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UK comedian treating mental health patients with stand-up comedy

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 24 May 2022, 7:52am
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(Photo / Getty)

UK comedian treating mental health patients with stand-up comedy

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 24 May 2022, 7:52am

With our mental health rates looking pretty dire, we need to think outside the box to try different treatment methods.

Over in the UK, they're trying stand-up comedy.

Comedy on Referral is a course for trauma survivors to try stand-up.

It's been so successful, it now has NHS funding to expand the programme to men at risk of suicide.

Comedian and founder of Comedy on Referral Angie Belcher joined Kate Hawkesby.

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