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Training workshop for organisations

TEAM BUILDING SKILLS WORKSHOP

Delivered in a dynamic, interactive style by experts in positive psychology and the neuroscience of learning.

This fun, enlightening and dynamic team-building skills workshop will help organisations understand their working and thinking styles and identify their strengths and the strengths of others. It will open the door to improved teamwork, leadership, customer relationships, creativity and problem-solving.

  • Outcomes

    • Understand personalities
    • Team cohesion
    • Reinforce identity
    • Improve effectiveness
    • High performance
  • Suited to:

    • Managers
    • Leaders
    • All Teams
  • Delivered as:

    • Two hour intro
    • Half-day
    • Full-day

Teams that don’t gel become fragmented. Conflict and division can arise and relationships can break down. Team cohesion can make or break an organisation and managing an unhappy team can be timely. A team that is fragmented can mean the customer or stakeholder loses out, vital information is missed and ideas don’t develop.

A happy, motivated team, working together with a shared vision and a clear direction however, will be more productive, creative and innovative. Happy teams record less absenteeism, give more discretionary effort and are more likely to remain loyal, working for you and your organisation. Not everyone will always get on, but understanding each other and celebrating strengths and differences is more desirable and productive than division.

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It was the best team building session that gave me food for thought and lots of take aways after. It was great to see a mix of new and existing team members
Goldman Sachs
I really enjoyed the day and helped strengthen the team’s engagement and culture
Giff Gaff
Using psychological research and neuroscience, we help leaders and individuals understand their own working and thinking styles and identify their strengths and the strengths of others. This opens the door to improved teamwork, leadership, customer relationships, creativity and problem-solving. This fun, enlightening and dynamic workshop creates a deeper understanding of your team’s dynamic and encourages delegates to expand their ability to motivate others and communicate effectively.

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Training workshop for organisations

BUILD RESILIENCE AND POSITIVITY INTO YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANISATION

FLIP-IT THINKING SKILLS

Delivered in a dynamic, interactive style by experts in positive psychology and the neuroscience of learning.

This FILP-it workshop will increase workplace motivation, resilience and engagement. It shows organisations how to find the positives in situations, embrace challenges, and deal with change and transformation.


  • Outcomes

    • Increase wellbeing
    • Promote engagement
    • Reduce absenteeism
    • Improve retention
    • Increase adaptability
  • Suited to:

    • Managers
    • Leaders
    • All Teams
  • Delivered as:

    • Keynote
    • Two hour intro
    • Half or full-day
    • Transformation or training programme

Transformation, managing workloads and facing challenge are some of the trickiest things to get right. Most leaders and managers will have been in a situation where teams or individuals feel helpless and struggle with these things, choosing to focus on the negatives. This leads to a range of difficulties, including low motivation, disaffection and lack of engagement.

If you can’t adapt as an organisation, you can’t progress. The best and most productive organisations are the ones where people are encouraged to find the positives in situations rather than fear challenge and fall into patterns of catastrophic thinking. Dealing with change positively is a skill. It develops resilience. Organisations with the ability to do this, record better levels of wellbeing and productivity. Resilient humans are happier and healthier.

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I loved the whole session. Everyone was laughing the whole way through. However, I also enjoyed some of the theory behind it all and will really try to use some of the knowledge in my day to day life.
Edgehill University
Great session which resonated with the theme. The presenter was engaging, amiable and knowledgeable. Made the audience feel at ease and happy to participate. The deliver was effective and engaging and the FLIP it thinking model for seeing things differently is helpful in every aspect of life
Herts Community NHS Trust
Resilience and positive mindset can be learned, and Laughology was the first UK L&D consultancy to develop an effective model to help people do this using the proven science of humour and laughter as a cognitive tool. We call this process FLIP, and it forms the basis of our popular Building resilience and positivity. FLIP-It thinking skills workshops. Our FLIP methods enable people to be more optimistic, adaptable and flexible. They help individuals gain a clearer view of future events and influence others in a positive and upbeat way

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Our business workshops deal with a wide range of factors and issues. Delivered by a team of dynamic experts they are grounded in proven science and are engaging, energetic and most importantly, fun.

