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How do you think your comedy has helped you ‘manage’ your mental health?

My comedy hasn’t helped - but being on stage has. It gives me a place where I can take up space and have some control. I’ve pre-planned which stories I am going to share - that’s more control than I have over anything else in my life - and in my head. What prompted you to make your shows ‘anxiety friendly’?

My show ‘Shimmer Shatter’ was about introversion and anxiety so it only made sense to make sure that anxious people felt like they could attend the show and enjoy it. I have a lot of angst when it comes to live gigs - I’d love to attend an anxiety-safe one. What do you wish you could have known back in your school days when you were struggling with feeling alone?

I know it sounds unrealistic - but they are all wrong and you are right. I know, weird, right? But it’s true. They’re wrong. You’re the only one who’s onto something. They’ll learn soon enough but you need to know this right now: You. Are. Not. Wrong. Is there any advice you’d give to anyone reading this and feeling unsure about how to make connections or find the support they need?

No - I am not a psychologist. I can’t help anyone. Google must have some good links and some good advice. All I can do is provide comedy - lovely comedy that won’t make you feel bad about yourself - hopefully.

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Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2017 programme  

Programme brochure listing the events happening as part of Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2017 plus specials with the festival patrons Bil...

Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2017 programme  

Programme brochure listing the events happening as part of Liverpool Mental Health Festival 2017 plus specials with the festival patrons Bil...

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