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Tahatū Rangi: An area ripe for disruption

By Gina Rembe | November 11, 2016

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. …

Double Diamond of Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge

Everyday Wellbeing – Design Challenge Overview

By Gina Rembe | July 17, 2015

How might we unleash Aotearoa New Zealand’s young design talent on Everyday Wellbeing?

Lifehack and Massey University are kicking off a Design Challenge together in July 2015, focused on Everyday Wellbeing.

See the original announcement here, and links to all …

Labs Chat – Child & Youth Mental Health in Canada

By Gina Rembe | May 29, 2015

We’re constantly scanning the international frontiers to see what emerges around the world that we can learn from, build on, and generally improve our work to see 100% of young Kiwis flourishing by 2050. As an example, a short while …

Photo of the Lifehack Labs 2014 Core Crew

#LifehackLabs – Week 5 – Sprint to Springboard

By Gina Rembe | September 24, 2014

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 …

New Zealand Well-Being 2.0

By Gina Rembe | June 24, 2014

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 …

Please Be Kind To Yourself & Other People

By Gina Rembe | February 22, 2014

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 …

The 5 Ways To Wellbeing

By Gina Rembe | December 19, 2013

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

By Gina Rembe | October 13, 2013

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 …

The Speech That Started It All

By Gina Rembe | March 24, 2013

For today’s post I thought I’d share the speech I gave at the launch of LIFEHACK. (Sadly I wasn’t able to get it recorded, but I think this does the trick…)

If you told me that I’d be sharing the …