Canned Laughter - It's OK Not To Be OK

Series on mental health with leading figures from the Arts and Medical Profession
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Canned Laughter - It's OK Not To Be OK

07 Oct 2019, 14:00
The London Cabaret Club, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, Holborn, London WC1B 4DA, UK

The launch of Canned Laughter - It's OK Not To Be OK, produced and presented by Andrew Eborn, attracted a capacity crowd to Equity's Guild House on 18th July. The extremely long waiting list for the event is a testament to the importance of this initiative.

As a result of the tremendous demand and extensive media coverage the next event on 7th October has been moved to a much larger venue, The Bloomsbury Ballroom - London's opulent art deco venue. Situated on the beautiful Bloomsbury Square, The Bloomsbury Ballroom is ideally located between the West End and The City.

Andrew Eborn is committed to continuing to raise the profile of mental health in the Arts, as well as removing its stigma and has already secured another great lineup of speakers for the next Canned Laughter event on 7th October with a new feature "Ask the Psychotherapist".

The launch event was opened by Maureen Beattie, President of Equity.

Andrew Eborn interviewed an impressive list of guests from the industry and medical profession including:

Stefan Walters - Harley Street Systemic Psychotherapist

Morna Burdon Performer, Singer, Director, Writer, Chair East of Scotland Equity Branch; Ex-Convenor E of Sc Mental Health Working Party; Author : “Sometimes We are Treated Quite Well”.

Addam Merali-Younger Equity Membership Support Assistant – Bullying, Harassment & Mental Health

Bea Grist - Life Coach, Spotlight

Anthony Darkstone. producer & performer

Jonathan Hansler - actor & comedian

Monty Panesar - International England Cricket Player

Tickets were snapped up for the launch.

Book your place now for 7th October

From Jonathan Goldsmith


"I’ll be speaking at this event in a segment called “Ask a psychotherpist” discussing with Andrew Eborn topics around mental health, psychotherapy and some thoughts on how it can help.

We will be giving the chance for people to send in questions in advance as well as opening up space for a q+a with the audience .

Canned Laughter: It’s ok to not be ok” is a project from Octopus TV to help to de-stigmatise those affected by mental health aimed at people working in the entertainment industries."

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Jonathan Goldsmith- Biography

Jonathan Goldsmith is a Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Coach,

Trainer and Facilitator and his company is called “Be More You”.

He works in private practice with individuals and couples and for

businesses and organisations, he works as a coach and trainer.

He offers mentoring and workshops to help and guide people

with their creative projects, aspirations, and dreams with his

project Be More Creative.

He is a founder member, developer and supervisor of The

International Association of Generative Change (IAGC) a global

community of therapists, coaches and trainers who work under

the banner of ‘Generative Change’.

To be 'Generative' is to create something new; How do you

create a successful and meaningful work life? How do you create

great personal relationships? How do you develop a great

relationship with yourself — your body, your past, your future,

your wounds and your gifts? These as the basic challenges in

leading an extraordinary life.

Jonathan has prior extensive experience working in event

production, hospitality and the creative industries. This has led to

him collaborating on immersive shows, larps, cross-modal events

/ experience design.

He continues to work with artists, musicians, chefs, actors, larp

designers, producers and performers as he sees that the creative

arts are an area in which the principles of Generative Change


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