To mark Suicide Prevention Day 2020, Alicia speaks to Helen Burns, Suicide Prevention Adviser for Papyrus, prevention of young suicide.
It is the leading cause of death in young people, and yet suicide is a subject people find very difficult to talk about. Mum of three, Helen, explains the language we should be using when talking to young people about suicide, the signs which might help us spot someone who is contemplating suicide, what we might say to someone who has expressed suicidal thoughts and what we can do as adults to prevent young people from taking their own lives.
Papyrus provides a Suicide Prevention Helpline, HOPELINEUK – find out more here.
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We’re delighted to be able to bring you this podcast created in collaboration with Force of Nature, a youth non-profit mobilising mindsets for climate action. Eco-anxiety is on the rise: with 70% of young people experiencing fear, frustration and stress in response to the climate and ecological crisis. According to Force of Nature, many young people feel powerless to create change, and only 26% know how to contribute to solving the climate crisis. Alicia and Sacha discuss climate psychology and what we can do to help young people turn their eco-anxiety to agency.
This podcast came about because of the recent publicity around ‘Everyone’s Invited’ and the topic of consent and harassment. We thought it would be a good time to talk to Natasha and hear her thoughts on how we can approach these issues, as well as how we can facilitate healthy conversations about consent & gender-based violence with young people.
We’re delighted to announce that Alicia was interviewed by Kate Borsay on Times Radio on Friday. They discussed the impact that lockdown has had on the social and mental health of children and young people. Alicia also shares her thoughts on what support is needed to reacclimatise them with school.
We thought we could all do with a little inspiration and motivation. Giles discusses his incredible journey as a children’s book author and how cancer at a young age changed the direction of his life. This is a brilliant podcast about creativity, determination and overcoming adversity.
We were delighted to record a podcast with ITV presenter, Suzanne Virdee on all things teenage life, specifically for girls. We cover topics like sexism, female empowerment, resilience and self-confidence, as well as how we can help teenage girls thrive through adolescence and beyond.
Alicia speaks to Ben Williams of Find Your Edge in a podcast about resilience. A truly eye-opening and inspiring conversation on Ben’s teenage years of drugs and brushes with the law, to a decade in the Marines, shaping who he is today.
Looking for ways to engage and entertain your children/teens this summer well there can’t be many better opportunities than this. Fun, reward, exercise, altruism, collaboration, self-esteem, self-confidence – tick, tick, tick, tick, tick. This is definitely worth listening to.
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