responsible for the contents of any websites referred to from this website.