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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

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

September 27 @ 8:30 am - September 28 @ 4:30 pm

WELLINGTON MASTERCLASS: 

This masterclass is designed to support leaders to effectively and confidently promote and protect mental health in their workplace.

Join Umbrella’s Registered Clinical Psychologist Dougal […]

Leading wellbeing kōrero in dispersed teams

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

WEBINAR and Q&A:

Many organisations have experienced a significant shift in how their people work since 2020. With organisations seeking to leverage the benefits of flexible […]

Join our LIVE hosted by Do Good Jobs. Umbrella’s organisational psychologist Kate Milburn will speak on the key factors to consider when developing an […]

NEWS / THINKING

Work rumination: tools and skills for managing rumination

By |September 7th, 2021|

Rumination – even if you haven’t heard the word before, you’ll certainly recognise the process. It happens when we repeatedly think the same negative thoughts. In the dictionary, it means “to chew the cud”. Often, work content features in our rumination so that we spend our free time “chewing” [...]

Sustainability and wellbeing in the workplace: How to improve both in tandem

By |August 27th, 2021|

When we practise sustainability in our daily lives, it impacts positively on our own wellbeing as well as the planet’s – meaning that personal wellbeing and environmental sustainability need not be mutually exclusive goals. By exploring these impacts, and what organisations can do to promote employee wellbeing and sustainability, we [...]

Learning not to push on through

By |August 25th, 2021|

By Gaynor Parkin.  Grit. Determination. Perseverance. Pushing on through.  Our Western culture celebrates the qualities of persistence and striving. We love stories of people triumphing over adversity of all kinds. Recently we were right there with Olympic athletes overcoming tremendous odds to win medals.  We are also quick to [...]

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Radio NZ

Languishing, burnout and stigma – Delta’s possible psychological impacts

September 8th, 2021

By Dougal Sutherland of THE CONVERSATION.

Analysis – As New Zealand remains under different levels of restriction, the psychological toll of the Delta outbreak may start to show, even as lockdown eases for everyone outside Auckland.

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Stuff

Presenteeism: There but not there, a big part of productivity problems

Aug 5th, 2021

OPINION: Productivity in Aotearoa New Zealand is considerably lower than in other OECD countries, despite us working longer hours on average, according to the New Zealand Productivity Commission.

There are an inestimable number of factors that contribute to low productivity, with improved technology and innovation often touted as the top solutions.

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TVNZ Breakfast

Increasing sick leave

July 23rd, 2021

Your annual sick leave entitlements are due to increase from five days to ten. But with more people working from home will the increase make a difference? Clinical Psychologist Gaynor Parkin joined us to discuss the impact.

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Need a speaker?

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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