Recharge your battery this December

2020 has been a year of unexpected challenges. No matter your circumstances, this year will have brought uncertainty and complexity to at least some parts of your life. When facing uncertainty, an extra amount of our mental energy is taken up as our brains naturally look to predict and [...]

2020-12-03T12:20:21+13:00November 27th, 2020|

The power of celebrating small successes

Big wins are great, but they’re rare and can take a long time to achieve. They might be even rarer in a year like 2020, which has forced many people to rethink what success looks like. In her TED talk, Mehrnaz Bassiri suggests our technological advancements are at least [...]

2020-12-03T12:08:25+13:00November 27th, 2020|

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Reflections from the Umbrella team


From 21 to 25 September, New Zealanders around the country celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week. It was a fantastic five days full of thinking, reflecting, and celebrating our mental health and wellbeing. It was also full of engaging discussions around how we can grow as individuals, friends, teams, organisations, [...]

2020-10-01T15:42:16+13:00October 1st, 2020|