Corporate & Community Pop Up Play

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The idea of Pop Up Play is to bring adults back to the pure enjoyment of child-like play for the sake of play... our games and play activities range from 'Pin the Tail on the Donkey' to 'Pass the Parcel' to 'Finger Painting' and for the more adventurous 'Twister'.

The aim of these games is to play without winning or losing being a factor.
It's about the chance to experience something different that most of us left behind in childhood.

“Life is more fun if you play games.” ...Roald Dahl | My Uncle Oswald

To find out more about corporate or community pop up play click the picture to take you to the relevant section...

Why is Corporate Pop Up Play So Important?

  • $12 billion in productivity in Australian workplace is lost annually due to mental health issues
  • There are more mental health work related claims than musculo-skeletal claims made in Australian work places
  • 1 in 4 Australians are predicted to have an experience of episodic depression in their lives



Resilience is a key factor in health and effectiveness in the workplace. A plethora of pressures are experienced by people everyday...
and this is where Corporate Pop Up Play acts to release the pressure valve before it bursts.
There is continually mounting evidence supporting the impact of positive psychology, play and creativity in managing stress, anxiety and depression in the workplace. Businesses in Australia lose $12 billion annually in lost productivity due to mental health related issues and there are now more mental health workcover claims than muscular-skeletal claims.

Pop Up Play in the Workplace

Group based Pop Up Play events are tailored to meet your organisation's needs. Sessions may include, and are not limited to:

  • an activity and introduction to unconscious bias
  • a range of child-like play activities for adults
  • group debriefing on activities
  • frank and open conversation about the experience of depression (see the Bounce Forward page for our definitions on depression vs feeling depressed)
  • the development of a personal 'Bounce Forward' Strategy List
  • the opportunity to run a public Pop Up Play event designed by participants with resources they can access to build on the "Pay it Forward' principle


To book a Pop Up Play session or to find out more please contact Jacqui at jacqui@jacquichaplin.com or call +61 (0)412 741 531.

One-to-One Personalised or Small Group Pop Up Play for Senior Executives

One-to-One Personalised or Small Group Pop Up Play for Senior Executives is all about getting senior managers and leaders out of their 'known zones' and into the 'unknown', or unremembered, zone of child-like play. This is about exploring their responses to play such as feeling silly or wasting time doing things that are beneficial to their mental health and well being.

One-to-One Personalised or Small Group Pop Up Play for Senior Executives may include, and is not limited to:

  • an activity and introduction to unconscious bias
  • a range of child-like play activities for adults
  • group debriefing on the activity
  • frank and open conversation about the experience of depression and it's impact on productivity (see the Bounce Forward page for our definitions on depression vs feeling depressed)
  • the development of a personal 'Bounce Forward' Strategy
  • the opportunity to run a public Pop Up Play event designed by participants with resources they can access to build on the "Pay it Forward' principle


To book a Pop Up Play session or to find out more please contact Jacqui at jacqui@jacquichaplin.com or call +61 (0)412 741 531.

All work and no play makes Jack a very boring boy!

Being interested and interesting makes for more resilient people who can more effectively handle the multitude of challenges and complexities that executives are faced with.

Pop Up Play Breaks

Pop Up Play Breaks can be scheduled for Morning Tea, Lunch Breaks or Afternoon Tea times. These Pop Up Play Breaks can be from 15-60 minutes in duration. Participants may come and go as they please during the allocated time. These events can be delivered and treated as surprises with short advice lead times or they can be organised as regularly scheduled events during each year to release the pressure valve. Alternatively they could also be offered to staff at the completion of a major project or at the end of peak periods.
To book a Pop Up Play session or to find out more please contact Jacqui at jacqui@jacquichaplin.com or call +61 (0)412 741 531.

Planned Pop Up Play Half Days

Alternately, your company might prefer longer, one-off or regularly scheduled, purposeful Planned Pop Up Play Half Days for a whole morning or afternoon session.
These sessions can be delivered as rewards and celebrations or as a special thank you at the end or a launch or a project.
These Half Days may include, and are not limited to:

  • an activity and introduction to 'unconscious bias'
  • several child like play activities for adults
  • group debriefing on the activities focused on the benefits for their personal and/or professional life
  • frank and open conversation about the experience of depression and it's impact on productivity (see the (see the Bounce Forward page for our definitions on depression vs. feeling depressed)
  • the development of a personal 'Bounce Forward' Strategy
  • the opportunity to run a public Pop Up Play event designed by participants with resources they can access to build on the "Pay it Forward' principle


To book a Pop Up Play session or to find out more please contact Jacqui at jacqui@jacquichaplin.com or call +61 (0)412 741 531.


Conference & Event Based Pop Up Play is also available for conferences or off-site planning days to break up the intensity of content or strategic sessions.

Why is Community Pop Up Play So Important?

Pop Up Play for community groups is a valuable team building opportunity as well as an opportunity to just get together and have some wonderful child-like fun. Child-like play allows adults to turn that inner critic off inside their head for a while and remember a time when all that mattered was the game or toy or activity that was right in front of them.

As with the Corporate offers we make the same offers for community groups tailored to the needs and the aims of introducing play in to your group, association or committee.

To book a Pop Up Play session or to find out more please contact Jacqui at jacqui@jacquichaplin.com or call +61 (0)412 741 531.

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