What the Government’s Plan Means Work Wise

Last week it was announced Ireland has moved from a short-term emergency response approach to a medium-term approach to managing risk.  Level 1 is work from home and attend work for specific business requirements and on a staggered attendance basis. Level 2 is work from home if possible. If you can work from home, you […]

Dayone+ Early Intervention Service

How Our Dayone+ Early Intervention Service Can Work For Your Organisation. DayOne+ is our unique early intervention remote case management system for occupational health, that can support your business. If you are interested in learning more, we have answered some questions on the service below or contact our customer relationship team, led by Denis Weir, […]

Return to Work Safely

Guidelines For Businesses Returning To Work

Three Key Guidelines for Businesses Returning To Work Many workplaces are adapting to fully comply with public health protection measures. As part of our Well at Work blog series, Professor John Gallagher, Managing Director of Cognate Health, outlines his three key occupational health guidelines for businesses returning to work in the coming weeks. If you and your team […]

The Mental Health Challenge Of Covid-19

Recent studies show that people’s well-being is being negatively affected by COVID-19 crisis. As part of our Well at Work blog series, Professor John Gallagher, Managing Director of Cognate Health outlines how small steps can help overcome the mental health challenge from this pandemic.

Key Takeaways You Need To Know About The Return To Work Safely Protocol

Do you know how to adapt your workplace procedures and practices to fully comply with public health protection measures? Professor John Gallagher, Managing Director of Cognate Health, outlines his key takeaways about the Return to Work Safely Protocol. As businesses across the country re-open on a phased basis over the coming weeks and months, so […]


The roadmap for the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions is seeing a phased return to work across all sectors. The Government’s Return to Work Safely Protocol also highlights office work should continue to be carried out at home where possible. As remote working remains an intrinsic part of many workers’ lives for the foreseeable future, employers have to take the […]

Good Health when Working From Home

4 Simple Tips to Promote Good Health When Working from Home. The standard office is usually set up to be productive. However, as the current Covid-19 situation forces staff from non-essential businesses to work from home, the temporary remote spaces being created across the country will come with challenges, and may lead to health problems. From […]

Make video consultations work for your business

In this ‘new normal’, we are all having to adjust to working remotely. This means virtual meetings via video are now a part of the working day for most of us, with tools such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom commonplace.  At Cognate Health, our remote health consultations have formed part of our service for years […]

How much exercise do we need?

 Well, it’s that time of the year again – no, not Christmas (yet) but time for the Cognate Health team to take part in the annual Run in the Dark on November 11th. Training for the run has focused our minds on exercise, as it tends to do. We all know that sometimes we need to increase […]

The Wellness Debate

“It is, therefore, heartening to discover that businesses that truly do well for their workers also do well for their investors.” Wellness in the workplace is one area where there are few people in the middle ground. In general terms, there are those who firmly believe that improving wellbeing at work leads to business benefit […]

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