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How do we spot “languishing” and support people sooner to flourish?

Written by Alannah Casey  Given our area of work, we often meet and support people who are really struggling in their lives, yet do not meet criteria for a mental illness such as depression. Despite the absence of a diagnosis, these individuals don’t experience life as fulfilling, satisfying or even enjoyable most of the [...]

2019-05-31T11:08:50+12:00May 31st, 2019|

In search of a good night’s sleep

Written by Jasmine Harding  We often take sleeping well for granted, until we start to have trouble sleeping. Whether short term or chronic, sleep difficulties can have a marked impact on our health, emotional stability, relationships, productivity and creativity. Insomnia can also be associated with psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.  How [...]

2019-05-31T11:06:25+12:00May 31st, 2019|

Winter Wellbeing

This article by Umbrella’s Managing Director Jacqui Maguire was first published in The NZ Herald 20 May 2019.  As the wind hurls and rain splutters across my windows, reality strikes that winter is truly on its way. Long gone are my balmy strolls along a pohutukawa-lined coastline.  Hollywood has got an uncanny ability to showcase winter [...]

2019-05-31T10:51:39+12:00May 31st, 2019|

Understanding how personality influences resilience

More and more research is demonstrating that the differences in personality seen between people contribute to a range of health and wellbeing outcomes. These range from how diligent we are at following advice, how engaged we tend to be at work, our satisfaction in and the longevity of our romantic relationships, rates of heart disease, [...]

2019-05-01T16:21:13+12:00May 1st, 2019|