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Research shows a clear link between employee wellbeing and better engagement, creativity, talent retention and productivity. We help our clients put this research into practice for happier people and undeniable business results.

Here’s how we work:

We provide excellent, evidence-based interventions, informed by high-quality research. Where authoritative research is lacking, we use our experience to develop hypotheses and test these out. This model of thought leadership, quality control and continuous improvement allows us to be effective, innovative and brave. It also means our services are robust, consistent and responsive to our clients’ needs.

WORKSHOPS & E‑TRAINING

All our workshops are evidence-based and delivered by clinical psychologists. We ensure psychological safety whilst supporting organisations to improve awareness and management of mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Our resilience training provides the scaffolding and skills to help people manage life’s daily stressors, live well and enhance their performance.

In our rapidly changing world, organisations need employees who are agile and resilient, able to navigate change and handle disruptions.

Resilience skills go beyond “stress management” and help staff:

  • cope well during change
  • remain productive under pressure
  • bounce back from stress
  • manage uncertainty and transition
  • thrive on challenge
  • enhance a team commitment to building workplace wellbeing and resilience.

E-training is also available.

We also run resilience workshops at Victoria University Wellington.

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Psychologically safe and healthy workplaces enhance people’s mental wellbeing and protect them from mental illness, such as depression at work.

Our training helps teams and leaders develop a shared framework and language for talking about mental health at work – one that is empowering and proactive rather than stigmatising and reactive.

Our mental health awareness training helps staff to:

  • better understand mental health and illness
  • know how to have supportive conversations with colleagues on sensitive topics such as depression at work
  • promote and protect mental wellbeing at work
  • enhance emotional, psychological, social and workplace wellbeing.
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Help your leaders to gain practical skills and confidence in managing mental health in the workplace.

Our Managing Mental Health training helps people leaders to:

  • spot signs of workplace stress
  • understand more about mental illness in the workplace
  • hold safe and effective conversations about mental health at work
  • implement strategies to protect and enhance mental wellbeing at work
  • enhance wellbeing and psychological safety for their people
  • understand their responsibilities as employers under health and safety requirements.
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This course combines key elements of our Mental Health Awareness and Managing Mental Health programmes into a one-day workshop for senior leaders.

Our Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace training enables leaders to increase both their skill and confidence in managing employees when they are coping with any stress or mental illness. This includes:

  • increasing their knowledge about mental health and mental illness
  • understanding legal frameworks for managing stress and mental illness in NZ
  • increasing competence in identifying how stress and mental illness may present in your employees
  • becoming familiar with the Umbrella model for best-practice management of stress and mental illness
  • developing a plan for fostering a psychologically healthy environment in which your people can thrive.
   
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This programme supports leaders to build an organisational culture that encourages and supports resilience and workplace wellbeing. Specifically, it helps you to incorporate resilience into everyday, business-as-usual in the organisation, – “This is the way we do things around here”.

Our Leading Wellbeing training enables leaders to:

  • understand the key principles of strengthening employee wellbeing
  • identify behaviours that foster employee wellbeing
  • learn specific skills and strategies to create and maintain positive environments and practices – both personally and for the team
  • review the best tools to use to strengthen individual wellbeing
  • foster dialogue and commitment among leaders which supports putting workplace wellbeing theory into practice.
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Our popular Strengthening Resilience training is available as e-training, enabling people to cover the training modules at their own pace and as often as they like.

Resilience skills go beyond stress management techniques and help staff:

  • cope well during change
  • remain productive under pressure
  • bounce back from stress
  • manage uncertainty and transition
  • thrive on challenge
  • create a culture of wellbeing and resilience.

Ideal for:

  • geographically dispersed organisations
  • shift workers
  • remote workers
  • smaller organisations
  • refresher training.

Our resilience training is also available as in-person workshops.

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Umbrella has developed a series of bite-sized sessions focused on wellbeing and mental health at work.

Overview topics include:

  • Strengthening resilience – an introduction
  • Thriving in the age of accelerations
  • Mental health awareness – an introduction
  • Flourishing, the power of positive psychology
  • Shifting the frantic
  • Building sustainable habits.
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Not sure?

Want to find out which workshop meets the needs of your organisation and people? Contact us, we’re happy to talk through the options.

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“Really enjoyed the workshop, learned valuable techniques to help in both work & personal life.”

“I think everybody should look at doing this course – helpful both personally and professionally.”

“Really appreciated the course & value of content. One of the best mental health awareness courses I have attended!! Awesome.”

“Fantastic. Really enjoyed this and it has opened my eyes to some new things and things I can do to improve my life and wellbeing and hopefully those around me.”

“The solicitors said that the session was practical, flexible, honest and that they really appreciated the fact that you tailored the session to suit them. They thought you were dynamic and interesting in the way you presented, commenting it was one of the most useful sessions for development that they have been exposed to.”

WELLBEING ASSESSMENTS

In your organisation, how do you know whether your employees are flourishing or languishing―or somewhere in-between? Plus what work and life factors (positive or negative) influence your employees’ health and wellbeing?

Is it enough to rely on managers to notice and identify signs of wellbeing or struggle?

Umbrella Wellbeing

Our Wellbeing Assessment works like this.