Laughology learning and development has led the way in designing gold standard workshops which we have delivered to some of the world’s highest performing blue chip companies. For example our FLIP IT workshops have taught unique, enhanced coping skills to thousands of delegates and our diversity training workshops have helped some of the biggest names in global commerce build agile, representative workforces for the global market.

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Training workshop for organisations

CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE THINKING SKILLS FOR PROBLEM-SOLVING 

The creative thinking workshop uses techniques such as improvisation and play to enhance creative thinking styles. It encourages innovation and learning and delivers sustainable, tangible techniques for greater achievement and success.

Delivered in a dynamic, interactive style by experts in positive psychology and the neuroscience of learning.


  • Outcomes

    • Increase innovation
    • Positive problem-solving
    • Enhance creativity
    • Promote autonomy
  • Suited to:

    • Managers
    • Leaders
    • All Teams
  • Delivered as:

    • Two hour intro
    • Half or full-day
    • Transformation or training programme

In the modern commercial landscape, the disruptor is king and fundamental change can happen in any sector at any time. Touch screens, Uber and austerity are just a few examples of new developments that have had huge impacts on the organisations affected by them. And that impact is not always good – you only need to look at Blackberry, London black cabs and local authority budgets to see what can happen.

Problems come in many shapes and sizes; expansion, contraction, lack of budgets and resources, new competition, personnel challenges, mergers, acquisitions and transformation. All organisations face them eventually, and to cope and conquer they need their people to be innovative and creative problem-solvers. Unfortunately, these are frequently cited as key skills lacking in today’s workplaces.

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The facilitator was great, broke down barriers and ensured everyone got involved with the very high energy levels of the presentation, successfully managed to bring some quite reserved people out of their comfort zones.
Natwest
It was the best session I’ve ever attended. The interactive aspects and exercise to create a product to make us think outside the box were brilliant and I could see how I could use them back in work.
RBS

Our industry-leading workshop aims to address this deficit and give delegates a ground-breaking perspective. It looks at humour as a creative thinking style and investigates how neoteny - the mental agility and playfulness of childhood and its relationship to imagination and innovation - is essential for problem solving.

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Training workshop for organisations

CREATIVE FACILITATION TRAINING WORKSHOP

The Laughology creative facilitation workshop will teach you to become a facilitation 'Ninja'. We will show you how to lead inspiring learning events, productive meetings and motivational presentations.

Our workshops are delivered by expert trainers who have experience as award-winning comedians, international motivational speakers and business consultants.


  • Workshop topics include:

    • Group engagement
    • Effective communication & storytelling
    • Encouraging ideas
    • Productive meetings
    • Image and presence
  • Suited to:

    • Managers
    • Team leaders
    • Teams
    • Teachers & headteachers
  • Delivered as:

    • One-day
    • Two-day

If you would like to book this workshop as an individual you can do so on our public workshop page.

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Don't waste your time and effort on running overblown meetings or courses which have no structure or clear objectives. Or worse still, resource-zapping meetings, workshops and events that have been hijacked by competing personalities who turn them into talking shops or a battle of wills, and a wasted opportunity for learning.

You can master the art of creative facilitation, and deliver inspiring learning events, run better meetings and deliver presentations which will capture the imagination and deliver your message effectively and succinctly. You can learn to manage groups effectively, bring them together and enable them to be the best they can.

Our Creative Facilitation workshops explore scientific and creative ways to engage audiences on an emotional, positive level. Delegates will gain skills in:

  • Communication and audience management with
  • Delivering information memorably
  • Motivating learners
  • Behaviour change
  • Creating content that resonates.

Creative facilitation benefits include:

Engaging your audience

We will share with you Scientific and innovative insight into how we access and absorb information, and the importance of emotional engagement in your role as a facilitator, trainer or learning guide.

