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

I'm going to be talking about mental health with the @loosewomen today at 12.30 - join us?

I'm going to be talking about @FrazzledCafe at the #websci20 conference tmrw am -

I'm doing an exclusive one hour event online this Friday to support my amazing Frazzled Cafes. You can join us - tickets are available here:

I'm doing an hour long show online to support @FrazzledCafe on Friday - join us? Tickets here:

Maybe now would be a good time to take a self compassion break?

"Self-Compassion Break
This exercise can be used any time of day or night and will help you remember to evoke the three aspects of self-compassion in the moment you need it most."

Hey - how are you? How are you feeling today, and how has your week been? Have you been kind to yourself as well as others - and how have you managed the highs and lows?

Here are some resources collated by young people for young people. They might be useful for you, or for someone you know.

What is resilience, and why are some of us more resilient than others?

Thanks to @FrazzledCafe, we were able to refer some patients to their free virtual cafes. Set up by @Rubywax, it offers peer support for anyone feeling stressed...and it's just a great way to get support and socialise during lockdown 🌈

I'm going to be chatting to the @loosewomen on Wednesday 8th July at 12.30pm on ITV about all things mental health during these uncertain times - let me know if you see it?

I've recorded a birthday song to my hero @DalaiLama for his 85th Birthday on July 6th. I hope he likes it as we've shared a joke or two in the past.

Round off your day with a supportive and non-judgemental #FrazzledCafe meeting!

We have spaces available this evening in our smaller groups, or in a larger meeting, hosted by @Rubywax.

Book a spot here:

These people are doing great stuff:

"Our mission is to support in making mental health topics relevant and accessible for all black people in the U.K." click through to access their help or support their work.

The #FrazzledCafe meeting schedule for this week is now live!

We've got a mix of meetings available, including larger groups with @Rubywax, smaller groups with our #FrazzledCafe facilitators and informal 'break-out' style groups.

Book your spot here:

Nice to talk to @theststyle this weekend about uncertainty in these uncertain times

Sleep can be elusive but is increasingly recognised as important for our wellbeing. If you struggle to fall asleep, or even to stay asleep, you might like these tips on using guided meditation.

Memories from this day last year. Stabbed by a cigar on first night of our tour with @Rubywax and @aranpura

How's it going? What's new for you this week, and how have you felt about it? Have you used mindfulness or any other tools to keep on an even keel?

#FrazzledCafe every day 1-4 have mental illness - this is for 3 in 4 who are frazzled -a safe space to be heard and feel human connection

I'm just going to leave this here for you - my new book is ready to pre-order. It's about shoots of hope and good news - things we all really need right now.