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Collaborative Trust – Youth Wellbeing Research Hui

Collaborative Trust Hui

One of the greatest parts of our work is being able to learn about and connect, different worlds. One of those instances was the Collaborative Trust’s Research Hui, who annually convene social workers, academics, youth workers, researchers and people interested …

Press Release: Lifehack & Massey University Collaborate For Everyday Wellbeing

Lifehack & Massey University Collaborate for Everyday Wellbeing


Lifehack and Massey University collaborate for Everyday Wellbeing

Improving everyday wellbeing for young Kiwis through social entrepreneurship will be one of the focuses of an exciting new Design Challenge project for visual communication design students attending Massey …

e-Mental Health Roundtable : Inaugural Gathering

Banner: Attending the e-mental health roundtable

How might we better co-ordinate and collaborate within the e-mental health community?

We were delighted when we received an email from Dr Terry Fleming (of SPARX & University of Auckland) inviting us to the inaugural round table of e-mental health …

Lifehack Venture Updates: Live The Dream & The App Store

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We’ve been working behind the scenes with a variety of projects & ventures since Lifehack Labs in September 2014, supporting the amazing young teams to get a great foundation to their work to build ventures to enhance …

#LifehackLabs – Week 5 – Sprint to Springboard

Photo of the Lifehack Labs 2014 Core Crew

Week 5 of Lifehack Labs was all about teams building toward the future.

With the final event fast approaching, the Labs teams were again set loose to choose their own paths in the final week. Whether it was conducting user …

Week 2 at #Lifehack Labs: The Feedback Loop between Technology and Culture


Weeks out from #Lifehack Labs, I pondered over the type of content that I wanted participants to be clued up on. Given our remit, it was clear that technology had to be part of that learning journey. Trying to cover …

#LifehackLabs – Week 1 – Connection, Courage & Content

Lifehack Labs - The Team

Last week we got off to a flying start in Week 1 of the inaugural Lifehack Labs with 20 young people from around Aotearoa New Zealand converging on Wellington.

We’ll be writing a blog post each week to keep you …

New Zealand Well-Being 2.0

This is a guest blog by Carsten Grimm, mental health promoter.


“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast …

Why LIFEHACK focuses on ‘Improving Youth Wellbeing through Technology’

Recently we launched LIFEHACK Labs – Aotearoa New Zealand’s first social innovation lab. It’s focus through the 5 week experience is to kickstart impact projects to improve youth wellbeing through technology.

Why Youth Wellbeing?

As many of you will know, …

LIFEHACK team takes 10 to take notice

Here at LIFEHACK HQ, we’ve been working to keep ourselves well, despite a hectic schedule of meetings, events, emails and building for a big middle of the year (more about that soon!).

One of the things we keep coming back …

Please Be Kind To Yourself & Other People

The team at LIFEHACK was sad to hear that Charlotte Dawson was found dead today after a battle with depression, partly this seems to have been caused by recent online bullying.

The story of Charlotte Dawson typifies the incredibly sad …

How Tramping With Your Friends & Family This Holiday Is Better Than Giving Presents


This holiday season, we suggest you can do something better than spending the final days before Christmas running around the shops and getting stressed – Stop Now.

Instead of giving a traditional present this …

The 5 Ways To Wellbeing

This is one of the most important pieces of research in the last decade – a guide to how we can improve our own wellbeing.

This research shows that if we integrate Giving, Learning, Activities, Mindfulness and Connection into our …

Mental Health Awareness Week – Design thinking helping us to connect

This past week was Mental Health Awareness week across Aotearoa & the theme was “connect”. From reading & experience, it seems clear that feeling cohesion with others, acceptance, inclusion & the ability to relate to others keeps our esteem high …