The Umbrella team is very excited to launch our new wellbeing book and bicultural eLearning programme, “Together: Te Oranga o te Katoa”, designed to meet the wellbeing needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Instructor-led training (ILT) is available for teams willing to work together with our psychologists to deepen their understanding of the eLearning content. Get in touch to learn more about ILTs: [email protected] 

E hara taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini. 

My strength is not as an individual, but as a collective.

Too often, wellbeing is mistakenly seen as a solo journey that we walk alone. 

Instead, in partnership with our cultural team, we have used Te Whare Tapa Whā as our guiding model for this programme, with a particular emphasis on collective wellbeing. This emphasis is important, as many current products in the marketplace focus too much on individual wellbeing, neglecting the importance of the social and environmental contexts our employees are living in every day.

With 40 bite-sized, engaging modules, learners can “pick and mix” their own individualised learning pathway, or choose a tailored learning option based on their current wellbeing goals. The content includes video guidance from our psychology and research team, alongside short, engaging  learning points, developed to provide new wellbeing skills and knowledge, drawing on the most up-to-date wellbeing science.

Ideal for SMEs, team leaders can support the most relevant topics and use the “make a ripple” action plans to encourage team wellbeing. For example:

  • Celebrate together when things go right
  • Discover what you stand up and move for
  • Remember to pause
  • Give yourself a break when times are tough.

Both the book and the modules foster a shared wellbeing language, practical strategies and new insights from science to boost existing wellbeing initiatives and get SME employees  fully engaged in trying out new skills.

With the complexity of challenges facing leaders in SMEs, there’s never been a more important time to upskill employees in the most effective wellbeing strategies and resources.