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).
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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
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
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 …Read More
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. …Read More
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 …Read More
This is your last chance to apply for the 2017 Flourishing Fellowship! We have extended applications until next Wednesday 8 March at 5pm! (Yes that’s a Wednesday.)
Click here to go the application page!
We’ve been blown away by the…Read More
Are you a manager or decision-maker trying to decide whether to “sign off” on somebody’s participation in this year’s Flourishing Fellowship? Well – this blog post is for you.
Paul McGregor was one of our original Flourishing Fellows. Now, as …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
In the last three years Lifehack has directly engaged with over 1500 people in kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) programmes and events.
We’ve put lots of time and effort into creating safe spaces for people to connect and learn. Which …Read More
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 …Read More
On 11 November 2016, around 15 people over the weekend came together to support the Oro whānau in their aspirations to develop existing and build new wellbeing initiatives that are co-designed with young people of Upper Hutt.
This weekend event …Read More
Our new programme, Oro, kicked off two weekends ago. And what a weekend it was!
We were joined by twenty five people, all whom had deep personal or professional connections to Upper Hutt. We couldn’t have done this without support …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
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 …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
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 …Read More