We were thrilled to welcome the amazing Ruby Wax to Good Grief! From the Royal Shakespeare Company to primetime TV; from a master’s degree in mindfulness based cognitive therapy from Oxford University to best-selling author; from interviewing the president who shall not be named to delivering a ground-breaking TED Talk. And from a mental health campaigner to being awarded an OBE for services to mental health.
Ruby’s brought the same mould-breaking establishment questioning and pioneering energy to everything she’s done.
She is also a Visiting Professor in the School of Mental Health Nursing at the University of Surrey as well as holding an Honorary Doctorate from the School of Psychology from The University of East London and University of Staffordshire. She has also been awarded a City Lit Lifetime Fellowship, and was recently appointed Chancellor of Southampton University.
In the field of mental health, Ruby’s brought support for mental health to a whole new audience discussing complex neurological theory in an accessible and often hilarious way but always with a serious point that we need to reframe the conversation and remove the stigma that mental health illness still carries. Ruby helps us understand how we can take control of our overstressed and over critical minds.
Ruby was in conversation with Good Grief stalwart Julia Samuel MBE, one of the UK’s leading psychotherapists, podcast host and author of the bestselling books This Too Shall Pass and Grief Works.