Ruby Wax is an American actress, comedian, mental health campaigner, psychotherapist, lecturer, and author.
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.We'd love to know what you think so far! If you could take a moment to rate and review wherever you get your podcasts we would very much appreciate your feedback. You can do this on most platforms including:Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherTuneInDon't forget to get involved on social media using #JACPodcast!More on Ruby:Frazzled Cafe: frazzledcafe.orgHow to Be Human: The Manual:'s Tour: on 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.More on #JACPodcastFull transcript: England: mhfaengland.orgEmail:
The transition from comedian to psychotherapist is not an obvious one, but Ruby Wax has never been predictable. In this fascinating interview with Fearne, she discusses how she made the leap, the science behind mindfulness... and why we should be ready for the coming of artificial intelligence. Thanks to the sponsors of this episode, Sweaty Betty, who are offering 20% OFF their entire collection (including their Power Leggings) if you go to
Adam talks with comedian, writer and recipient of an OBE for services to mental health, Ruby Wax, about panel show terror, awkward interviews and dealing with depression. Ruby also strongly objects to Adam's choice of gift.Thanks to Séamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support and to Anneka Myson for additional editing.Music and jingles by Adam BuxtonRELATED LINKSRUBY WAX: HOW TO BE HUMAN TOUR DATES 2019 CAFÉ & JIM CAREY & O.J. SIMPSON & CARRIE FISHER & DONALD TRUMP & SANDRA BERNHARD TALKS TO JO BRAND McGOWAN AND RONNI ANCONA AS RUBY & LOUIS THEROUX GLEN WILSON 1999 GUARDIAN ARTCILE LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE VIDEO ADAM BUXTON APP BUXTON DVD/DOWNLOAD @ GO FASTER STRIPE  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Marian is joined by comedian and author Ruby Wax.
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Apr 19th, 1953
London Borough of Hillingdon, England, United Kingdom
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2 hours, 55 minutes