Head Held High in Ham&High

    Comic Relief: Social enterprise aids mental health with stand-up comedy.

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    Comic Relief money has enabled a north London social enterprise to use stand-up comedy to help people’s mental health.

    Head Held High’s Stand up for Yourself consists of six weekly workshops with adults who have been in contact with the charity Mind.

    It helps participants find the humour in life whilst focusing on finding direction and building confidence.

    Director and found Tash Alexander, who lives in Muswell Hill, said: “We analyse how comedians communicate which teaches us how to develop everyday life skills. 

    “At the end of the programme, participants present a five-minute stand-up comedy routine in front of a live audience. Participants learn how to unlock creativity, overcome anxiety and present with style and self-belief.