wellbeing

Movember: Useful resources

In New Zealand and globally, men are usually less likely than are women to reach out for help when they are struggling. It’s our responsibility to create a culture where all people are supported and empowered to seek help without stigma. With November/Movember just around the corner, our team [...]

2020-10-28T11:47:37+13:00October 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|

The science of kindness – Navigating the pandemic together

We were recently struck by comments in the media that some individuals felt that the government’s message to “Be kind” felt patronising after all this time. It got us thinking about what kindness is and what it means to us, as a society, and how it is often confusing [...]

2020-08-21T09:59:37+12:00August 20th, 2020|