We're committed to sharing the best of our knowledge, insights, and building a library of resources to help you improve youth wellbeing even if you're not able to make it to one of our events or longer programs.

Five principles to enable meaningful participation in co-design

Interested in how you can create a safe, participatory space with young people?

We think these 5 principles will help you get ahead of the game:

acknowledging indigenous knowledge understanding your responsibilities focusing on strengths and opportunities, not on weaknesses…

Project Kitchens

Originally developed by Seb Paquet, Project Kitchens is a wonderful tool that can help propel early stage ideas into concrete next steps

The format brings together a small number of people who have projects they would like assistance with and …

Lifehack Weekend Event: Manual

This Weekend Event manual is a facilitation tool that can bring together a group of diverse humans to support local community projects. This structure aims to empower participants and project holders to demonstrate that everyone has skills and knowledge to …

Oro—Upper Hutt report

Oro was Lifehack’s first intensive place-based programme. The programme built on existing relationships Lifehack had in Upper Hutt and was co-designed with local stakeholders. In trialling this new place-based approach we wanted to apply learnings from previous programmes about how …

Introduction to Prototyping

Design methodology is one of the cornerstones of our programmes. During all the Fellowship programmes, Labs and Oro we’ve introduced prototyping as a tool to get that thinking out of your head and into the world.

During the Fellowship programmes …

Whānau Wellbeing Protective Factors

For Lifehack’s mahi, we have been seeking ways to embed the protective factors into our programmes themselves, as well as bringing across the importance to youth wellbeing practitioners to do the same in their respective initiatives and services.

One of …

Te Whare Tapa Whā poster

Te Whare Tapa Whā, developed by Sir Mason Durie, is a New Zealand indigenous model for wellbeing.

The Whare Tapa Whā was developed as a response to a piece of research by the Māori Women’s Welfare League in the late …

Impact Model

Over several months at the end of 2016 we developed a comprehensive Impact Model for Lifehack. 

It helps to consolidate and share what we’ve learnt between 2013 and 2016 about how an innovation initiative like Lifehack creates and tracks impact. …

Wellbeing Plans

The purpose of these plans have been for the team to reflect on what things are like when things are great and then explore what stress looks like. Most importantly: what are the important steps to take when things aren’t …