I have dreamt and thought about Lifehack for the last three and a half years. Since joining the team in early 2014, I have done just about all of the roles and tasks under the sun, from organising events to …Read More
Over the years we’ve been trying to work out how to best embed evidence in our mahi in a way that’s accessible, practical and engaging. Much of the best-practice and research of how to improve wellbeing has been done and …Read More
Over the years, Lifehack has used two main wellbeing evidence bases: The Five Ways to Wellbeing, an abbreviated version developed by the New Economics Foundation which was based upon the work of positive psychology professor Dr Martin Seligman. The second, …Read More
We have written a fair bit about how we use experiments to drive insight. A learning-focussed approach to our work allows us to ask questions around effectiveness, and overall has lead to a very intentional approach to running …Read More
It’s time for the next Lifehack update for 2017 and we have lots to share. We also have an update on the future of Lifehack.
What’s been going on: We’ve got two cracking programmes running at the moment. We’re working …Read More
Late last month, Gina and Paul travelled up to Palmerston North to facilitate the Palmy North Youth Codesign Summit. It was a two day event to practise codesign with other youth practitioners in Palmy North.
In this post, …Read More
Some emails just seem too good to be true. Often, they involve suggestions of no-strings-attached offers of monetary support. One such email landed in our inbox just a couple of weeks ago. We sent it around the team and I …Read More
We are excited to share our newly released report into the 2016 Lifehack Flourishing Fellowship evaluation by Thicket.
This is a co-written blog post by Lifehack & Thicket, providing some background and context to the report, and our learnings…Read More
As you may have read on social media, applications for our flagship programme the Flourishing Fellowship are currently open. The three-month part-time programme combines professional and personal development for those in the youth workforce (this is the youth workforce in …Read More
Over the past two months the Lifehack team has been running a programme in Upper Hutt called Oro, which focuses on mobilising the local community around a series of local initiatives and igniting localised cross-sector collaboration. This blog post is …Read More
This is a guest post from Paul Thompson and Cat Gooding, who are youth workers at the Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust. During our Upper Hutt programme Oro, those two ran a great session on meaningfully engaging young people—as well …Read More
Hosted by Platform Trust, Tahatū Rangi bought together around one hundred people from the NGO mental health and addictions workforce at Te Papa on the 20 & 21st October. Toni and Dayna from Lifehack went along to check it out. …Read More
Below are some five lessons from working at the intersection—and how we integrated those in our newest programme Oro.
Lifehack has been experimenting with different programme shapes and intensities since early in 2014. This has resulted in us running online …Read More
Photo by Iris Riddle. Iris is the marketing manager at Inspiring Stories and was also on the 2016 Flourishing Fellowship
Last weekend, the Lifehack team had the amazing opportunity to attend Festival For The Future.
Over 900 people gather …Read More
The following is a guest post by Clark Todd, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Sovereign Insurance.
A corporate funded social innovation project can help to make a positive change to a community or not for profits that need support. It …Read More
Photo via Etsy.org
We at Lifehack are currently thinking about the relevance about place-based programmes (we may well be scheming we can talk about soon). I was excited to catch up with Grace Lodge from Etsy.org this morning. She currently …Read More
In mid-July, I spent two days at the Design For Social Innovation symposium with the Lifehack team. As a gathering of practitioners in public social innovation, a lot of the time was spent looking at existing projects and their …Read More
Toni, Dayna and myself took a bit of time last week to map out the Lifehack network and universe.
Collaboration is baked into what we do—but when we put it on paper (or screen) it became even more obvious. Seeing …Read More
by Sam Rye, former co-lead at Lifehack
What would happen if we took 290 students from a third year design paper, and focused the brief on Everyday Wellbeing?
In 2015 I was part of the Lifehack crew which teamed …Read More
The Lifehack team has had the delight of following Fran ‘A-MAZING’ McEwen since she first joined us for last year’s Fellowship. Shortly after the Fellowship, Lifehack ran a programme called Te Kōanga, which …Read More