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

She's back! Join the incredible @RubyWax for her brand new show, How to Be Human. Tickets for her autumn tour are now on sale: #comedy

.@Rubywax has added more dates to her #HowToBeHuman Tour - tickets on sale now!

First time with our whole show (and some extra sneaky scenes) back in London this Sunday. Get tickets quick we’d love to see all the faces there. 🖖

Our bodies are incredible. How can we help everyone see that they have an amazing body?

High functioning depression is still depression - take care of yourself. x

"We all get addicted to dopamine. Just let me buy cushions at 2 in the morning it's all I have left." @Rubywax @Fearnecotton #happyplace podcast. Laughing so hard on tube 👏

On the 20th October, for one night only, we have @Rubywax with us at the theatre!

Take a look at this exclusive video below and click here to secure your tickets:

We all make mistakes, but what if struggling to let go of them is having a negative effect on our mood? @BlurtAlerts has some advice: #wellbeing #selfcare

"Being perfect every once in a while and internalizing it as an ongoing expectation is a surefire way to lose motivation, experience anxiety, and flame out. For most people in most’s better to aim for good..."

#kissgoodbyetomito my lips are green to promote awareness for mitochondrial disease -

My special guest on @BBCGlos this hour is @Rubywax who is appearing @CheltenhamTH @CheltenhamTrust with her show “How to be Human”...this Wednesday

Back from seeing @Rubywax at the theatre. If you get the chance to see this tour then do. I've learned so much tonight about human behaviour and brain function. No kidding. Ruby is joined for the 2nd half by a Monk and a Neuroscientist. I could have listened to them all night.

Do you commute by car? As it's Monday, I thought this might be useful for those of us who drive lots. Tell me if it is useful for you - let's learn together?

"Before you even start the engine, just take a minute or two to sit...”

I have a fan in Tesco’s god bless this woman

Do you know how to forgive someone? Forgiveness is important - for the forgiver more than the foregiven, perhaps

We’re back bitchez! on tour with my boyz #howtobehuman @aranpura @Gelong_Thubten

Can stress be good for you?
"stress is often explained as a ‘fight-or-flight response’. But what really affects our health and wellbeing are the more subtle, gradual and long-term influences from our social and physical environment..."
What do you think?

"Too many of us are scared of the words ‘suicide’ and ‘suicidal’, fearing that just by saying them we’ll do something wrong."

This #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, whether you are struggling yourself, or supporting someone who is, it's important to take some time to look after yourself and reach out if you need support. Whatever you're going through, we're here to listen #WSPD @NSPA_UK

🌍Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay. An important reminder that everyone can make a difference to others who have reached the point of wanting to end their lives🤝

💚The need for suicide prevention is as great as ever: