WISE Stand Up for Mental Health (WSMH) is a unique stand-up comedy event featuring award-winning Canadian comedian David Granirer. David, an author and counsellor who has depression, has trained a group of Australians with mental illness to develop their own stand-up comedy routine on the highs and lows of living with mental illness.
This Australian-first event aimed to provide empowerment to the comedians and a fresh perspective to the audience to help end stigma surrounding mental illness. Australian comedian and WISE Stand Up for Mental Health ambassador Steve Bedwell made a special appearance.
WISE Stand Up for Mental Health (WSMH) took place on Friday 25 October 2013, 6.30pm at Deakin Edge Fed Square in Melbourne.
The WISE Stand Up for Mental Health event was the culmination of the 12-week WISE Stand Up for Mental Health comedy school, run by acclaimed Canadian comedian David Granirer, which empowers people with a mental illness to share their experiences through stand-up comedy and help end the stigma and fear that often surrounds mental illness in Australia.
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 email email@example.com or contact WISE Employment on 03 8329 8800 if you have any questions or feedback about WISE Stand Up for Mental Health, or if you'd like to book the WISE Stand Up for Mental Health comedians for a conference or event.