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WHO WE ARE

As clinical psychologists, we use best practice scientific research to enhance people’s wellbeing and create positive, productive, high performing workplaces.

Like you, we work in this frantic world of dynamic challenges. Informed by research and our experience we know it’s possible to build healthy workplaces that promote mental health and wellbeing alongside organisational productivity.

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WHO WE ARE

As clinical psychologists, we use best practice scientific research to enhance people’s wellbeing and create positive, productive, high performing workplaces.

Like you, we work in this frantic world of dynamic challenges. Informed by research and our experience we know it’s possible to build healthy workplaces that promote mental health and wellbeing alongside organisational productivity.

Get in touch

HOW CAN WE HELP?

I want to design a wellbeing strategy and programmes to protect and enhance employee mental health and wellbeing.

Wellbeing Strategy

I want wellbeing data to better understand how our people are doing and how we can best support them to flourish.

Wellbeing assessment

I want to improve the wellbeing of our people, and our leadership mental health capability.
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Training and Development

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We work with a range of individuals and teams from a diverse variety of organisations. Get in touch to see how we can help.

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Got a question?

We’ve worked with a range of individuals and teams from a diverse variety of organisations. Get in touch to see how we can help.

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WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK

We care deeply about working effectively and genuinely supporting our clients. We believe in collaboration to make a positive difference for the people and organisations we support.

Umbrella Wellbeing provides excellent, evidence-based interventions. High-quality research, combined with decades of experience, underpin our quality control and continuous improvement, and allow us to be effective, innovative and brave. Our services are robust, consistent and responsive to client need.

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WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK

We care deeply about working effectively and genuinely supporting our clients. We believe in collaboration to make a positive difference for the people and organisations we support.

Umbrella Wellbeing provides excellent, evidence-based interventions. High-quality research, combined with decades of experience, underpin our quality control and continuous improvement, and allow us to be effective, innovative and brave. Our services are robust, consistent and responsive to client need.

Get in touch

WHO WE WORK WITH

We work in partnership with a diverse range of organisations throughout New Zealand, small to large, and across the public and private sectors.

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HOW WE’VE HELPED

Wellington Free Ambulance case study

Wellington Free Ambulance has partnered with Umbrella to provide a number of services. Umbrella has provided resilience training and training in coping with vicarious trauma to frontline staff, as [...]

Slide "Wonderful course.  I have done several of these courses and do a lot of mental health research and this was still really informative with lots of new and informative information." WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT. PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE, 2021 Slide "It was important to us to offer our people something they would genuinely benefit from, both in relation to their resilience and effectiveness at work, and also in their personal lives. The Umbrella team delivered an engaging resilience programme across several locations. They were flexible, professional and provided the necessary expertise to ensure the programme was a success." OLIVER POMFRETT – HEAD OF PEOPLE AND PERFORMANCE CRAIGS INVESTMENT PARTNERS Slide "Umbrella's resilience training was excellent. It was great to have a number of exercises that meant people were actively engaging and coming up with solutions as part of small teams. In my view the best thing about the workshop was being given practical tools that we can use as a team to strengthen our resilience. The workbooks and the books are of great quality and a number of staff have been commenting on them. I am very hopeful that the day out doing this is going to make a significant difference to how our team operates and works together. I have since recommended Umbrella to other government departments and to other colleagues in Customs." SISILIA ETEUATI – CHIEF LEGAL ADVISOR NEW ZEALAND CUSTOMS SERVICE
Slide "The team at Umbrella really are an extension of our business and the partnership we have with them is invaluable. The wellbeing of our people is a priority for Xero and Umbrella have been critical in designing a tailor-made program to support our people and up-skill our managers. More broadly than that, Umbrella have worked closely with our People Experience team and provide 1:1 support to many of our people. Umbrella are always a delight to engage with, and having a team of Clinical Psychologists on hand to provide us with advice, support and training has made a huge impact on the wellbeing of our people." LINDA SHEARER – HEAD OF PEOPLE EXPERIENCE, NZ XERO
Slide "Through the Umbrella Wellbeing Assessment we were able to understand our organisation better and developed a programme to suit our needs. As such, the mental wellbeing workshops for our leaders were outstanding. The workshops have equipped our leaders with more understanding about mental wellbeing and enabled them to have quality conversations with their team members. We've made it safe to talk about mental health, it's been an invaluable investment in our organisation and our people." VICKI CASELY – CHIEF PEOPLE & STRATEGY OFFICER, SOUTHERN CROSS HEALTH SOCIETY Slide "Initiatives to support employee wellbeing are no longer seen as a 'nice to have' but as an essential differentiator." - DELOITTE 2018 Slide "The results of our updated ROI analysis show a financial case in favour of employers investing in mental health. We now find that on average employers obtain a return of £5 for every £1 (5:2:1) invested." Mental Health and Employers: Refreshing the Case for Investment
– DELOITTE, JANUARY 2020
Slide “Making sure your team can cope and excel during times of change is important for leaders. I found this course (Strengthening Resilience) to provide the building blocks required for me to have confidence that the team will thrive personally and professionally. Highly recommended” TONY WILSON – GENERAL MANAGER, AGRECOVERY. MAY 2021

UPCOMING UMBRELLA EVENTS

Umbrella have partnered with Victoria University to offer resilience training to individuals via their Professional and Executive Development program.

This course has been developed from best […]

Umbrella have partnered with Victoria University to offer resilience training to individuals via their Professional and Executive Development program.

This course has been developed from best […]

NEWS / THINKING

Moving towards flourishing — no matter your pandemic mental state

By |December 9th, 2021|

For many, the pandemic has taken mental health out of the four walls of the psychologist’s office and brought it into the everyday – into dinner table conversations and workplace video-calls. We are more comfortable asking each other how we are, and more comfortable answering honestly when we respond ourselves.  [...]

Four thousand weeks: Time and how to use it by Oliver Burkeman

By |November 15th, 2021|

Feeling short on time?  Before you do anything else, read this book.   Many of you will know Oliver Burkeman from his weekly Guardian column. In particular, his last one where this piece of advice ranked first: There will always be too much to do – and this realisation [...]

Law and psychology: recommendations for remote working

By |October 26th, 2021|

Remote working has become the new normal in many industries across the world. Organisational leaders have the technological capability to support teams efficiently from afar and people enjoy the opportunity for increased flexibility and autonomy. In this article, we provide six practical considerations for employers who want to get [...]

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The Guardian

When grit isn’t great: letting go rather than pushing through can help our wellbeing

Jan 17th, 2022

By Gaynor Parkin. 

People with high levels of perseverance often persist with difficult tasks to their own detriment. There is value in knowing when to quit

Is it possible to let that go? Is there someone else who can help you? Could you defer it for a week?

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Stuff

How to stay merry this Christmas and avoid festive burnout

Dec 12th, 2021

’Tis the season for stress and bother, but there are some simple ways to keep calm amid the pre-Christmas chaos.

Whether it’s work deadlines fast approaching, lengthy “to-do” lists weighing you down or cumulative fatigue coming to the fore, the build-up to the holidays can bring more malaise than merriment.

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Navigating Socialising During COVID-19

Dec 3rd, 2021

Gaynor Parkin.

Psychologists have suggested that entering the new traffic light system may cause some uncertainty for people around Aotearoa as we determine our own comfort levels with mingling with others, travelling and using public spaces.

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Contact Umbrella for an inspirational speaker on mental health, practical tips and solutions for improving employee wellbeing and healthy workplaces. Our presentations and keynotes are often described as a conference highlight.

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