In 2014, WISE Employment brought WISE Stand Up to Mental Health for the second time to Australia - this time Sydney. WISE Stand Up for Mental Health (WSMH) 2014 is a unique stand-up comedy event featuring award-winning Canadian comedian David Granirer. David, an author and counsellor who has depression, trained another group of Australians with mental illness to develop their own stand-up comedy routine on the highs and lows of living with mental illness.
WISE Stand Up for Mental Health aims to provide empowerment to the comedians and a fresh perspective to the audience to help end stigma surrounding mental illness. Australian comedian and Melbourne WISE Stand Up for Mental Health ambassador Steve Bedwell made a special appearance, and the comedians from 2013's event will perform their comedy acts along with the NSW comedians.
WISE Stand Up for Mental Health (WSMH) 2014 took place on Thursday 30 October 2014, 7pm at Sydney Town Hall.
WSMH is part of WISE Employment’s three-year Empowermental campaign to help reduce the stigma of employing people who have a mental illness.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about WISE Stand Up for Mental Health, or for booking either the Sydney or Melbourne WISE Stand Up for Mental Health comedians for your next event.
Thank you to the Ian Potter Foundation for being a part-sonsor of WISE Stand Up for Mental Health 2014, and City of Sydney, who was the official venue sponsor for 2014.