Simon's first guest is writer, performer, comedian, and the 'poster girl for mental health' Ruby Wax OBE. Since her groundbreaking show 'Losing It' in 2011 which focused on her mental health issues, Ruby has written three best-selling books on mental health and wellbeing. She holds a master's degree in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy from Oxford University and is currently touring the country with her latest show How to be Human.
In the comfort of her beautiful home in West London, Simon and Ruby discussed her interesting career, the pros and cons of social media, how Ruby manages her own mental health, and the power of comedy to discuss serious issues. A fascinating and entertaining start to our Just About Coping journey.
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More on Ruby:
Frazzled Cafe: frazzledcafe.org
How to Be Human: The Manual: amazon.co.uk/How-Be-Human-Ruby-Wax/dp/024129472X
Ruby's Tour: rubywax.net/tour
More on Simon: twitter.com/Simonablake
Simon Blake OBE is the Chief Executive of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England. His mission is to improve the mental health of the nation and help build an inclusive and society where attitudes and behaviours around mental health are normalised. Simon received an OBE in 2011, is Deputy Chair at Stonewall, and enjoys running, equestrian eventing, and walks with his dog.
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Full transcript: mhfaengland.org/mhfa-centre/just-about-coping/ruby-wax
MHFA England: mhfaengland.org
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