Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax

Arriving in Britain from the United States in 1977, Ruby Wax began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company.  She went on to write and perform in her own hugely popular television programmes for the BBC and Channel 4 and was Script Editor on all series of Absolutely Fabulous. She has also worked as a stand-up comedian.

She has a Masters degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from the University of Oxford and spoke at TEDGlobal. Ruby has become the poster girl for mental illness in the UK.

Ruby has been a prolific and prominent television personality, presenting BBC’s Ruby (1997-2002). The Ruby Wax Show (2002) and Ruby Wax’s Mad Confessions from Channel 4 in 2012.

Ruby regularly speaks of her keenness to normalize mental health by talking openly about it. She describes her experience of trying to keep anxieties under control, but finding out she simply couldn’t cope after becoming famous. Her show Sane New World revolves around the fact that one in four people suffer a mental health problem at some time in their lives.

Sane New World: Taming The Mind, Ruby’s non-fiction work on mental health and mindfulness, was published by Hodder on June 6th 2013 and is a Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller. The paperback was published in 2014. A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled was published 7th January 2016 by Penguin Life.

In 2017 Ruby appeared on BBC One’s Who Do You Think You Are?

“Ruby Wax was the latest celebrity to rummage around in her ancestry… what unfolded was a gut-punching story of Jewish persecution and mental illness.” – Michael Hogan for The Telegraph.

Ruby Wax @Rubywax

Mental breaks increase productivity, creativity and general good stuff. How do you help your brain rest? We should all do it more.
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It's Monday, shall we try some mindfulness together? It can help keep your mind health as you keep your body healthy. I'm not a yoga chick but I can see the value in adding mindfulness in to your usual exercise.

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#Favourite sentence of today's bit of reading: "If you treat yourself with #compassion and resist obeying your demanding thoughts, they become quiet." Something I really needed to hear/read as I've been struggling a bit. #mindfulness @Rubywax https://t.co/JGW5DwseKe

With ⁦@amandapalmer⁩ who’s got brains and beauty which really pisses me off ⁦@TEDTalks⁩ where everyone’s smart which really really pisses me off

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If you've experienced suicidal thoughts; have helped someone who was suicidal, or wanted to help someone but didn’t know what to do or say, we want to hear from you https://t.co/u9asA0jRzI

How has your week been? Have you been kind to yourself? What mindfulness hints and tips have worked for you recently? Let's learn together - I really want to hear from you (as does the cat)..

This is thought provoking - thinking about how we perceive emotions can make it easier to manage them.

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Summer is often a positive time for many with lots of exciting things to do, but for others, it can be daunting especially with the pressures of having to socialise a lot of the time.

We've put together some tips to help anyone suffering from social anxiety.

🎈We turn 70 today 🎂!! On our 70th birthday we want to thank you for your generosity, time, energy & passion for mental health.

💚 We are making a difference & I want to invite you to continue walking with us for the next 70 years. Thank you so much!" #ThursdayThoughts #MHF70

Edinburgh! I am coming for you for just seven days... https://t.co/apKaP9b8QD

It can be hard being a good friend to someone who is depressed. Be kind to them and yourself.

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Another reason to forgive America. They let you try things out in the shops

Thrilled to host @AmbitiousAutism's annual charity gala #NightofAmbition2019 in November this year. It helps to improve the lives of children and young people with autism across the UK / https://t.co/cEcZp6USQW / https://t.co/pExQxRVRnu / @TalkTalkGroup

Based on her bestselling book, @Rubywax new show How to Be Human answers every question you've ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion.

We are thrilled to announce that for our annual gala dinner, Night of Ambition 2019 in partnership with @TalkTalkGroup, will be hosted by the entertaining, inspiring and iconic @Rubywax! Find out more here: https://t.co/IbQtgBxlF9 #NightofAmbition2019 #charity #galadinner

Outrageously witty and smart, blending brilliant comedy and insightful life lessons, @Rubywax’s latest bestselling book ‘How To Be Human’ is the show you need to help you upgrade your mind.

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"What exactly is a neurotic loop? It is when folks get into a battle with their feelings that leaves them depleted, stressed, and feeling even more critical about themselves." Know what is it to name it and manage it.

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Mindfulness and kindness are really useful tools for your kids (kindness leads to self compassion which leads to greater resilience). Try this one this week?

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How are you? Tell me, what has been going on this week, and how have you kept yourself healthy and happy?
We are all working to just feel the best we can in any given moment - let's learn together.

This week’s Everyday People #Bookclub recommendation is ’Sane New World’ by @Rubywax She wrote this deliciously funny & poignant book to act as a manual for the mind so we don't become all consumed by the big questions of life #EverydayAction: Stop, & feel your feet on the ground