Series 2 - Show 04 - Mental Fitness in the Classroom- with Adrienne Buckingham - How do we teach wellbeing to teenagers? In this interview, Denise and Adrienne discuss the Mental Fitness Program Adrienne designed and taught to Year 10 boys in Dunedin, NZ. The language of mental fitness is used to appeal to teenage boys and echoes the familiar language of physical fitness. Students found MenFit a practical, collaborative and fun course which helped improve their wellbeing. Broadcast on OAR...
Show 03 - Lessons from a decade of wellbeing work – with David Kolpak - What does embedding wellbeing look like further down the road? In this podcast, Denise and David talk about the challenges and successes St Peter’s faced in implementing positive psychology in boys’ education, working alongside staff, students and families. David shares lessons learned at his school over a decade of wellbeing work – and starting with the staff is lesson number one. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin...
The First Three Years of a Wellbeing Agenda – with Sonya Papps - How do schools actually get started and build buy in? In this podcast, Denise and Sonya discuss implementing a Wellbeing Agenda at Taipei European School to address student wellbeing concerns and enhance school culture. Working with UK-based executive coach Clive Leach, the school designed a three-year plan to address Whole-School Wellbeing. Sonya shares how this plan is unfolding in her school. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin...
In this season of Bringing Wellbeing to Life Dr Denise Quinlan looks at what schools are doing to support wellbeing for students and staff, with interviews from experts from around the world. Today Denise gives the interviewing chair to colleague Adrienne Buckingham, educator and wellbeing facilitator with the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience. Adrienne asks Denise and Lucy Hone about the lessons learned from writing their book The Educator’s Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing -...
Show 15 - Band4Hope - a public wellbeing initiative - Denise talks to Locky McWilliam, founder of Band4Hope, a large-scale public wellbeing initiative. Designed to increase kindness, hope and our sense of shared humanity. It is based on the African concept of Ubuntu - our shared humanity. Learn why Locky wants us to wear and share hope. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Show 14 - Resilience: why it matters and how to build it - Resilience – our ability to cope with challenge and bounce back from adversity is useful throughout our lives. Denise talks to Lucy Hone about resilience after loss and resilience strategies, Learn the 4 ways we use resilience and strategies to build resilience in adults or children. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Show 13 - Managing anxiety - Is there ‘shark music’ on your internal radio? If so, you might want some strategies for anxiety. Denise talks to Emma Woodward about managing anxiety in young people and their parents. It’s about having a plan you ‘practice when it’s easy, so it’s easy when it’s hard. Learn how to calm your emotional brain so that your thinking brain can get back in the driving seat. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Show 11 - Social and emotional skills to navigate the world - We all need social and emotional skills to navigate the world. We can teach them in schools. Denise taks to Dr Sue Roffey about why social and emotional learning matters in schools, and why relationships are at the heart of successful behaviour change for young people. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Show 10 - Focus on what really matters with mindfulness - How calm and present are you in your life? Are you ready for a mindful break from the world? Denise talks with Grant Rix about how mindfulness can help us slow down and focus on what really matters in our lives. Effects on students (and adults) include increased calm, empathy, focus and self-control. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Show 09 - Large scale wellbeing: building the world’s first flourishing state Gabrielle Kelly - South Australia’s goal: to be the world’s first Flourishing State. To do that they need wellbeing models everyone can relate to, and interventions that work at scale in workplaces, schools, hospitals and homes. Denise talks to Gabrielle Kelly about taking wellbeing to scale: building a flourishing state in South Australia. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Show 07 - Overcoming trauma to build wellbeing - Tom Brunzell - Are you overcoming a bad start in life? 40% of people have experienced some trauma during their life which makes strategies for overcoming trauma and building wellbeing relevant to many of us. Denise talks to Tom Brunzell about overcoming a bad start in life and his work with trauma affected youth. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Show 06 - Having fun with physical activity is a winning wellbeing combination - Put some movement into your life now and enjoy physical and psychological rewards well into old age. Denise speaks with Dr Elaine O’Brien about movement, friends and music – a winning combination for wellbeing at all ages. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Show 05 - Building mental fitness - How mentally fit are you? Want to build your mental fitness? Denise talks with Dr Paula Robinson about working on your strength, flexibility, endurance and team to stengthen mental fitness, and how the wellbeing model is being used successfully in schools and workplaces. Learn about wellbeing literacy, wellbeing frameworks and mental fitness. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Show 04 - Building resilience - strategies for children and adults - Building resilience – our ability to bounce back from setbacks and regain wellbeing. Denise talks to Dr Toni Noble about strategies to buld resilience relevant to adults and children. Learn resilience strategies, bounceback and children’s wellbeing. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Show 03 - Moving from mental illness to mental fitness - How do public programmes build wellbeing by reaching into our daily life? Denise talks to Dr Jo Mitchell about using technology to connect us and change the way we talk about mental health. Learn how a footie app changed our talk and took users from mental illness to mental fitness. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Show 02 - Manage your emotions to boost your wellbeing - How could managing your emotions boost your wellbeing? - Denise talks with Sue Langley about how positive emotions contribute to wellbeing and offers practical tips to increase your positive emotions. Learn practical strategies for general wellbeing in daily life. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz