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

You might be looking for advice on taking care of your mental health at the moment, times are hard for all of us - have a look at the info from @MindCharity at

How's it going friends? Tell me, are you being kind to yourself in these extraordinary times. What has been good this week? How have you worked to manage the hardest bits?

How's your sleep? It would be entirely normal for it to be disrupted at the moment.
Try these - conscious breathing can help most things.

Please watch my interactive video on YouTube channel HealthFlix website - you can find me along with 100 world experts on combating stress, and staying healthy

One of my favorite M interviews for Bedtime Stories with @Rubywax. It’s everything. #madonna

So proud I made them...

This is all great advice here. I like "Make time every day to reflect on what went well. It's important to recognise your successes and the things you are grateful for, no matter how small. "

Our virtual #FrazzledCafe meetings this evening, and Thursday are now fully booked, but there's still a chance to join the waiting list here: #wellbeing #virtual

And breathe.

Tell me, what's been a small moment of joy for you today? Let's think about the good, even just for a moment.

We have two more virtual #FrazzledCafe meetings coming up this week.

Led by @Rubywax, come share what's going on for you, and support others! Book your spot here: #COVID2019uk #lockdown #StayHome

Take a moment today to notice how your feet feel...

"Find a quiet spot, by a window preferably. Phone, electronics, and watch out of sight; you have a mindful minute to spare. Do not close your eyes today. Not just yet anyway...’

I’ve learned a new skill how to make pancakes. If you have also found a new skill or talent please post results.

Here's a qu for you - as we start to think about another week of distancing, wd you like me to keep finding tips & articles about how to manage during CV19 pandemic, or wd you rather read things unrelated so that you can forget about it all for a bit? How can I help you most?

How are you feeling today? Take a moment to think about it. Have you been good to yourself this week?

It might sound simple, but controlled breathing can help you feel calmer and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Take a moment to practice and breathe with the shape.

Find out some other things that might help you cope if you're struggling

A little bit of extra mindfulness this week might be helpful for some of us. This is a good one to try while staying at home.

The @frazzledcafe scheme has gone virtual. for obvious reasons - you can book a spot here. Hope to see you on a screen soon. Let's work together to be less frazzled right now.

Fuelling the fear by friends sending you hourly death tolls or the news made to purely scare the crap out of you, can also destroy you

We have no idea about anything in the future - we only know how to worry about it