  1. We start with asking, ”Why? What is driving your investment in workplace wellbeing? What do you want to achieve?”
  2. Using our unique Wellbeing Assessment methodology, we perform an accurate and comprehensive assessment of employee wellbeing, as well as the individual and organisational factors that affect workplace wellbeing.
  3. Our analysis and expertise help you take informed action on workplace factors that have the greatest impact on workplace wellbeing. You will also know the top life challenges facing your people and ways to support them.
  4. We review progress and outcomes before circling around the process again. A re-assessment accurately identifies improvements, stuck points and areas for further attention. It keeps your workplace wellbeing programme current and accountable.
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Our Wellbeing Assessment complements our other services so we can offer you the data, understanding, solutions and expertise that fit your business.

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PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Combining our wellbeing expertise and real-world business experience, we translate psychological theory into practical assistance that matches people’s day-to-day reality. We also work one-one-one with people where we have contracts with their workplaces, to ensure our wellbeing services deliver positive impact.

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Our Executive Coaching services help your leaders improve both their own and others’ wellbeing and performance. Our experienced clinical psychologists combine their wellbeing expertise and business nous to translate psychological knowledge into practical assistance that matches your people’s day-to-day reality.

Coaching is an effective tool to improve both wellbeing and performance.

Areas of focus may include:

  • improving leadership effectiveness
  • increasing engagement and satisfaction in a particular role
  • assisting high-performing individuals with isolated areas of difficulty
  • accelerating career or professional development
  • effectively managing complex teams or tricky personalities
  • safely implementing organisational change management
  • supporting employees with their mental wellbeing
  • dealing with difficult people at work
  • how to manage workplace stress
  • achieving work-life balance.

We partner with our clients to create strategies to enhance mental health and wellbeing at work. We help you design plans to identify and manage workplace stress factors to protect employee mental health and psychological safety.

Like you, we want to make a positive difference for your people. We understand the challenges of complex, high-pressured, rapidly changing workplaces. We work in partnership with you to identify your unique needs and design targeted solutions for individuals, leaders and organisation-wide.

This might include:

  • developing robust mental health and wellbeing at work strategies
  • creating effective workplace wellbeing programmes
  • navigating employee mental health
  • raising mental health awareness at work
  • drafting wellbeing policies and procedures
  • evaluating organisational change management strategies
  • identifying health and wellbeing responsibilities.

At our Umbrella Clinics, we provide 1:1 psychological services to employees of our partner organisations, working together to achieve our clients’ wellbeing goals.

Psychological support helps people:

  • develop skills for stress management
  • cope better with organisational change
  • manage burnout, anxiety, mental illness or depression at work
  • recover from trauma or critical incidents
  • change unhelpful or addictive behaviour patterns
  • strengthen their mental wellbeing and personal resilience.

Psychological assessment utilises specialist clinical skills to:

  • provide support to managers of individuals facing challenges
  • identify concerns and understand what drives behaviour, including underlying personality aspects
  • compile comprehensive individual assessments and reports.

Professional supervision is designed to support individuals to reflect on their work practices. For people who are operating in challenging roles, supervision is important for promoting wellbeing and preventing burnout. Supervision is about taking care of yourself, and about becoming more self-aware and skilled.

Confidential professional supervision provides the opportunity to:

  • review your work with an independent, confidential, highly trained professional
  • explore your feelings around the nature and content of your work (such as overwhelm, distress, frustration and anxiety)
  • identify and plan for self-care, including identifying barriers to wellbeing (e.g. perfectionistic standards)
  • receive objective feedback and guidance related to work issues/decisions
  • develop professional skills
  • obtain ideas and information related to competence, ethics, standards, etc.

Got a question?

We work with a range of individuals and teams from a diverse variety of organisations. Get in touch to see how we can help.

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“Working with Umbrella has been a great experience. They’ve provided fantastic insights and help in shaping our wellbeing strategy. We now have a buttoned-up strategy that gives us clear direction and focus to execute.”

“We are so grateful for the responsive service you provide for our staff.”

“Everyone at Umbrella is excellent to deal with.”

“We have presented some unique situations that Umbrella has consistently been able to assist with.”

“Umbrella are always a delight to engage with, and having a team of Clinical Psychologists on hand to provide us with advice, support and training has made a huge impact on the wellbeing of our people.”

NEED A SPEAKER?

Do you want an inspirational speaker who will showcase fresh thinking alongside practical tips and solutions for improving employee wellbeing?

Mental health and wellbeing increasingly appear on conference agenda. Umbrella can deliver motivational and inspiring segments with plenty of practical tips and actionable ideas to take away, and a “common language” for further discussions about workplace wellbeing and mental health back at work.

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“Fabulous.”

“Her presentation was received well by the delegates.  She came across very knowledgeable and open, and the content was relevant and interesting.”

“Easy to understand and follow Gaynor’s presentation.”

“Great presenter, very down to earth and personable.”

“A well-presented and engaging overview.”

“I wish there had been more time. I believe that Gaynor has a lot to offer the community and businesses alike.”

“Gaynor was really engaging, stayed at the right ‘level’ of content.”

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Wellington 6011

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