About The Work Well Institute

The Work Well Institute is an online hub for all workplace wellbeing education and training needs. 

We excel at helping organisations and individuals foster a culture of wellbeing for their workplaces through our interactive online programmes.

We believe that wellbeing should be driven internally and not by a third party provider. 

We believe that wellbeing should be a shared value across the organisation and not owned by one person or team.

Our goal is to empower you to create, implement and improve wellbeing at your workplace and to embed a culture of health across the organisation.

Welcome to The Work Well Institute.

Meet The Founder

Brian Crooke

  • Brian is a wellbeing educator, speaker and adviser supporting organisations to promote and sustain wellbeing within their workplaces. He is the founder of The Work Well Institute, Workplace Wellbeing Ireland and is Course Director of the Postgraduate Certificate in Workplace Wellness at Trinity College Dublin.

  • Brian is the host of The Work Well Podcast.

  • In his spare time Brian is bringing free resistance training to every county and community in Ireland through his parkHIIT project.

Our Instructors

Brian Pennie

On October 8th 2013, Brian Pennie experienced his first day clean after 15 years of chronic heroin addiction. Instead of perceiving his addiction as a failure, however, he embraced a second chance at life and went to university to study the intricacies of human behaviour. Since then, he has become a keynote speaker, a PhD student, a lecturer in Trinity College and University College Dublin, a life change-strategist, a radio presenter, and author of his recently published memoir, Bonus Time.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Malie Coyne

Dr. Malie Coyne is a Clinical Psychologist, Author, and Adjunct Psychology Lecturer at NUI Galway who sits on the Mental Health Advisory Panel for the A Lust for Life charity. Malie is the author of the best-selling book “Love in, Love out: A compassionate approach to parenting your anxious child”. With her considerable experience of working with clients throughout the lifespan, Malie is fast becoming one of the leading voices in compassionate self-care in Ireland. Through her advocacy work, public speaking and print, radio and television contributions, Malie shines a light on mental health issues and promotes meaningful wellbeing. Malie lives in Galway with her husband and two little ladies.

Director of Dietetics & Wellbeing

Elbha Purcell

Elbha Purcell joined Aramark in 2015, bringing over 18 years’ experience as a registered dietitian. Elbha holds memberships for the UK Health Professional Council; British Dietetic Association; the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute; and CORU. As Director of Dietetics and Wellbeing for Northern Europe, Elbha and her team are responsible for the provision of dietetic support to all Aramark healthcare units across Ireland and the UK, along with the creation and delivery of health and wellness programmes across the region.

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