Changing lives one step at a time

Our mission is to enrich the lives of children and adults by creating emotional connections that motivate them to improve their physical and psychological health and wellbeing, so they can create the very best version of themselves.

Our unique school and workplace online wellbeing challenges use a best practise combination of technology, inspiring role models, fun and entertainment and learning based rewards. This results in participants engaging and improving key wellbeing metrics and feeling the benefits of a healthier lifestyle, which is key to developing intrinsic motivation that can last a lifetime.

For Schools

In modern society, many children are not as physically active as they need to be to maintain good physical and psychological health. In addition, research suggests inactive children are likely to become inactive adults, resulting in an erosion of human potential as consequences are passed forward across generations, creating a cycle of poor physical and emotional health.

If we can encourage children at a young age to develop healthy habits it can make a huge difference to them living healthier, happier and more productive lives. However engaging kids in health promotion activities can be difficult as traditional educational approaches struggle to compete with the attraction of engaging online games and media.

The Azion children’s wellbeing challenge uses a best practise combination of technology, inspiring role models, fun and entertainment and learning based rewards to engage school children and help them understand and feel the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

First used in NSW, Australia in conjunction with the NSW Ministry of Health the Challenge showed many positive benefits to students, schools and teachers

In 2016 Azion, together with AIA Insurance launched the Healthy kid’s Challenge with 15,000 primary and intermediate students across New Zealand taking part, in 2018 over 50,000 children nationwide participated in our online wellbeing challenge.

Culture Health Communities Activity Challenge Evaluation NSW Ministry of Health

Teachers reported that the Challenge was a great opportunity to motivate students to become more physically active and felt the program was successful in this regard. Further, doing more physical activities, becoming fit and feeling healthier were identified by the students as some of the things they liked best about the Challenge.

Teachers and program implementation staff also noted unintended benefits of the Challenge. Examples were provided of improved attendance and behaviour as some students were more motivated to attend school or organise lunch time activities to record and maximise their steps during school hours. Teachers also felt the Challenge facilitated positive social behaviour by promoting teamwork and encouraging student relationships through planning and participating in activities.

Enhanced learning opportunities through the integration of the Activity Challenge into teaching components of the Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6) syllabuses were also noted in the areas of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE), and mathematics.

For Workplaces

Enhance and refresh your staff wellbeing program

For Workplaces

The Team Adventure Challenge is a cost-effective, online wellbeing program that maximizes employee engagement, morale and team spirit and makes a real difference to employees lives, both at work and home.

Having worked with large employers on the design and implementation of award winning staff wellbeing programs over the past two decades, we understand the challenges of keeping staff engaged and reaching those employees most in need who often do not participate.

Our virtual adventure challenge is designed to refresh and enhance existing wellness programs. It generates high uptake and completion rates by taking a fun and entertaining approach whereby all participants build their own Avatar, each team creates their own virtual adventure course, then employees track and improve key wellbeing metrics to experience a virtual tourism adventure featuring their unique avatars.

Personalised for every client, it will enhance and reinvigorate your employee wellness proposition!

See more at www.teamchallenge.co

“This has been a great motivator to get going! The animations were fantastic, fun and a positive feedback for the effort to complete each leg and get to see the sights in some countries that we may never have the opportunity to visit. I have really enjoyed taking part and feel great getting out for a walk. Good work all round. Thank you.”

Jo, Waitemata District Health Board

About Azion

Founded by Kim Harvey in 2000, Azion Wellness operates in New Zealand and Australia as a corporate wellness provider and developer of innovative online health promotion challenges.

Our corporate clients have won national awards for their wellbeing programs and the Azion Challenge platform is used by some of the largest corporates in Australia and New Zealand for their employees and in schools across New Zealand.

We are experts at capturing the attention of targeted audiences, positively motivating them to adopt healthier behaviours, one step at a time.

Contact Us

Let’s make the world a healthier place

We collaborate with public and private sector organisations who are looking for ways make a positive difference in the health and wellbeing of their communities and are always interested in discussing how together we can make the world a healthier place! Please drop our CEO Kim Harvey a note at kim.harvey@azionwellness.com or connect with her on Linkedin

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