FLIP it at the University of East London
Making the transition from full-time education to the wonderful world of work can be tricky. Recent research suggests that children who play Mary and Joseph in their school nativity will go on to be more content and higher-earning in the workplace than, for example, an angel or a donkey.
As there will only ever be a limited number of lead roles in the Christmas play, more and more educational institutions are looking at other ways to equip their students with skills which promote positive thinking, realistic happiness and good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Over the past couple of years, Laughology has worked with Bristol, Cambridge, Coventry and Oxford universities, to name but a few. And, in November, Sarah Creegan facilitated our first Laughology session in conjunction with the Centre for Student Success at the University of East London.
The session was a two-hour interactive twilight entitled 'FLIP It Thinking - skills for resilience, feeling good and getting on at work.' It was funded by ring-fenced money for mental health awareness, extremely well-attended and very well-received.
So, if you work in further or higher education, and not every one of your young people was a Mary or a Joseph as a child, how will you give them the best chance to flourish in the workplace?
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