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

Did I tell you @Rubywax is doing Take 5 this week?

An icon. A hero. And has just published the perfect workbook for the times.

Friday at 10am on @DoubleJRadio, Ruby Wax shares her survivor songs.

So happy to see the full bodies of so many people after a year of only seeing top halves.

At @CheltLitFest I was asked how to do mindfulness by a few people, well, I'm giving a six-week course on - so no excuses, just do it.

Free tickets are available now for @GoodGriefFest 30/31 October. The ‘virtual festival of love and loss’ is made up of 30 events that explore the universal human experience of #grief with guests including @Rubywax, @RobGMacfarlane and more

I'm performing live @cheltfestivals this weekend so you should come as now I can see you in the flesh for the first time - tickets are still available!

Love @beatieedney ‘s reading of @neilhimself poem Dark Sonnet.

Rupert and I still very much in love now as we were 20 years ago.

I'm going to start a mental health tips thread for the Crypto Community.

First off, I'm not a fan of the phrase 'Mental Health' as it implies one must be "mental" to suffer from depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD etc. So I'm going to steal the phrase 'Brain Health' from @Rubywax

Great thread from @Rubywax on #mindfulness & love her ideas & tips. “Thoughts aren’t facts. They can’t hurt you unless you buy into them…” 💭 “You can’t stop the waves but you learn to surf them” 🌊🏄 #MentalHealthMatters #MenopauseAwarenessMonth

I'm performing live @cheltfestivals this weekend so you should come as now I can see you in the flesh for the first time - tickets are still available!

The wonderful @Rubywax visited us at Bay 20 to deliver a One Community mindfulness workshop, and we absolutely loved her! @cate_latto @DrGarethJ @Faye_RiceMH

On Friday 8 October, the @1CommunityCNWL crew (thaks @cate_latto ) at Bay 20 were delivered a mindfulness workshop from comedian, interviewer and mental health advocate, @Rubywax ! @cnwlnhs -

For those of you who signed up for my Mindfulness Course, I am hosting an intimate LIVE Q&A to talk a little more about the course and answer any questions you might have on a video chat.
I love doing Q&As and getting to know people, and I'm very excited to talk to you all.


The one and only @RubyWax takes to the #EffWorks stage next to deliver a keynote on the power – and effectiveness of humour.

Maddy and I are almost identical.

I don’t know where the blonde, blue-eyed person behind me came from, rumour has it I’m the mother.

I don’t recall.

Teaching mindfulness to my tribe - thanks for having me @cate_latto and @1CommunityCNWL

Happy #DayOfTheGirl

@GillianA @jenniferdnadel @CompInPolitics #wewomen #compassion @Rubywax @JuliaGillard #GillianAnderson

Rupert Everett and I got engaged last night and this is our first breakfast after a night of love.

It's #WorldMentalHealthDay and coincidentally it's also the month the nights start to draw in and the clocks go back. The change in seasons can be a real shift mentally for some of us, and it's important we take stock of how we're feeling both physically and mentally.

Love Ruby so much. And this article is SO GOOD AND SO TRUE. "Awareness" is a mixed blessing
‘The Government doesn’t even seem to discuss the difference between national malaise and serious mental illness,’ says Ruby Wax. ‘It’s like the difference between having acne and cancer’