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Laura Anderson looks at those life-changing moments that can shape our formative years.

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Laura Anderson looks at those life-changing moments that can shape our formative years.

    Grief

    Grief

    How do you cope when you first lose someone? What’s it like when you first find out a friend or a family member has died? That’s what we’re talking about on this episode of #FIRST.

    Where do you go for help? How does it affect the rest of your life? And how do you move on and get on with your life. We’ll hear three inspiring stories about how to deal with that moment we all hope we’ll never have to face.

    • 25 min
    Social Media Burn

    Social Media Burn

    What’s it really like when you suffer your #FIRST social media burn? Everyone now shares so much of their life online – what happens when it all goes wrong?

    We’ll hear three stories of how to survive the first time you get burned by social media.

    • 23 min
    Unhealthy Obsession

    Unhealthy Obsession

    In this episode of #FIRST we consider the nature of obsession. What’s it like when you become completely obsessed with a school friend, a celebrity or your body?

    We’ll hear three extraordinary stories and find out what it really feels like when you realise you have an unhealthy obsession.

    • 28 min
    Spiritual Moment

    Spiritual Moment

    Britain's teens have never been less religious. So what's it like when you do have real faith? Is there always that one moment you can point to when you started to believe? And how do your friends and family react when you come out as religious?

    We'll talk to three young people – and find out how a row with a friend, a school trip and a nasty illness helped them find faith.

    • 28 min
    Adulting Fails

    Adulting Fails

    You know that time that you thought you were all grown up, and ready to face the world, and then something happens that proves you’re still really a child and all you want to do is go and get Mum or Dad to sort it out? This episode tells three great stories about just that.

    Like Izzy – who managed to book her first train trip in Canada to a ghost town hundreds of miles from where her mate was waiting for her. And Dillon – who had to face 500 angry students when his first attempts at cooking nearly burned down his Uni halls of residence, and Saba, who thought dressing up like her Mum in the 70s would make her look old enough to win a public speaking competition to become an MP.

    • 27 min
    Date Fails

    Date Fails

    You know the feeling – after weeks of planning, discussing it with your mates, choosing an outfit – you’re heading out on a #FIRST date. You turn up… And then it all goes wrong.


    We’re going to find out what to do next as we speak to three young people about their #FIRST epic dating fails – and find out how they picked themselves up to carry on with that search for a perfect partner.

    • 27 min

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