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Monday, 02 October 2017

‘Seriously Funny’: Comedians with experiences of poor mental health are raising money for Trust Charity on 19 October

‘Seriously Funny’: Comedians with experiences of poor mental health are raising money for Trust Charity on 19 October

Think mental health can’t be funny? THINK AGAIN.

 

As part of Mental Health Month, comedians with personal experience of mental health are coming together to support the Trust Charity to support Mental Health Month.

Join us for a night of fun and laughter featuring comedians who incorporate their mental health experiences within their comedy as a fundraiser for the South West London and St George's NHS Trust Charity.

The event will be held at: St George’s Medical School Bar, St George’s Hospital, Tooting.

British Sign Language Interpreters (BSL) will be present on the night to interpret the event.

This event will include performances from diverse and exciting comedians:

Darren Harriott (Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, BBC Radio 4’s Best of the Fest, BBC 4 Extra Stands Up)

 

Lauren Pattison (Best Newcomer 2017 nominee at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards)

 

Lou Sanders (Russell Brand stand-up hour for Comic Relief, BBC3 Russell Howard’s Good News),

 

John Smith (Deaf Comedian - Beautiful BSL)

 

Dave Chawner (BBC 2 - Mock The Week, Mental Health in the Metropolis)

 

Bethany Black (BBC Doctor Who, Channel 4 Banana and Cucumber)

You can book tickets here.

David Bradley, Chief Executive at South West London and St. George's Mental Health NHS Trust, said:

"We are very proud to be celebrating Mental Health and we hope that Londoner’s will join us for a night that is sure to be funny, entertaining and support a wonderful charity that helps people at their most vulnerable.

“We know that one in four of us will be affected by mental illness at some point in our life and that 9 out of 10 people say that their problems are made worse by experiencing stigma and discrimination.

These events are a great opportunity for the community to find out more about the work that we do and to get actively involved in challenging the stigma and discrimination that people with mental health problems still face today.”

More details on the event and tickets can be found here.

 

 

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