Confidence, and delivering with passion

Using exercises and interactive theory, we will show you techniques that will help you lead sessions in a way that is confident and assertive while being aware of different personalities in the room and what individuals may need from a facilitator to fully engage and learn.

The learning process

People learn best when they experience a situation for themselves and can relate it to their life. Including discussions and activities within a learning session, encourages understanding. This workshop will teach you how implement learning, what motivates learners, and how to change behaviours.

Ideas and creating original content

The most effective way to learn and teach is to engage people emotionally. The brain works best when positive neuro-transmitters are firing. We will show you, as a facilitator or trainer, if you can help the brain fire through enjoyable and inspiring content – how emotional engagement gets better outcomes.
Teams will have a chance to perform a short presentation to the rest of the team to include what they have learnt and share something about their expertise. Each delegate will also receive electronic resources/links and further information to help them be great trainers and design great sessions going forward.

Call us on 0844 800 1701 or email Vicky for costs and to chat through how the creative facilitation workshop can help your organisation.

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Brilliant, great, fun… Never laughed so much on a training course… Engaging and thought provoking… Good fun, very memorable and great information that will definitely help back in the workplace.
East Cheshire Council
Great. The presenter really motivated everyone and has enthused them to already start using these techniques in their daily work. Many of the participants have raved about how much they enjoyed the course and how useful they found it.
Atkins, Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology

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CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE SKILLS WORKSHOP

Delivered in a dynamic, interactive style by experts in positive psychology and the neuroscience of learning.

This customer experience skills workshop helps you to design a customer experience programme that is liberating and exciting for managers, front line teams and most importantly customers. We tap into the latest research and weave it into our trademark laughter-filled delivery style, helping you to make your customer service effortless and fun.


  • Outcomes

    • Builds loyalty
    • Increases engagement
    • Improve Customer-experience
    • Reduces complaints
    • Happy teams & Customers
  • Suited to:

    • Managers
    • Leaders
    • All Teams
  • Delivered as:

    • Keynote
    • Two hour intro
    • Half or full-day
    • Transformation or training programme

When organisations mess up, there is no place to hide. Customer complaints can go viral and affect turnover catastrophically. In the age of social media bad customer service can make or break an organisation. People are no longer content to settle for a poor customer experience and have a choice of platforms from which to vent their spleens. Consequently, developing good customer experiences has never been more important.

Whether you are a bank, a restaurant chain, a retailer or a call centre, you need to connect with your customers and make sure they are on your side because one bad Amazon review or one-star TripAdvisor rating can ruin years of good practice. However, a great customer experience is not just about dealing with complaints. Organisations which excel at service through making the experience feel easy, fun and effortless build loyalty and customer engagement. Creating a positive, memorable customer experience through conversations as well as technology ensures return business and user satisfaction. It builds a relationship of trust and emotional connections between you and your customers. It also makes work life happier and healthier for your employees.

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Built on a solid theoretical basis, Laughology’s work with our customer service team was creative, successful, useful and huge fun. The style is warm, funny and highly engaging – Laughology really practices what it teaches.
Severn Trent Water
We understand the factors that make great customer service and experience and the psychological processes which builds trust and loyalty. This workshop helps you to design a customer experience programme that is liberating and exciting for managers, front line teams and most importantly customers. We tap into the latest research and weave it into our trademark laughter-filled delivery style, helping you to make your customer service effortless and fun.

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Experiential action-learning is used to help delegates refine new skills and embed them into their everyday working practice. 

Experiential, action learning works best when there are agreed assignments or a project to take back to everyday working practices.  For example the assignment may be; managers are encouraged to recognise, reward and celebrate success or a project such as organising and communicating a managers conference. 

This may also translate to a specific challenge a delegate has. At the start of each session – time is put aside to talk through challenge and to encourage peers to join in with supporting ideas to further forward the learning.  

Working with ‘live-issues’ in this way embeds learning and helps delegates use the new found skills in a safe way.  We also recommend organisations have ‘action-learning’ champions or facilitators for greater success of action learning groups or sets.

  • Experiential action-Learning works on:
  • Real problems that are important yet workable
  • Diverse and creative problem-solving in a team or group
  • Procesess that promotes curiosity, inquiry, fun and reflection (lead by a learning consultant or champion)
  • Talk onverted into action and, ultimately, a solution
  • A commitment to learning.


The half day or full experiential action learning session includes:

Format:

How to set up successful learning sets

How to facilitate action learning

Positive enquiry questioning for increasing learning and thinking

Creating actions and action planning in groups

Helping shift responsibility from the facilitator to the group

Creating a culture for action learning


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Laughology lunchtime sessions - Keeping your team happy

A great way to get your team motivated and ready to take on the year ahead is to get them thinking positively and feeling good about where they work.
 
Our ‘Laughter at Lunchtime’ session is the perfect antidote.
 
We know that employee well-being and morale is directly tied to productivity – stressed and dissatisfied staff are less productive while happy employees get more done.  

Creating a healthy, happy work environment is the best way to boost employee morale and increase attendance.
 
In this fun 45 minute to one hour session your team will learn:

  • Top tips and techniques to get motivated and motivate teams
  • Tangible take-aways to feel better and in control
  • Ways to de-stress and have fun
  • An introduction to positive psychology and the neuroscience of happiness
  • Tips to encourage positive laughter for increasing engagement

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Training workshop for organisations

LAUGHTER AND LEARNING @ LUNCHTIME

The laughter and learning sessions are structured to fit into your team meetings, events, away-days and staff workshops. They are an effective way to get your team motivated and thinking positively and feeling good about where they work.

  • Suited to:

    • Managers
    • Leaders
    • All Teams
  • Delivered as:

    • 45 minute session

Laughter and Learning @ Lunchtime sessions are fun-packed 45-minute bite-sized versions of our popular full-fat conference keynotes. You can select one for each Laughter and Learning session you book.

Our Laughter and Learning Learning sessions will:

  • boost morale and employee well being

  • creating a healthy, happy work environment

  • entertain and deliver a key message

We are renowned in the business for our entertaining and refreshingly different delivery style. When we deliver keynotes, conferences and event facilitation, we bring proceedings to life with fun, interaction and improvisation.

We will engage your audience to think differently, debate and learn using creative dialogue techniques. The sessions are fun and a great way to get people involved and bring your event to life.

They are delivered by our team of presenters who have a background in stand-up comedy, psychology and business and learning.  Who will deliver fascinating insights and memorable moments - with guaranteed laughter.

You can select one subject for each Laughter and Learning session you book

PEOPLE COMMUNICATION AND INFLUENCE

Conference keynotes for business and organisations

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50 SHADES OF GREY MATTER

Conference keynotes for business and organisations

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THE UNCONSCIOUS AND CONSCIOUS MIND

Conference keynotes for business and organisations

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FLIP: HUMOUR AS A THINKING SKILL

Conference keynotes for business and organisations

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GROWTH MINDSET

Conference keynotes for business and organisations

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NEGOTIATION AND THINKING SKILLS

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THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS FOR ORGANISATIONS

Conference keynotes for business and organisations

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LAUGHTER AS A PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT TOOL

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Call Vicky to book your Laughter and Learning @ Lunchtime session

0844 800 1701

Or use the contact form at the bottom of this page

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The session was very good, interesting, engaging and funny.  Good visuals, some nice take aways and the right balance between science and practical demo’s. We loved it so much we have booked another laughter and learning sessions for our staff.

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Learning and development workshops

We are chuffed to announce that Laughology L&D workshops are now open to the public

Laughology delivers learning and development workshops and programmes to organisations throughout the UK. But for some of you, that's not enough. You asked us if we ever run public workshops outside of the workspace. Well, now we do.

Over the last few months, we have been working our little socks off to develop a number of our commissioned L&D workshops, so they can be delivered in smaller venues with more delegate interaction and learning.

Enjoy! And let us know if you have any thoughts or suggestions. More workshops to follow soon

Creative Facilitation Skills

1 day learning and development workshop

This workshop will teach you to become a facilitation 'Ninja'. We will show you how to lead inspiring learning events, productive meetings and motivational presentations.

