Tamara Mapp-Borren

Keeping the door open for wellbeing conversations

How do we have a conversation about wellbeing with someone who doesn’t want to talk about wellbeing? There will be times when people seem to be struggling yet won't accept any help you offer. It's understandable to feel frustrated, distressed and powerless. However, it is important to acknowledge that [...]

2020-10-30T11:35:16+13:00October 30th, 2020|

Wellbeing strategies that work: Frequently asked questions

Our team has collectively spent hundreds of hours facilitating mental health and wellbeing workshops with leaders across diverse organisations and industries this year.   During Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, Dr Nigel George, Dr Jeremy Robertson, Tamara Mapp-Borren and Gary Hewson also spent many hours speaking with hundreds of [...]

2020-10-30T13:34:54+13:00October 28th, 2020|

Starting a wellbeing conversation with dispersed teams

As we transition in and out of alert levels in New Zealand, and work together with a number of organisations who have teams around the globe still living in lockdown (among other disruptions), the questions around how to support dispersed teams continue. In July, I wrote an article with [...]

2020-10-15T14:42:36+13:00October 1st, 2020|

Connecting and learning, together

Last week, we reimagined wellbeing across the country as we celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week in New Zealand. For Umbrella, we live and breathe mental health in our everyday work, so I’ve loved seeing my various social media feeds come alive sharing what everyone else was doing and seeing [...]

2020-10-01T15:46:23+13:00October 1st, 2020|