Richard Adamson

Feeling Funny  As a volunteer reporter on a website telling stories about how to stay mentally well I was more than happy to report there about how being on the Feeling Funny course made me feel about myself. A fellow reporter told me about it and has since filmed all the shows so far as … More Richard Adamson

Alex Rothwell

Feeling Funny – November / December 2015 “I’m Alex and I’m from Gloucestershire, but moved to Liverpool 5 years ago as a student and stayed here once I finished my degree to avoid facing the realities of grown up life and so I could keep using my student card to get a free cheeseburger with every … More Alex Rothwell

John Paul

Feeling Funny – November / December 2015 My name is John Paul Brady and I’m 39 years old.  I attend Crown Resource Centre and it was my keyworkers and a volunteer there who suggested that myself and two other centre users attend the course, which tries to encourage men to confront mental health issues through stand … More John Paul

Dan Roberts

Feeling Funny – November / December 2015 “You’ve got to laugh or you’ll cry” This is an overused phrase that I’ve heard a million times, usually by the annoying one in work who’s just dumped a mountain of stuff on me before taking a long weekend; adding to the hamster-wheel/rat-race feeling that just never seems to abate.  AAAAND … More Dan Roberts

Stephen Johnson

Feeling Funny – July / August 2015 Well I’m not sure where to start…. I attend the PSS Umbrella Centre and recently I was informed of a comedy course starting for beginners running over seven weeks. After having a chat with some of my friends from the Umbrella Centre we decided to give it a go. … More Stephen Johnson

Matty Houghton

Comedy Course for Beginners – August 2015 I completed the six week course with Comedy Trust in August 2015. I had experience of performing before doing the course but never within stand up comedy.  I had been wanting to try my hand at stand up comedy for a number of years and finally plucked up … More Matty Houghton

Maureen Baines

Stand Up To Stigma – September – October 2014 I have always had a penchant for making people laugh – jokes, impersonations, silly walks and so on – it makes them feel better, makes me feel better, and breaks down many barriers. Laughter is an effective distraction technique against the darkness that can descend into our … More Maureen Baines

Bryan Adams

Comedy Course for Beginners – 2006 How stand-up taught me the art of crafting a successful pitch: devising a story that the listener can emotionally relate to… At the age of 26, I found myself just one year into my entrepreneurial career and way out of my depth. I was presented with an exciting opportunity … More Bryan Adams

Tony Poole

Feeling Funny – May / June 2015 I really enjoyed the comedy course, it was a great experience. I’ve been interested in comedy for as long as I can remember and I’d performed stand-up routines at a couple of charity talent events. At the beginning of the first session I had doubts such as “What … More Tony Poole

Johnny Breakdown

Stand Up To Stigma – September – October 2014 Humour in Uniform, Laughter is the Best Medicine On one of my first visits to the Peace Centre I met a Northern Ireland Veteran whose recollection of service life was very different to my own.  Theirs was somewhat traumatic; being shot in the head will have that … More Johnny Breakdown