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Guest post: Eleanor Hurton @ the Codesign for Youth Wellbeing Symposium

Guest Blog post
This is a guest post from Eleanor Hurton who attended the Co-design for Youth Wellbeing Symposium in September.It’s also a shout-out to the Shuttleworth Foundation, which supported the Symposium with a one-off, no-strings-attached grant. When we received an email…

A Sneak Peak at the 2017 Fellowship Impact Report

Sneak peak at FF impact report

We’re busy compiling the 2017 Fellowship Impact Report. As silly as it might sound, we’re bursting at the seams to share some of the high level results and learnings. We’d like to give a big mihi to Angelique Praat from …

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 …

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 create an environment for LGBTIQ youth to flourish

Helping LGBTIQ youth to flourish

Helping LGBTIQ youth to flourish

Earlier this year, a few awesome humans came together to discuss a pretty important topic – ‘How do we create an environment for LGBTIQ youth wellbeing?’ LGBTIQ stands for: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or …

Working with Thicket to evaluate the impact of 2016’s Flourishing Fellowship

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

Enabling Youth Wellbeing: Developing a Lifehack Impact Model

Over several months at the end of 2016 we developed a comprehensive impact model for Lifehack. It helps consolidate and share what we’ve learnt between 2013 and 2016 about how an innovation initiative like Lifehack creates and tracks impact. The …

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 …

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. …

Lifehack’s top three reasons for getting back to nature #mhawnz

 

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week at the moment. The focus this year is connecting with nature and in this post we’ll be telling you our top three reasons to get out in nature and the benefits to your wellbeing. …

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week #mhwnz

Mental Health Awareness Week is marked by 150 countries annually, and this week is Aotearoa’s turn!

During this week you’ll see a bunch of social media posts with the #mhawnz and we encourage you to get involved. You can check …

Ngā Uri Ō – Descendants of

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The Journey of Ngā Uri Ō

(photos of Ngā Uri Ō at the Sovereign and Youthline workshop March 2016)

Earlier in the year Lifehack gathered in Manukau along with Sovereign and Youthline where we facilitated 1.5 days of looking at …

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 …

Participant’s Reflection on the Fellowship so far: George Gribbin

A couple of weeks ago we hosted the first hui of this year’s Flourishing Fellowship. We spent five days at Waihōanga Centre for Well-being getting to know each other, ourselves and increasing our understanding of the opportunities and barriers when …

Michael Smith: At the intersection: reflections from three years at the intersection

Michael was a participant on our Lifehack Labs programme in 2014. Below is a story captured about his journey along his own path of wellbeing across the last three years.

 

Michael had spent most of his life cruising through …

Introducing a sixth capital: Wellbeing

Over the past two years Lifehack has been exploring and experimenting with the concept of ‘capitals’ borrowed from Zaid Hassan over at Social Labs. Since the early days we’ve been using the concept of five capitals to assess if and …

Tools for enriching wellbeing in self and others

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Toni and Gina attended the Youth Collaborative Hui in Christchurch last month. Not only is it a great gathering of researchers and front-line workers in the youth and wellbeing space, but it was also a good opportunity to catch up …

Lifehack’s Impact story — out now

(Illustration by Miranda Lees)

For the past few months we’ve been beavering away trying so sum up the learnings and impact from our mahi from the last couple of years. Two years ago, we started running our first experiments: the …

Bravery & Authenticity in a Digital World /w Brené Brown

Brené Brown

What do you do with the 3am voice in your head, that tells you of your fears, that you’re not good enough, that something is wrong with you? Brené brown talks to Chase Jarvis about Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong …