• £1,075.00 - 2 hour session
  • £1225.00 - half day
  • £1620.00 - full day

Offer ends 31st March 2019. Up to 25 delegates. 15% management fee, plus travel and VAT

Training workshop for organisations

Mental Health First Aid Awareness in the Workplace

This mental health in the workplace workshop will empower your leaders and employees to better understand workplace mental health and how to spot the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions.


  • Understanding mental illnesses and preventative measures
  • Recognising early signs and symptoms
  • How to normalise conversations and develop a resilience toolkit
  • Reduce absenteeism and long-term sickness

Suited to:

  • Managers & HR
  • Leaders
  • All Teams

Delivered as:

  • Two hour intro
  • Half or full-day
  • Transformation or training programme
Mental Health in the workplace

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

We know early intervention is key to helping prevent any crisis in mental health. Spotting the early signs of developing mental health issues not only reduces absenteeism and long-term sickness but in compassionate organisations where employees feel valued and understood people and businesses flourish.

Whilst we as individuals need to take responsibility for our own mental health, there is an increasing emphasis on the role that employers and organisations can play too. Workplaces have a duty to enable HR, managers and leaders to have the right skills to positively identify and signpost to the right support.

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 enabling 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.

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

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


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

We're feeling the love!

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

CIPD Gibraltar branch

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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