Mending Young Minds

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A moving and insightful two part series exploring childhood and adolescent mental health conditions with young patients and their therapists at the world renowned Tavistock Centre in London.

Over recent years the number of British children suffering from psychiatric illnesses has increased considerably and the age of presentation is falling. The Sunday Times has reported that the number of children admitted to hospital for self-harm, eating disorders and other psychological problems has doubled in four years. One in ten children aged 5 to 16 has a mental health disorder, according to the Parliamentary task force report 2014, and there has been a dramatic increase in demand for childhood and adolescent mental health services across the country.

Dr. Juliet Singer goes inside the Tavistock Clinic in North London to speak to young patients and their therapists about the mental health conditions affecting their generation - including depression, OCD, self-harm and anxiety - and the treatments available to them.

The series explores why mental health problems among young people appear to be getting worse, with increased pressures from schools, parents, peer groups and social media.

Producer: Melissa FitzGerald

A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4.

0120150828

A moving and insightful two part series exploring childhood and adolescent mental health conditions with young patients and their therapists at the world renowned Tavistock Centre in London.

Over recent years the number of British children suffering from psychiatric illnesses has increased considerably and the age of presentation is falling. The Sunday Times has reported that the number of children admitted to hospital for self-harm, eating disorders and other psychological problems has doubled in four years. One in ten children aged 5 to 16 has a mental health disorder, according to the Parliamentary task force report 2014, and there has been a dramatic increase in demand for childhood and adolescent mental health services across the country.

Dr. Juliet Singer goes inside the Tavistock Clinic in North London to speak to young patients and their therapists about the mental health conditions affecting their generation - including depression, OCD, self-harm and anxiety - and the treatments available to them.

The series explores why mental health problems among young people appear to be getting worse, with increased pressures from schools, parents, peer groups and social media.

Producer: Melissa FitzGerald

A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4.

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In this moving and insightful two part series for BBC Radio 4, children and teenagers receiving treatment at the world renowned Tavistock Centre in London share their experience of living with mental health problems.

Over recent years the number of British children suffering from psychiatric illnesses has increased considerably and the age of presentation is falling. One in 10 five-to-16-year-olds has a mental health disorder, according to a 2014 Parliamentary task force report, and there has been a dramatic increase in demand for childhood and adolescent mental health services across the country.

In the first programme, Dr. Juliet Singer goes inside the consulting room to speak to young patients, their parents and therapists about the mental health conditions affecting children - including OCD, anxiety and behavioural difficulties - and the treatments available to them.

The series explores why mental health problems among young people appear to be growing worse, with increased pressures from schools, parents, peer groups and social media.

Presenter: Juliet Singer

Producer: Melissa FitzGerald

A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4.

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In this moving and insightful two part series for BBC Radio 4, children and teenagers receiving treatment at the world renowned Tavistock Centre in London share their experience of living with mental health problems.

Over recent years the number of British children suffering from psychiatric illnesses has increased considerably and the age of presentation is falling. The Sunday Times has reported that the number of children admitted to hospital for self-harm, eating disorders and other psychological problems has doubled in four years. One in 10 five-to-16-year-olds has a mental health disorder, according to a 2014 Parliamentary task force report, and there has been a dramatic increase in demand for childhood and adolescent mental health services across the country.

In this programme, Dr. Juliet Singer goes inside the consulting room to speak to teenage patients, their parents and therapists about what's it's like to live with mental illness - including depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and anxiety - and how they are being treated.

The series explores why mental health problems among young people appear to be getting worse, with increased pressures from schools, parents, peer groups and social media.

Presenter: Juliet Singer

Producer: Melissa FitzGerald

A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4.

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In this moving and insightful two part series for BBC Radio 4, children and teenagers receiving treatment at the world renowned Tavistock Centre in London share their experience of living with mental health problems.

Over recent years the number of British children suffering from psychiatric illnesses has increased considerably and the age of presentation is falling. The Sunday Times has reported that the number of children admitted to hospital for self-harm, eating disorders and other psychological problems has doubled in four years. One in 10 five-to-16-year-olds has a mental health disorder, according to a 2014 Parliamentary task force report, and there has been a dramatic increase in demand for childhood and adolescent mental health services across the country.

In this programme, Dr. Juliet Singer goes inside the consulting room to speak to teenage patients, their parents and therapists about what's it's like to live with mental illness - including depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and anxiety - and how they are being treated.

The series explores why mental health problems among young people appear to be getting worse, with increased pressures from schools, parents, peer groups and social media.

Presenter: Juliet Singer

Producer: Melissa FitzGerald

A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4.