Our workshops are delivered by expert trainers who have experience as award-winning comedians, international motivational speakers and business consultants. We cover content including creating a great PowerPoint, dealing with difficult questions, effective storytelling, language techniques, body language, image and presence and turn you into a confident master communicator.

Creative facilitation workshop includes:

  • Engaging your audience

    Scientific and innovative insight into how we access and absorb information. The importance of emotional engagement in your role as a facilitator/trainer/learning guide.
  • Confidence, faking it and delivering with passion

    Using exercises and interactive theory, delegates will be given techniques to help them lead sessions in a way that is confident and assertive while being aware of different personalities in the room and individuals may need from a facilitator to fully engage and learn.
  • The learning process

    People learn best when they experience a situation for themselves and can relate it to their life. Including discussions and activities within a learning session, encourages understanding. As well as this having a clear understanding of what to do next to implement learning, motivates learners to do things differently or change behaviours. Therefore, having a process to ensure delegates have tangible takeaways as well as developing a personalised, fun and original ways to check objectives have been met will embed learning further.
  • Creative facilitation, ideas and creating original content

    We know the most effective way to learn and teach is to engage people emotionally. The brain works best when positive neuro-transmitters are firing. Therefore, as a facilitator or trainer if you can help the brain fire through enjoyable and inspiring content – you will get better outcomes. It’s simple the brain is drawn to things it enjoys, it creates stronger neuro-connections which mean the information is stored and retrieved better. Delegates will gain insights into best practice for creating content in a way that does this.

    Teams will have a chance to perform a short (max 7 mins for each small group –) presentation to the rest of the team to include what they have learnt and share something about their expertise.

    Each delegate will also receive electronic resources/links and further information to help them be great trainers and design great sessions going forward.

DATE & VENUE

LONDON

The Grosvenor Hotel, 101 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, London SW1W 0SJ

6th Dec 2019

PRICE

Standard

£495 + VAT

BOOK YOUR PLACE

This creative facilitation workshop is also available as a commissioned workshop.

Find out more on the Laughology public workshops page

Course facilitator is Kerry Leigh

Kerry is a professional comedian and compere and was the child star of the Operation board game TV ads

Find out more about Kerry Leigh

Liberty Living

Wendy Garrett

The presenter was great, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very funny. I gained a lot from the workshop which will help me to deliver stats in a more engaging way, how to be and feel more confident when you're not, and to know It's OK not to know the answers to your audiences’ questions.

Atkins, Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology

Great. The presenter really motivated everyone...Many of the participants have raved about how much they enjoyed the course and how useful they found it.

Hull University

Kate Jude

The presenter was knowledgeable, relaxed style, funny and engaging. It will help me stimulate group discussions by using some of the tools and technique.

The Food People

Lizzie

The most important things I gained from the course was how to engage the audience through storytelling, the importance of group discussions and developing confidence in facilitation. The facilitator was really engaging and a great example of an engaging facilitator.

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Training workshop for organisations

Menopause awareness at work training workshop

The Laughology menopause workshop tackles the issues of menopause at work head-on. It enables organisations to start the menopause debate in an open, engaging, non-threatening and fun way.

  • Outcomes

    • reduced absenteeism
    • increased well-being
    • improved organisation and working practices
  • Suited to:

    • managers
    • leaders
    • individual team members
  • Delivered as:

    • 60 to 90-minute interactive awareness session

Occupational health and menopause awareness in the workplace

'The change’ as an issue affecting a large proportion of the workforce. However, it is still considered a taboo subject by many businesses. Women comprise approximately half (47 percent) of the UK’s workforce.

About 3.5 million are aged 50 and over. 10% of women quit their jobs because of their menopause experience and many others suffer in silence because they feel it is not a subject to be broached - occupational health issues for older workers in general, and older women workers in particular, have often been ignored - or that they will not be taken seriously.

