LookUp is a free event that inspires innovative ways to wellbeing

Look Up 2018 

Listen Up!

Over the last three years LookUp has grown and evolved! Lookup 2017 saw over 180 young people from 11 schools explore wellbeing around relationships, learning alongside 100 health professionals.

Taking on our learning from 2017 we’re excited to announce that we’re putting together another amazing event for you! LookUp 2018 brings Listen Up!  Exploring Wellbeing through Youth Voice. This year our workshop programme inspires thinking that reflects on different forms of communication, provides opportunities for young people to express what’s important to them, and discover what sustains wellbeing. Because this theme is a big task, our team is collaborating with the best organisations to provide diverse and engaging workshops delivered by young professionals.

  • You can expect:

Access to good information

Practical skills and Activities

Engaging conversations and connections

Workshops that assist young people to safely navigate their experiences

Inspiration to share with other young leaders and peers

Food and Prizes!




The Mental Health Foundation 

The workshop will focus on the Five Ways to Wellbeing. The Five Ways to Wellbeing was introduced to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2009 as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, building on work done by the new economics foundation for the UK Government. Participants in this workshop will explore ideas of what the five ways mean to them and how they can incorporate them into their lives.  This will be done through interactive activities. 

Research has found that building these five actions into day to day lives is important for the wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and organisations.  

They are  

  1. Connect,mewhakawhanaunga  


  1. Give,tukua


  1. Take notice,mearo tonu 


  1. Keep learning,meako tonu 


  1. Be active,mekori tonu 



Presenting a collaborative discussion and activity with a focus on how young people engage online, exploring what’s great about connecting online verses what’s not so good. We will discuss how young people can use their voice for good online and empower them to know what to do if things go wrong and how Netsafe can help.  


Le Va Mental Wealth Workshop 

Le Va presents What is Mental Wealth: How can we live well, feel good and be connected? This workshop explores signs of feeling low and knowing when to top up through group exercises, as well as equipping you with valuable tools to help you navigate ways of coping when things get tough for your or your mates. 


Negotiating Safer Sexual Relationships 

What does it mean to be safe within a relationship which is or might become sexual? How can this affect our wellbeing? Being able to communicate and negotiate about our wants, needs and boundaries is an important part of any healthy relationship.  This workshop will look at two core issues of safer sexual relationships: 

  • Negotiating consent with a partner: What is consent and why does it matter to the wellbeing of you and your partner?  
  • Sexual Health and Safety: If a relationship is becoming sexual, what do you and your partner need to discuss to feel safe? 

This workshop will be presented by Kate Butterfield, an experienced health promoter and educator. She has over 10 years of experience working with young people in agencies such as Rape Prevention Education and Family Planning and as a classroom teacher. Kate will leave time for audience questions and will provide resources for further information and support. 


Altered High Interactive Workshop 

CADS present an interactive workshop capturing the voices and experience of young people through team work and games aspiring to develop resources to support youth to navigate life in a world with alcohol and drugs!  


YOga: Know Yourself 

Sometimes we need to learn how to listen to who we are before we can communicate our needs to others. Through some yoga and mindfulness exercises, we’ll learn a few ways to settle the chattering mind and develop our abilities to know our minds better. 


Action Education Presents: Spoken Word 

Spoken word 101 – This workshop is all about equipping you with the art form of spoken word to talk about what’s important to you.  

  • Event Details

16th August (3rd Thursday of term 3)

9.30am – 2.15pm

Te Oro Music and Arts Centre for Young People – 98 Line Road, Glen Innes

Lunch is provided

You must register to attend by August 14th (early registration is advised as spaces are limited)

Free attendance

Organised by Auckland District Health Board and Kāhui Tū Kaha in collaboration with community organisations ConnectSR and Te Oro

Contact our Project Manager Nicole Simons 021 0616037 or email info@lookup.org.nz with any questions

We invite schools to register groups of young people and support them to come and participate on the day

Stay Tuned for 2018 Workshop Information!

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Designed by Kieran + LookUp 2017