The Health Well research database

The Health Well

The Health Well is an all-island (Ireland and Northern Ireland) health information website that promotes health and wellbeing by supporting evidence-informed decision making.It is managed by Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).  The Health Well will help you get up to date information on best evidence practice for chronic conditions management. 

NICE UK- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


Evidence care pathways and guidance documents relating to physical activity and health.

Ignite Research Ignite Research - The first report from their Health & Fitness 2016 study.  

ISC Sports Monitor 2013                            SportsMonitor2015Sports Monitor Reports 2013 and 2015
ISC Economic Impact of Sport 2010Economic Impact of Sports in Ireland 
Sport IrelandRegional Physical Activity Participation Ireland

In 2007 and 2009 the Irish Sports Council collaborated with the Economic and Social Research Institute to produce a series of reports on adult participation in sport in various regions throughout the country. The reports are based on the data from the Council's Irish Sports Monitor which is the national monitor for participation in sport among adults (aged 16+). Eight reports were produced.

Clare  Cork Louth & Meath Mayo  Midlands South Dublin Wicklow & Wexford

BHF  - Evidence Briefing of the Economic costs of physical in-activity

BHF Economic Costs Inactivity


BHF  - Evidence Briefing - Making the case for physical activity

BHF Making the CASe PA

BHF  Evidence briefing on Sedentary Behaviour and Public Health

BHF Sedentary Briefing

I’ve always considered myself a sports fanatic – but only when it came to watching other people do it! Three years ago, I decided to give running a go. So armed with my iphone, the couch to 5k app and hidden from the world on a secluded beach close to my home, I started to move... slowly. Jogging for 30 seconds to start with felt like an eternity. But somehow, I managed to keep moving and got to my goal of running 5k without stopping (or keeling over!) within a couple of months. But to get any better, I knew I couldn’t do it alone. It was then that I took the next step and joined my local athletic club, entered my first 10k (the Great Ireland Run) and I haven’t looked back since. Time wise, it is easy to fit into a busy life. Training takes place for an hour three times a week, with a long slow run on a Sunday. Three years on and a second child added to the family (I continued to run a slow 5k throughout my pregnancy), I have just completed a half marathon, something I would have thought impossible not that long ago. Running has given me energy, confidence, a new circle of friends and much needed head space away from the demands of work and parenting.

 Joanne, Drogheda, Co. Louth