Prescribed Bristol comedy course could help trauma recovery

Comedian in residence at Bristol University, Angie Belcher, has worked with health advisors and psychology theories to develop the sessions… read more

Angie Belcher on prescribing comedy on the NHS

The comedian discusses how laughter can be used to treat patients suffering with trauma… read more

Patients to “see the funny side” of trauma with NHS comedy course

The six-week scheme will see patients write jokes in the first therapy of its kind to use humour in combatting mental health… read more

Laughing it off: how comedy can aid recovery from trauma

A new free art therapy course aims to help people work through mental ill-health through the medium of standup… read more

Are you having a laugh? Why NHS doctors will soon be prescribing a dose of comedy

They say laughter is the best medicine – and trauma patients in Bristol are about to put the theory to the test… read more

Trauma patients are set to be prescribed comedy classes on the NHS

Comedy classes could soon be prescribed on the NHS to help trauma patients ‘see the funny side’ of their experiences… read more

Comedians could be prescribed on NHS to help patients struggling with trauma

Comedians Charmian Hughes and Jack Campbell will help to deliver the sessions through Bristol Wellspring Settlement Social Prescribing Team which patients could be sent on for free… read more

Comedy classes on the NHS? You’re having a laugh… and the joke is on us

Just as well the NHS hasn’t got much on at the moment. Patients are to be prescribed free comedy lessons to help them overcome trauma… read more

The Grin Doctors

Comedians on prescription for those struggling with trauma… read more

Introducing: Comedy on Referral

I adore comedy, and I think that there are some amazing things that stand up can achieve… read more

Standup comedy course for men at risk of suicide wins NHS funding

Comedy On Referral will help vulnerable adults in London after successful course in Bristol for trauma survivors… read more

Joe Tracini: Joking about my mental health helps me cope, no wonder the NHS is prescribing stand-up comedy

Making fun out of it is my way of letting people know I’m not giving up… read more

Using humor to work through trauma

Pain is often at the center of a good comedy routine. In the UK, stand up comedian Angie Belcher wants to teach people how to use comedy to work through trauma… read more