Thousands of female workers experience key menopause symptoms such as:

  • hot flushes
  • irregular periods
  • mood swings
  • anxiety
  • poor memory

Businesses have traditionally been squeamish about addressing issues raised by the menopause. However, as the UK workforce ages, the discussion must open up.

Menopause workshop

The Laugholoy menopause workshop tackles the issues head-on and allows businesses to start the menopause debate in an open, engaging, non-threatening and fun way.

It helps men and women talk openly and honestly about the challenges menopause presents. It addresses misconceptions and provides information on the workplace implications of the process, covering areas such as:

  • symptoms
  • the impact of hormone replacement therapy
  • gender misconceptions 

Most importantly it gives organisations the opportunity to think about support structures for their menopausal staff to allow them to continue to be engaged and productive team members.


Workshop Tone

Our workshops educate and inform about the challenges and myths around the menopause and investigate best practice on how to support people and help them continue effectively in their roles.

We have years of expertise in delivering workshops which address sensitive subjects in an engaging and fun way. Our unique approach promotes audience interaction and openness. It allows conversations to flow, questions to be asked and opinions to be challenged in a safe and non-judgemental forum.

Workshop Outline

The 60 to 90-minute interactive awareness session will help enhance thinking and highlight some of the challenges faced by women and men during menopause. It will investigate positive steps to help manage these.

The session will explore the neuroscience and biological science of menopause to helps managers, leaders, teams and individuals understand the condition and how it can be supported.
  • Sessions include

    • The science and neuroscience of brain and body changes during menopause
    • An understanding of the menopause and the challenges it presents
    • Exploration of practical communication to help women and men talk about the menopause
    • Exploration of psychological theories such as The Pygmalion effect[1] in relation to beliefs about gender abilities and working with older women
    • Coaching and thinking models to help promote positive decision making, reflective thinking and support
    • Insights into gender neuroscience and myths about the male and female brain
    • Q & A to address concerns, anxieties and uncertainties and to open up conversations
  • Aims

    The workshop will give a greater insight into the challenges and provide practical solutions to menopause. It allows for a greater understanding of how beliefs based on myth and culture can affect how we treat others and the impact this can have on well-being.

    It will deliver tangible, practical techniques for managers, leaders and individuals to enable positive behaviours that promote positive thinking and communication around the challenges of menopause.
  • Learning outcomes

    • An insight into how menopause impacts on women
    • An understanding of how to communicate sensitively about health issues relating to the menopause
    • Understanding conscious and subconscious judgements and the impact they have
    • Techniques for inclusivity and balance when decision-making
    • An understanding of the myths and facts of the male and female brain
    • An understanding of how projected beliefs about brain gender differences impact on empathy and behaviors
    • Practical ways to help enhance awareness and aid a more comfortable working environment for those affected by menopause
    • Suggested ways to expand learning and a commitment to change

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Watch Stephanie Davies, Laughology CEO, facilitate a 1-hour Menopause Awareness workshop for Burges Salmon

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‘I’m so grateful we are actually talking about this. What a great session. I learnt so much about myself.’ The course really helped our staff to talk about the menopause, a very taboo subject. Loved the approach 

West Midlands Police

‘The buzz following the workshops was fantastic and they went down so well, we’ve now secured extra funding from the PMAS to deliver some more.’

PMAS

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MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE TRAINING WORKSHOP

Laughology mental health at work training will empower business owners, managers and HR and occupational health departments, to improve mental health, happiness and wellbeing in the workplace.

Outcomes

  • Promoting positive behaviours
  • Stress prevention
  • Increasing happiness
  • Understanding mental illnesses and preventative measures
  • Recognising early signs and symptoms
  • Normalising conversations and developing a resilience toolkit
  • Reducing absenteeism and long-term sickness

Suited to:

  • Managers & HR
  • Leaders
  • All Teams

Delivered as:

  • Keynote
  • Two hour intro
  • Half or full-day
  • Transformation or training programme

Why it's important to promote wellbeing in the workplace?

There is still a huge stigma around mental illness and we need to banish it. We can only do this by raising awareness, normalising conversations and offering practical support to all employees.

