Wellbeing Matters Programme

Wellbeing Matters! “The evidence shows us that people who achieve good wellbeing at work are likely to be more creative, more loyal, more productive, and provide better customer satisfaction than individuals with poor wellbeing at work”. New Economics Foundation (NEF, 2015).

Wellbeing in a nutshell is essentially the ability to feel good and function effectively - without a doubt what every employer wants, and needs for their staff and business to succeed!

Wellbeing Matters is a three module programme delivered by Dr Lucy Hone, and guided by a simple scientific framework (PERMA* + Vitality and Resilience), providing insights and practical applications to give you the insight and understanding to support individuals to flourish in your workplace: 

Workshop 1 - 6 June 2017 - 1.00pm - 4.30pm

Building Positive Emotions, Relationships and Meaning in the Workplace 

Building Positive Emotions:
Most people intuitively get the evolutionary purpose of negative emotions, they invoke the stress - fight, flight or freeze response which ups our chances of survival making them important, but what use are positive emotions? 

This module looks at the rapidly emerging science of positive emotions, explaining their role in reducing stress, promoting physical health, building and broadening our intellectual, psychological and social resources. what does this mean for workplaces? How can we harness these scientific findings to reduce stress and help us think more creatively? This session will also guide participants to identify their own most effective emotional regulation strategies.  

The stand out finding of resilience research is that nobody goes it alone: humans are hard wired for social connection and relationships are the number one predictor of personal wellbeing. How can we foster good relationships? What gets in the way?  

Meaning in the Workplace:
Research shows that having a sense of meaning and purpose is more predictive of success at work than how much we earn. Understanding your individual and collective role in the organisation is therefore important. This session will look at discovering participants’ motivation for work and considering how they can use that to promote their own wellbeing and organisational success.  

Workshop 2 - 4 July 2017 - 1.00pm - 4.30pm

Boosting Engagement and Accomplishment at Work 

Engagement and accomplishment are inextricably linked. This session will focus on mindsets - do you have a growth or fixed mindset? What difference does this make to your engagement/focus/maintained interest at work? How can we foster growth mindsets?  

In a world where we are all constantly bombarded with multiple distractions and digital procrastination tools, it will also look at other practical and effective ways to promote focus in a work environment.  

Workshop 3 - 1 August 2017 - 9.00am - 12.30pm

Managing workplace stress and creating more resilient teams 

This last session will cover the research on when stress is good for us, when it’s bad for us, and provide the opportunity for each individual participant to create their personal stress plan (psp). It will also cover the key components of resilience - informing participants as to the most important findings of resilience research (who is resilient, what is resilience, can it be learned/taught, how can we promote our personal resilience and those around us?). Resilience and coping with change is a particularly personal topic for Dr Hone - she will share the simple, practical evidence-supported strategies she uses for coping with loss and constant life change.  

Work environments that embody these attributes see employees thrive, creativity soar, and collaboration take place more regularly and at enhanced levels. Team members build healthy relationships with each other and the workplace thereby becomes enjoyable. 

*The PERMA framework is based on the research form Professor Martin Seligman, one of the world’s leading researchers in positive psychology and human flourishing, who suggests that wellbeing is cultivated by the presence in our lives of positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment.





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6 June, 4 July & 1 August 2017


6 & 4 July - 1.00pm - 4.30pm, 1 August 9.00am - 12.30pm


The Chamber, 57 Kilmore Street


Lucy Hone
Lucy Hone

Lucy is a practicing academic, working with AUT's Human Potential Centre and for the 100% Project. Her Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) comes from the acclaimed home of well-being science, the University of Pennsylvania. With a background in journalism, writing for leading newspapers and magazines on health, well-being, sports and parenting, Lucy's PhD examined the best ways to measure and promote wellbeing among organisations and schools. . She sits on the NZAPP Executive Committee and is the NZ representative of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN).


Whole Programme Member

$760.00 + GST

Whole Programme Non-member

$1520.00 + GST

Workshop Member

$300.00 + GST

Workshop Non-Member

$600.00 + GST


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