O Donovan team

O’Donovan Waste Disposal has introduced a wellbeing strategy to support the physical and mental health of its 165 employees. 

The Dynamo Welfare Project teaches self-awareness techniques and ways to manage a range of negative emotions, including anxiety.

It includes in-house interactive training modules for all staff and is designed to increase employees’ ability to maintain their composure and stabilise emotions as they face day-to-day challenges.

To complement the programme, trained Welfare Champions are also appointed throughout the company, equipped with the skills to support colleagues on a confidential peer-to-peer level.

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MD Jacqueline O’Donovan said: “Family values sit at the very heart of our business and our employees are our biggest asset.  We consider safeguarding their physical and mental health a top priority.

“We feel that the introduction of this policy sends the strongest message to staff that their wellbeing is of paramount importance.

"The training we have implemented can help us all manage day to day challenges better, not just at work but in our personal lives too, which greatly benefits everyone - staff, clients and the company.”