Finding your Funny

Finding Your Funny presented a unique opportunity for people in stable recovery to attend a six day workshop created by established theatre company Spymonkey. 

Building from the belief that laughter is the best tonic to overcome hardships and move forward, the programme encouraged participants to build confidence and creativity, by engaging in games, improvisation, writing and music.


Finding Your Funny challenged participants to find out what makes each person uniquely funny. In doing this they were able to:

  • Try new skills and performance techniques

  • Build trust and confidence

  • Explore new creative outlets


How does it support long term recovery?

Through their involvement with the project, participants gain countless benefits on a personal level. These include:

  • increased confidence

  • learning to laugh at themselves

  • life skills

  • a more optimistic outlook for the future

Phoenix Futures is a registered charity in England and Wales (No 284880) and in Scotland (No SCO39008); Company Limited by Guarantee Number 1626869; Registered Provider of Social Housing with Homes England (H3795).