Our Wellbeing is our Wealth: Putting wellbeing at the heart of what we do

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Northland Hockey Association

45 Park Avenue

Whangarei, Northland 0112

New Zealand

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Investing in the wellbeing of people for positive social, economic and cultural outcomes and facilitating sustainable pandemic recovery

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As government priorities are being implemented, wellbeing measures and deliverables are increasingly become part of funding agreements with NGOs, community and social service, health and education sectors

The social and economic impacts of the current pandemic crisis has brought into sharp focus the perceived “tension” between public health and economic recovery and whether one is more important than the other. Applying wellbeing principles to psycho-social and economic recovery plans demands that plans and initiatives is framed not in an “either or” but in a “both and” policy position while recognising there are competing interests.

Become more familiar with wellbeing principles and take the opportunity to look at how to orient services and programmes and recovery plans to a wellbeing focus.

Hear from an experienced wellbeing specialist who has lectured and implemented numerous wellbeing programmes at the local, national and international levelsammes at the local, national and international levels


Wellbeing is defined as the capacity to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and respond to the challenges we face. It recognises the importance of culture, diversity, equity, social justice and personal dignity. It forms the basis on which individuals, whānau, hapū and iwi and communities are able to thrive.

Well individuals contribute to well whānau, communities, schools and workplaces, economies and society.

Public policy, the economy, community resilience and assets, the legal and justice systems, urban planning, the environment and human rights all impact on our wellbeing. Self determination, social agency, mobilisation collective impact, participation and connection, safe and inclusive communities are key determinants for thriving people and economies. Placing wellbeing at the heart of what we do contributes to a more thriving, inclusive and equitable society.

Informed by social, cultural and environmental determinants, adopting a wellbeing framework enables non-health agencies, such as local government, iwi authorities and workplaces identify how they can be "agents of wellbeing" and so incorporate wellbeing outcomes in their policy development and programme delivery.

“Tangata aka ana i te kāenga, te tūranga ki te marae, tau ana”​ - “A person nurtured in the community contributes strongly to society.”

While, as a country, we have not experienced the direct impact of COVID-19 in terms of serious illness or deaths compared to other countries, the secondary impacts of the pandemic are likely to have a more longer term impact on individual, whānau and community wellbeing.

Government has just released Kia Kaha, Kia Māia, Kia Ora Aotearoa: Psychosocial and Mental Wellbeing Recovery Plan with the stated goal "to protect and enhance people's wellbeing so that they can adapt and thrive after their lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic."

The workshop will draw on the facilitator's extensive work in assisting organisations, local and state government and health authorities in Australia to develop and implement mental wellbeing recovery and/or suicide prevention strategies in response to significant events such as Port Arthur Massacre, closure of major industries in a region, droughts and other natural disasters.

Evaluation of these strategies clearly showed that successful implementation and achieving sustainable impact requires local leadership and a skilled workforce that is knowledgeable of and competent in the application of mental wellbeing theory and principles.

Workshop Description

Government has signalled the centrality of wellbeing to its social and economic policies and to our pandemic recovery. There are several internationally recognised wellbeing models and frameworks as well as local models such as Whare Tapa Whā. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of what is meant by wellbeing. The principles of wellbeing and how they can inform and shape policy and programmes will be examined as well as how a wellbeing focus contributes to reducing social and economic disparities.

Wellbeing is determined by proven social, economic and cultural factors that positively or negatively impact on the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Based on these determinants and frameworks it is possible to develop an evidence-based programme logic with clear wellbeing outcomes and indicators and evaluation tools. An overview of the determinants and outcomes will be covered in the workshop.

As a workshop activity, participants will work on identifying key wellbeing outcomes for a workplace or community as part of a pandemic recovery plan. Tools such as the Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment Tool provides a systematic approach to assessing the impact of public policy, workplace demands and programme delivery on mental wellbeing. A summary of the tool will be given.thriving, inclusive and equitable society.

This workshop would be of value to:

  • Advocacy organisations
  • Government Departments'
  • District Health Boards
  • Health and Safety and Wellbeing Advisors
  • Iwi authorities and health and social services
  • Local Government agencies
  • NGOs
  • Public health services
  • Social service organisations
  • Trade Unions
  • Youth services

Topics covered in this practical workshop:

  • Defining wellbeing
  • The difference between a wellbeing and a welfare approach
  • Social, cultural and economic determinants of wellbeing
  • Ecological model of wellbeing - the role of place and environment
  • Why wellbeing is an essential foundation in pandemic recovery
  • The ‘new normal’ - role of coping, adjusting and adapting in our recovery using a wellbeing lens
  • The team of 5 million are flagging: COVID-19 fatigue
  • Well settings for thriving people - workplaces, schools, maraes and communities
  • Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment -a tool for evidence-based wellbeing initiatives
  • Collaborative action for collective impact - a model for optimising wellbeing


A workshop with award winning wellbeing specialist Barry Taylor

Barry has proven leadership over 30 years at local, national and international levels in using community initiatives and strength-based approaches to improve individual and community wellbeing and the prevention of suicide.

