Ruby Wax

Outstanding Comedian, Author of Sane New World & Ambassador for Mind and Sane

  • Former President of Relate and Ambassador of Mind and Sane
  • Fronted her own TV Shows, including Ruby Wax Goes Dutch, Don’t Miss Wax, The Full Wax, Ruby Wax Meets… and Ruby Wax’s Mad Confessions
  • Ruby Wax Meets… was Nominated for a BAFTA
  • Edited BBC’s Absolutely Fabulous’ Script
  • Appointed Visiting Professor in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Surrey
  • Graduated from the University of Oxford with a Master’s Degree in Cognitive Therapy
  • Earned a Postgraduate in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent’s College
  • Published Sane New World, How Do You Want Me, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, How to be Human and Now For the Good News
  • Awarded an OBE for her Services to Mental Health

Discover Ruby Wax’s biography of published work below.

And Now For The Good News
And Now For The Good News
How to Be Human: The Manual
How to Be Human: The Manual
Sane New World: Taming the Mind
Sane New World: Taming the Mind

When Ruby Wax is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Improving Communication
Human Behaviour
Psychological Functioning
Mindfulness
Overcoming Adversity

Outstanding comedian turned mental health advocate, Ruby Wax OBE is considered to be one of the world’s most influential wellbeing speakers. She has supplied countless transformative speeches, including her popular 2012 TED Talk, where she discussed the many faces of stress, anxiety and depression. In 2015, the same year that she received her OBE, she was appointed Visiting Professor in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Surrey, before being appointed Chancellor of the University of Southampton in 2019. Ruby teaches business leaders how to recognise symptoms of burnout in their staff, and supplies techniques for improving workplace wellbeing.

Ruby has written several self-help books and memoirs on mental health, including And Now for the Good News, How to Be Human and A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, a number bestseller. Her published work helps readers to be kinder to their minds, and value the small victories in life. After noting the need for accessible relationship counselling, Ruby was appointed President of Relate. She is also an ambassador for Mind and Sane, a patron of the British Neuroscience Association, and has managed open sessions for mental health sufferers to tell their stories.

Following her diagnosis of depression, Ruby graduated with a Master’s Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She went on to earn a postgraduate in psychotherapy and counselling, the knowledge from which features in her Sunday Times bestseller and theatre show, Sane New World: Taming the Mind. As a comedian, Ruby combines humour and thought-provoking discussion of mental health to resonate with audiences, evidenced through her debut show, Losing It. Her transformative impact is credited to Ruby’s extensive career in entertainment, which includes such appearances as The Full Wax and The Ruby Wax Show.

As the confessed “poster girl for mental health”, Ruby Wax tours the globe with her valuable insight. She supplies transformative corporate training workshops and keynote speeches, which breaks down the challenging topic of mental health with bold confidence. Ruby herself has experienced poor mental health throughout her life, adding to the authenticity and relatability of her speeches. Improve the emotional wellbeing of your workplace, with a qualified, highly experienced mental health advocate like Ruby Wax.

Official Testimonials

Ruby Wax is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“The Summit was a fantastic success; Ruby went down a storm.”

Jessie, Hogan Lovells

“Ruby Wax spoke with passion, amazing depth of knowledge and, of course, great humour about the pressures and pitfalls of the human mind.  She was incredibly well received by all who attended.  I would definitely recommend Ruby for any event where mindfulness and mental health are a priority.”

Emma, HSBC

To enquire about Ruby Wax for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@mentalhealthspeakers.co.uk or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 296.