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GENERAL Is Inuka for me?  Inuka is a service available to anyone, regardless of age, gender or religious affiliation. It is a service that aims to offer completely confidential support for anyone. No issue is too small for the Inuka Life Coaches to help you through.  From job stress to relationship worries and other concerns […]

What is Inuka?

Inuka provides emotional support. And we do that by combining two things. We train empathic, capable individuals to give science-based support. We connect these trained individuals (we call them Inuka Life Coaches) with people seeking support. Effectively, we leverage technology as a device for connection and availability. By combining professional training and engaging individuals across […]

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Gentleness as a remedy for stress

In dealing with the stresses and pressures of life many of us respond by being tougher on ourselves. Whether that means working harder, or beating ourselves up if things don’t work out the way we need them to, our own self-policing is a source of immense stress. In this little write-up I champion the power […]

Advice | Stress | Wellbeing

Burnout is bad for business

With workplace burnout on the rise, companies need to implement strategies focused on developing sustainable people management practices. The key? An uncompromising focus on the wellness of their employees. As technology advances and work-related tasks seem ever boosted by new tools of productivity, the work week has somewhat counter-intuitively grown longer, more intensive and increasingly stressful. […]

3 Great Apps For When You’re Feeling Down

Tech has made wellbeing support available at the touch of a button. Here’s a list of a few of the apps we’ve found helpful. Written and reviewed by Johanna Kruger. 1. Cove App Store: Free  (Only available available in the App Store for iOS devices) Looking for a more unique way of emotional self-expression? How […]

5 Habits That Build Mental Wellbeing

Achieving mental wellbeing can be difficult in a world filled with constant pressure. However, there are strategies you can use to build a stronger, more resilient and calmer mind. Below you’ll find our list of the top 5 habits you can cultivate in order to build mental wellbeing. 1. Talking. This habit speaks for itself […]

5 ways I try to cope with chronic illness

5 ways I try to cope more mindfully with chronic illness and its impact on my mental health Written by guest writer Susan P. Life changes when you’re ill. You know that feeling you have when you have the flu? When you are stuck in bed with a mountain of tissues, a pack of paracetamol, […]

5 Reasons Why Seeking Guidance Means Seeking Progress

Struggling with problems, however minor or large, is something every human being experiences. In life, we are often taught to grit our teeth together and push forward. Yet, the act of seeking guidance can be a crucial ingredient in ensuring wellbeing and fostering progress. In many ways, society carries with it a sense of expectation […]

The Story of Inuka. Why We Want to Break the Cycle.

As written by our co-founder Robin van Dalen. Edited by Dixon Chibanda and Sarah Florander. The Story of Inuka. A Personal Perspective, by co-founder Robin van Dalen. Welcome to Inuka! So I hear those of you not familiar with Kiswahili thinking: what is Inuka? It is an East-African word for ‘arise’. And, it is also […]

Why I care about my mental health, and why you should too.

You how sometimes when you’re having a bad day, and that seems to affect everything you do? Everything you have to do is for some reason a lot harder to get right than it is normally and without you meaning to, things go wrong? I remember when I was younger, this is how someone once […]

Expert insights on stress: what is it and how to deal with it?

“I am under so much stress!”  Today the word “stress”, forms part of most people’s daily vocabulary. It has almost become an acceptable phenomenon.  However, the effects of stress on ill-health are not seriously pondered. What is stress? There is positive and negative stress. Distress, which is negative stress is classified into two; that is […]

How Inuka can help you find your inner hero

Johanna Kruger Seeking help is hard. If you haven’t read it yet, in our previous blog post, we talked about the common barriers preventing people from seeking the help they need. So the next step is finding the right solution for you, that overcomes these barriers. And Inuka might be the solution you are looking […]

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Although this service is designed to help you cope with a range of issues you face in life, Inuka is not a medical service. If you feel you are in crisis, or may hurt yourself or others, you should seek professional help. You can also find resources for professional help here.