He has extensive experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of local and national programmes and is recognised for his work in creating collaborative partnerships to promote wellbeing.

Barry has lectured on wellbeing both nationally and internationally and been appointed to numerous government advisory committees on mental wellbeing and suicide prevention.

As a Health Sociologist and Public Health practitioner, Barry has a long-term interest in the social and cultural determinants of wellbeing and the role of supportive and inclusive environments and settings as enablers of wellbeing.

In 2016 he was awarded the NSW Mental Health Commissioner's Community Champion Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to mental wellbeing and suicide prevention.

After a number of years overseas, Barry is living back in New Zealand and is passionate about building the knowledge base, competence and capability within our country to promote well whānau, workplaces and communities and for the incorporation of wellbeing principles in public policy and social outcomes such as education, training and employment.



Workshop places are limited. Register now to avoid disappointment

Minimum Number of Participants:  10       Maximum Number of Participants:  30

Places in each workshop are limited. If the workshop is full please register your name on the waitlist. 

Payment:  Payment is by either Visa or Mastercard.  

Organisations can request to pay by invoice. At the payment method part of the registration process click on Change and select Pay By Invoice

Terms for Payment By Invoice

Payment by Invoice is only for NGOs, Government Departments, DHBs, PHOs, Schools and tertiary organisations, businesses.

By selecting Pay By Invoice the organisation agrees to the following conditions:

1.  Your place in the workshop is not confirmed until payment has been received. Payment of the invoice must be made within seven days of registering to avoid having your registration cancelled. Late payment fees apply.

2.  Please IGNORE the invoice from Eventbrite. A NZ tax compliant Tax Invoice from TaylorMade Training and Consulting will be sent to you separately which will contain bank details for payment.  

3.  By registering for the workshop, you agree to the cancellation and policy. (refer below).  Organisations who cancel within seven days of the workshop and have not paid the invoice for the outstanding registration fee are still obligated to pay the outstanding debt.

Catering: This workshop is fully catered. Please indicate in the registration process if you have any particular dietary requirements.  If you register after the registration closing date, while every effort will be made, your dietary requirements may not be able to be catered.

Scholarships: There is a limited number of partial and full scholarships for those wishing to attend the workshop. Full scholarships are available for mental health consumers, carers and volunteers. Partial scholarships of either 25% or 50%  off the registration fee are available for full time tertiary students in health, social service and disability related courses. Further information and how to apply for a scholarship is available on the TaylorMade website.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Workshops can fill quickly. If you are no longer able to attend the workshop please cancel your registration as soon as possible. The following refund policy is strictly adhered to.

Cancellation up to seven days prior to the commencement of the workshop:  Full Refund less $30 + GST admin fee

Cancellation within seven days prior to the commencement of the workshop:No refund but registration can be transferred to another person. To transfer your registration log on to your registration and update the name and contact details to the new person attending.

No show on the day of workshop:   No refund 

Cancellation of Workshop by TaylorMade: TaylorMade Training and Consulting (TMTC) reserve the right to cancel the workshop if there are not the minimum number of registrations. If cancelled, participants will be offered a refund either by way of a credit to attend another TMTC workshop (within 12 months of the cancelled workshop) or full refund of their registration fee.  Refunds will made by electronic transfer into a bank account specified by the participant. TMTC accept no responsibility for any other costs incurred by participant as a result of a workshop cancellation. 


The information provided in the workshop handout notes and at the workshops are the views of the trainer, and do not necessarily reflect the views of TaylorMade Training and Consulting. The information and professional advice delivered in the workshop and the associated printed material is provided solely on the basis that before relying on this material, participants should obtain appropriate advice relevant to their particular circumstance to evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes. TaylorMade Training and Consulting will not be liable for any damages of any kind to any person or entity arising from the use of this information. Your attendance at this workshop reflects your acceptance of this statement.

Organiser Contact Details

Barry Taylor

Principal Consultant - TaylorMade Training and Consulting


Office:      04 905 6145 Mobile:    022 104 5060


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