mental health awareness

Trust and mental health

High rates of stress and mental illness in New Zealand workplaces mean there is increasing recognition of the need to protect wellbeing and foster mental health at work. Otherwise, we lose talented staff through stigma, stress and distress, and see team resilience and innovation suffer. Having more skilful conversations, between colleagues, and between [...]

2019-10-29T16:19:27+13:00September 26th, 2019|

Check in on someone even if you are unsure how best to do this

The research is pretty clear―when someone is struggling, the support of another human being is one of the most helpful things. Particularly if that other person is respected and trusted. In the harder moments of our own lives, it’s often the company and compassion of someone we trust and respects that gets us [...]

2019-10-29T16:25:44+13:00September 24th, 2019|

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 [...]

2019-10-29T16:41:15+13:00May 31st, 2019|

Yeah Nah: What stops us checking in on a mate – and how to overcome it

Written by Stephen Kearney.  The research is pretty clear―when someone is struggling, the support of another human being is one of themost helpful things. Particularly if that other person is respected and trusted. In the harder moments of our own lives, it’s often the company and compassion of someone we trust and respects that [...]

2019-10-29T16:49:52+13:00May 1st, 2019|