I have been facilitating stand-up comedy workshops since 2014 and am comfortable providing these in a variety of mental health contexts. This could be within the intimate confines of an established women only peer support group, at both indoor and outdoor festival events open to anyone wishing to attend or as part of a larger more formally structured programme, such as a residential weekend, conference or training day. In 2019 I began delivering short stand-up comedy courses within a more general adult education context.

Some participant feedback

“Kym Winstanley’s approach was excellent. Great exercises. She is a skilled facilitator.”
Mind in Camden My Story, Your Story, Whose Story? training day.

“The comedy class today gave me a different way to deal with negative emotions and situations; to turn the hate into love.”
Clean Break Emotional Health and Well Being event

“Your method of delivery is very useful at getting to the core issues that we all suffer from and enables us to be honest with our deeper issues.”
Learning, Transforming, Technique residential weekend at Create Ahh, West Wales.

“What a wonderful way to deal with my addictions, my emotions, my everyday life.”
Clean Break Emotional Health and Well Being event

“It was belly laughs! I realised how much untapped humour there is in all of us.”
Beginners Stand-up Comedy Course with Orb at Blackfriars Settlement.