Ruby Wax to be awarded OBE

28 April 2015
Ruby Wax on the day of her graduation with College President Jonathan Michie

Ruby Wax on the day of her graduation with College President Jonathan Michie

Kellogg alumna Ruby Wax will be awarded an OBE for her services to mental health.

Ruby graduated in 2013 from the Masters degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. She has used research from her Masters as the basis for her book and theatre show, Sane New World: Taming the Mind.

She is a patron for the British Neuroscience Association and has brought mental health issues to the foreground in Parliament through work at the Home Office and speaking at Downing Street to raise money for neuroscience research. Amongst other charity work, Ruby is an ambassador for Mind and SANE, has held open sessions for sufferers and set up dedicated social networking communities for mental health.

She performed her first show, ‘Losing It’, based on her experiences of clinical depression, in a number of institutions and charities, and has become a leading speaker on mental issues, including appearances at TED Global 2012, various UK National Health Trusts, the Royal College of Nursing, British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Women of the World Festival UK and Comic Relief.