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.

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. The Impact Model makes explicit the outcomes and kinds of impact we seek to create and provides…

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 great. Spread across two pages, colleagues or team members can quickly get a sense of…

Ngā Uri Ō – Descendants of

Ngā Uri Ō – Descendants of Ngā Uri Ō is a resource Lifehack uses when working with people regardless of the size of group. Relationships with people is centre to our work. Wai in Māori means water. In our current prototype above, you will see we have captured Ngā Uri Ō using wai / water.…

Facilitator’s Guide & Worksheets: Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge

  In 2015 we ran a design challenge to promote everyday wellbeing, in collaboration with Massey University. Having recognised the value of the students gaining a creative insight into wellbeing frameworks such as 5 Ways To Wellbeing and Te Whare Tapa Whā, we have been busy making this design challenge accessible for people who work…

Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge (report)

What would happen if we took 290 students studying a third year design paper, and focused the brief on Everyday Wellbeing? In late 2015, the Lifehack crew teamed up with Massey University’s School of Design, to do something different with their design students. Instead of focusing primarily on design skills (such as graphic design, textiles or…

Flourishing Fellowship Report

  The Flourishing Fellowship was Lifehack’s latest experiment in supporting social innovation to improve the wellbeing of young kiwis. It works by building a community of highly skilled champions who support one another in accelerating youth-wellbeing-related work throughout the country. The Fellowship focussed on coaching 22 participants from Aotearoa to identify and prototype solutions to youth…

Lifehack CoDesign Guide

Lifehack's coDesign Guide represents how we go about working with people to create positive wellbeing outcomes for young new zealanders.

Lifehack Impact Report

Lifehack's Impact Story represents everything that we have been up to over the last two years. We've carefully evaluated our programmes and experiments into the wellbeing of young people across Aotearoa, New Zealand, and are now ready to present our findings and learnings.

Lifehack Labs 2014 : Final Impact Report

In 2014, we undertook our most intensive programme yet, with a 5 week, full time bootcamp for 20 young people from around Aotearoa New Zealand. We called it Lifehack Labs. This is the story of what happened since… International research suggests that the most common points of failure for new projects and ventures getting into…