Can using humour at work improve mental health?

May 5, 2021

Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce is recognising Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 with an event to start conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it.

Across the Cambridgeshire business community, the impact of COVID-19 on employee’s mental health, and indeed the impact on the resilience of leaders, cannot be underestimated. On Wednesday 12 May an expert on humour and leadership, Dr Vanessa Marcié, will join the Chamber for a free online event entitled ‘Building Resilience Through Humour’.

Dr Marcié, is the founder and CEO of Leading With Humour, an innovative consulting firm that helps executives to harness the power of humour in their change management strategies. She is an international speaker and pioneer of theories of change through humour, bridging entertainment, business and academia. The event is the first in a series of events provided by Inspiring Women, the business women’s sector group within the Chamber.

“Vanessa is an outstanding speaker who will be helping attendees understand how resilience is built through humour, learn strategies to start building resilience and discover how to predict resiliency in people through their sense of humour,” says Simone Robinson, Chair of the Inspiring Women group and Regional Director for The Oakridge Centre.

“We encourage those wishing to raise their awareness of mental health and resilience to join the session and enjoy learning more about the power of humour.”

Dr Vanessa Marcié is familiar with the Cambridgeshire business landscape as she is a Cambridge Wo + Men’s Leadership Center Associate.

For more information regarding the ‘Building Resilience Through Humour’ event on Wednesday 12 May please click here.

Mental Health Awareness Week (10–16 May 2021) is an annual event initiated by the Mental Health Foundation 21 years ago.