Absenteeism, demotivation and low productivity

Absenteeism, demotivation and low productivity are all issues that arise when wellbeing is ignored and people are treated like cogs in a machine, rather than human beings. Negativity can infect organisations like a virus. And most of the time that’s because leaders have not paid enough attention to wellbeing.

Wellbeing impacts directly on your bottom line

Organisations have a duty of care to make sure their people are supported to be well and happy. Ignore this at your peril. Wellbeing deficient organisations struggle to retain good people, they lose time and resources through sickness and they become problematic and uncompetitive. Wellbeing impacts directly on bottom line. Research proves that higher levels of wellbeing result in contented, productive, creative workers who take fewer sick days, earn more and are valued highly.

Watch Kerry Leigh, one of the mental health workshop facilitators, talk about stress and mental health in the workplace.

Workshop Outline

The workshop will explore techniques to normalise conversations and listen and communicate non-judgementally. And will introduce positive interventions on sign-posting people to the right help and how to develop a resilience toolkit.

 

  • Morning Session

    Introductions and gentle ice breaker.

    Expectations: In small groups discuss and share expectations from the day, then with the whole group. Trainer to address and manage expectations.

    What is Mental Health? Free flow exercise untapping what we automatically think of when we hear OR read the words: ‘Mental Health’. Trainer to facilitate discussion re preconceptions, misconceptions and stigma.
    Introduce the ‘mental health continuum’.

    Common Mental Health Issues: Learn the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions, debunking myths along the way and including video testaments of lived experience and examples of positive portrayals.

    How to apply Mental Health First Aid: Introducing the MHFA acronym ALGEE:
    • Approach
    • Listen and communicate non-judgementally
    • Give support and information
    • Encourage the person to get help
    • Encourage other supports



  • Afternoon Session

    Owning it – what is YOUR role in the workplace – how can YOU help? Trainer to facilitate discussion and capture outcomes re taking responsibility as individuals and as an organisation.

    Introducing FLIP it Thinking for Resilience
    Focus
    Language
    Imagination
    Pattern-Breaking

    Trainer takes the group through each part of the FLIP it process using upbeat interactive exercises to illustrate how effective and immediate FLIP it thinking can be – our proven accessible Laughology toolkit that uses psychology and humour to help people cope in the moment and develop resilience.

    Review

    Review the day’s learning and make commitment to practice using the STOP / START / CONTINUE method.

    Close

Learning Outcomes include:
  • How to create a culture that supports people to talk and be open about their mental health and promote wellbeing
  • Having a greater awareness of how to spot mental health issues early on
  • Understanding positive interventions for sign-posting and helping people to get the help they need
  • Generate ideas for integrating mental health wellbeing into your workplace
  • To understand what preventions can be put in place to create a well working environment and individuals
  • An understanding of FLIP it thinking for managers and teams for resilience

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What is the difference between mental health and mental illness?

People increasingly talk about mental health and mental illness as interchangeable things. But they’re not. Just as we all have health, we all have mental health.

We can have good mental health, poor mental health or be somewhere in between at any given time. Mental illnesses are health conditions, which involve changes in our thinking, emotions or behaviours.

How are mental health and wellbeing related?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as ‘a state of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community’.

Why work with Laughology?

At Laughology, we understand human behaviour, feelings and motivation. Our expertise is delivering taboo and sensitive subjects and exploring issues in an engaging and fun way.

We use humour to break the ice and provide a platform which enables people to have frank, open conversations.

This session is an opportunity to seek out practical ideas which can be taken back to the workplace in order to create a supportive culture around mental health.

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The session was amazing. So funny, full of engaging, but also pertinent raising relevant, current issues and looking at how to address them. 

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Good session - Informative yet entertaining, on a serious topic.

I enjoyed yesterday’s session I found it to be both informative and enjoyable I thought Kerry was very good and encompassed the right amount of humour within the course subject to keep me engaged though out the duration

The course content was very good with the right mix of interaction, slides and videos

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