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WHO WE ARE

As psychologists, we use best practice scientific research to enhance people’s wellbeing and create positive, productive, high performing workplaces.

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WHO WE ARE

As clinical psychologists, we use best practice scientific research to enhance people’s wellbeing and create positive, productive, high performing workplaces.

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HOW CAN WE HELP?

Psychosocial Risk Assessment

Assessments to identify the critical and relevant psychosocial risks in your organisation and meet health and safety obligations.

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Wellbeing Assessment

Findings and data to see how your people are doing and how to best support them to flourish.
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Wellbeing Strategy

Strategy and programmes to protect and enhance your employees mental health and wellbeing.
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Training and Development

Training to improve your leadership, mental health capability and improve the wellbeing of your people.
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Additional Services

Contact us if you have a specific or special organisational requirement.
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Need a speaker?

Our team of wellbeing experts can provide independent and engaging content for conferences and media commentary.

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Looking for a complete Wellbeing Partner?

We partner with organisations like yours to build mental health and wellbeing programmes that are strategic, grounded in ‘what works’, and tailored to your needs. Our psychologist-driven consultation approach puts people at the heart of business, enabling organisations to develop strong and sustainable cultures of wellbeing. Start your journey to a healthier and happier workplace with us here.

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Got a question?

We work with a range of individuals and teams from a diverse variety of organisations. Get in touch to see how we can help.

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Got a question?

We’ve worked with a range of individuals and teams from a diverse variety of organisations. Get in touch to see how we can help.

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WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK

We care deeply about working effectively and genuinely supporting our clients. We believe in collaboration to make a positive difference for the people and organisations we support.

Umbrella Wellbeing provides excellent, evidence-based interventions. High-quality research, combined with decades of experience, underpin our quality control and continuous improvement, and allow us to be effective, innovative and brave. Our services are robust, consistent and responsive to client need.

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WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK

We care deeply about working effectively and genuinely supporting our clients. We believe in collaboration to make a positive difference for the people and organisations we support.

Umbrella Wellbeing provides excellent, evidence-based interventions. High-quality research, combined with decades of experience, underpin our quality control and continuous improvement, and allow us to be effective, innovative and brave. Our services are robust, consistent and responsive to client need.

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WHO WE WORK WITH

We work in partnership with a diverse range of organisations throughout New Zealand, small to large, and across the public and private sectors.

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HOW WE’VE HELPED

Resilience training for all GWRC staff

GWRC engaged Umbrella to provide resilience training for all staff, delivered to operational teams in their geographic locations. The training and follow-up was a proactive wellbeing initiative designed to [...]

Wellbeing Workshops and happier teams

Umbrella partnered with a specific business unit operating in a fierce market with significant adversity for the employees, their clients and the industry. The goal of the initiative was [...]

Slide "Wonderful course.  I have done several of these courses and do a lot of mental health research and this was still really informative with lots of new and informative information." WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT. PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE, 2021 Slide "It was important to us to offer our people something they would genuinely benefit from, both in relation to their resilience and effectiveness at work, and also in their personal lives. The Umbrella team delivered an engaging resilience programme across several locations. They were flexible, professional and provided the necessary expertise to ensure the programme was a success." OLIVER POMFRETT – HEAD OF PEOPLE AND PERFORMANCE CRAIGS INVESTMENT PARTNERS Slide "Umbrella's resilience training was excellent. It was great to have a number of exercises that meant people were actively engaging and coming up with solutions as part of small teams. In my view the best thing about the workshop was being given practical tools that we can use as a team to strengthen our resilience. The workbooks and the books are of great quality and a number of staff have been commenting on them. I am very hopeful that the day out doing this is going to make a significant difference to how our team operates and works together. I have since recommended Umbrella to other government departments and to other colleagues in Customs." SISILIA ETEUATI – CHIEF LEGAL ADVISOR NEW ZEALAND CUSTOMS SERVICE
Slide "The team at Umbrella really are an extension of our business and the partnership we have with them is invaluable. The wellbeing of our people is a priority for Xero and Umbrella have been critical in designing a tailor-made program to support our people and up-skill our managers. More broadly than that, Umbrella have worked closely with our People Experience team and provide 1:1 support to many of our people. Umbrella are always a delight to engage with, and having a team of Clinical Psychologists on hand to provide us with advice, support and training has made a huge impact on the wellbeing of our people." LINDA SHEARER – HEAD OF PEOPLE EXPERIENCE, NZ XERO
Slide "Through the Umbrella Wellbeing Assessment we were able to understand our organisation better and developed a programme to suit our needs. As such, the mental wellbeing workshops for our leaders were outstanding. The workshops have equipped our leaders with more understanding about mental wellbeing and enabled them to have quality conversations with their team members. We've made it safe to talk about mental health, it's been an invaluable investment in our organisation and our people." VICKI CASELY – CHIEF PEOPLE & STRATEGY OFFICER, SOUTHERN CROSS HEALTH SOCIETY Slide "Initiatives to support employee wellbeing are no longer seen as a 'nice to have' but as an essential differentiator." - DELOITTE 2018 Slide "The results of our updated ROI analysis show a financial case in favour of employers investing in mental health. We now find that on average employers obtain a return of £5 for every £1 (5:2:1) invested." Mental Health and Employers: Refreshing the Case for Investment
– DELOITTE, JANUARY 2020
Slide “Making sure your team can cope and excel during times of change is important for leaders. I found this course (Strengthening Resilience) to provide the building blocks required for me to have confidence that the team will thrive personally and professionally. Highly recommended” TONY WILSON – GENERAL MANAGER, AGRECOVERY. MAY 2021

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Settling back into work immediately after returning from holiday is a process that can be challenging for many of us – the return-to-work blues are real! In this article, our team at Umbrella shares practical strategies to help your team members become re-engaged with work tasks and get the [...]

Moving towards flourishing — no matter your pandemic mental state

By |December 9th, 2021|

For many, the pandemic has taken mental health out of the four walls of the psychologist’s office and brought it into the everyday – into dinner table conversations and workplace video-calls. We are more comfortable asking each other how we are, and more comfortable answering honestly when we respond ourselves.  [...]

Four thousand weeks: Time and how to use it by Oliver Burkeman

By |November 15th, 2021|

Feeling short on time?  Before you do anything else, read this book.   Many of you will know Oliver Burkeman from his weekly Guardian column. In particular, his last one where this piece of advice ranked first: There will always be too much to do – and this realisation [...]

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Contact Umbrella for an inspirational speaker on mental health, practical tips and solutions for improving employee wellbeing and healthy workplaces. Our presentations and keynotes are often described as a conference highlight.

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