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Impactful Co-design Training: An Impact Story from Palmerston North

Impactful Co-design Training

Are impactful co-design training events possible? Does a short one-off co-design training event justify investment? Those questions wereat the back of Paul and Gina’s mind when they hosted the Palmy North Codesign Summit – a two day co-design training to …

Programme Design for Impact: Features from the Flourishing Fellowship

Programme design for impact

Designing a programme for impact is an ever-evolving art. This post shares some of the key programme design features from our flagship programme, the Flourishing Fellowship.

In 2017 we hosted our third iteration of the Flourishing Fellowship. Some aspects of …

How To Use User Personas (And Our Personas From The Fellowship)

User personas are a powerful tool to help clarify who you’re trying to serve and how you can best help them. As a tool from the start-up, marketing and design worlds, we wanted to show you how we’ve used them …

At the intersection of education, design and wellbeing: The OJC Wellbeing Collaboration

The OJC Wellbeing Collaboration

Over the past six months Lifehack has been working alongside progressive and newly established Ormiston Junior College, mental health advocacy organisation Changing Minds and Auckland Libraries to co-host action-oriented learning with young people aged eleven to fifteen (Years 7-10).

This …

Enabling participation in co-design

Enabling participation in codesign a quick guide

Enabling participation in codesign a quick guide

It’s time to go full circle and share with you our learnings on youth participation over the past three years. If you’re working in youth development or you’re part of a start-up that’s …

The Vulnerable Children Act & Your Practice

The Vulnerable Children Act & Your Practice

The Vulnerable Children Act & Your Practice. Co-written by Toni Reid (Lifehack) & Rowena Jones (NZ Police).

 

If you work with young people, you will likely know about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and have a vague idea about …

Embedding evidence in social-change work: Using protective factors

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 …

How to run a codesign workshop in your town

 

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, …

What we’ve learnt from running the Fellowship

Lifehack’s programme designs have been iterations from all the work we’ve done in the past. Not only do we spent time reflecting and implementing learnings into future programmes, we also take inspiration from practitioners around the globe. If you’re curious …

Working with our young people: reflections on Oro from Mike Ryan, Director Community Services, Upper Hutt City Council

Mike Ryan, Director Community Services at Upper Hutt City Council has written this guest post on Oro, Lifehack’s most recent place-based collaboration based in Upper Hutt. In it Mike shares his reflections on the development and benefits of the programme, …

Straight from the horse’s mouth: Youth workers and their lessons on youth engagement

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 youth engagement – as …

Co-designing learning sessions

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Earlier this year, Toni and Dayna from Lifehack had been working with a bunch of Lifehack community members to co-design a series of opportunities for people to upskill in a variety of tools that Lifehack has developed in partnership with …

Six months on – Youthline and Sovereign

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Earlier this year we set off on a project with Sovereign Insurance and Youthline Manukau. The idea was to augment the existing community partnership between the two organisations, while synchronously improving the wellbeing of young people through support services offered …

Gina Rembe: Designing place-based programmes (Throwback to November 2016)

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Late last year Gina wrote a Medium article about her reflections on designing place-based programmes.

Over time, both anecdotes and data tell us that our programmes have become more meaningful — whether it’s people realising the size of their own …

Tahatū Rangi: An area ripe for disruption

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. …

Designing Oro–Upper Hutt

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 …

Reflections on the Design for Social Innovation Symposium

 

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 …

Designing for Wellbeing: Reflecting on unexpected insights

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 …

Kites Codesign session

Over the past year Lifehack and Kites Trust have been sharing ideas and resources specifically around the role of design, technology and peer support in lives of young New Zealanders.

 

This month, Lifehack was invited to facilitate a codesign …

Youthline Manukau & Sovereign Mahi: Tuarua – Christina Leef

Youthline Manukau & Sovereign- Tuarua

I was asked to put together a piece around cultural tikanga which involved me exploring the different cultures that make up the South Auckland community to carve out a piece of work to house all the different customs within each …