Laura Rigden
Laura Rigden

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Laura is an Australian born creative kook with an intense passion for all things science and wellbeing. With an academic background in Neuroscience (second major in Anatomy & Human Biology) and PostGraduate Psychology and a wealth of international experience in workplace wellbeing, she brings a grounded base of knowledge to life with humour and lived experiences.

Laura worked in a wide range of industries before moving into learning and development and wellbeing consultancy. Currently, Laura works with various clients from small start-ups to FTSE 100 companies providing Mental Health First Aid training and consultancy to help their people and their businesses thrive.

Laura worked in a wide range of industries in both injury management and prevention before organically moving into learning and development and wellbeing consultancy. She has seen positive and poor wellbeing and health in various different lenses and has a truly unique perspective. Currently, Laura works with various clients from small start-ups to FTSE 100 companies providing engaging wellbeing and Mental Health First Aid training and valuable, bespoke consultancy support, to help their people and, therefore businesses, thrive.

Specialising in:

Creative industry
Start-ups
Sport industry
Finance industry


Work Experience

Founder, Managing Director and Head Trainer of It's A Playground.

Coordinating Specialist, bespoke wellbeing programs.

Wellbeing and L&D Consultancy.

Motivational Speaker/ Panelist.

Psychological and Physical Injury Management and Prevention for different sectors including within the corporate world, for education, government water, higher education etc

Previously worked in rehabilitation management/case management, Strategy Advising and Learning and Development. Prior/during University - worked for over a decade in the hospitality industry (in various roles) as well as dabbling in areas such as music and as a suba-diving assistant (that was pretty amazing).


Qualifications

Bachelor of Neuroscience (with a double Major in Anatomy and Human Biology) - University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Psychology - University of Sydney, NSW

Mental Health First Aid Facilitator for England and Australia in adult training


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