workplace wellbeing

Strategies and Support for 2021

When I introduce Umbrella to new organisations, I talk about how it all started with a book called I’ve had it up to here and, 10 years on, Gaynor had created a business that has supported many others in how to handle work stress and reap the performance benefits [...]

2021-02-19T11:49:43+13:00January 28th, 2021|

Rethinking employee wellbeing in 2021

During 2020, an estimated 81% of New Zealand company boards discussed workplace mental health issues – a large spike compared to 2019 where only 62% of boards discussed the mental health of their employees. The discussion around mental health and wellbeing has risen to the forefront of business strategy [...]

2021-02-01T09:40:28+13:00January 26th, 2021|

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|