Children are the most precious and vulnerable members of our society. They are a blank slate – they come into the world with no hang ups, preconceptions, fears or worries. We teach them all that.
But more and more, our children are finding it hard to cope. Childhood, this precious, carefree time is becoming a tougher ground to navigate. For some it is time full of worries, stresses and fear.
In this episode, we speak to Niall Muldoon, the Ombudsman for Children, Paul Gilligan, CEO of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, and Dominic Laydon, CEO of Aware. We also speak to two mothers, Samantha and Frances, whose children have been in the mental health system, and hear the challenges they faced in getting their children the help they needed.
Artwork: Natalie Keville
Music: Larry Goldings: Radio Music Vol. 1, Migrant song
Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of the Smashing Pumpkins, Today
Moby: Long Ambients
Melodium: The Island, Lacrymae
Flim: Given You Nothing, Hell
Moby: Hotel Ambient, Lilly
Larry Goldings: Radio Music Vol. 1, Circus Haze
Larry Goldings: Radio Music Vol. 1, Don’t Vibe Me
Producer: Ciara O’Connor Walsh
This podcast is kindly supported by Revive Active, a range of life enhancing supplements that have been scientifically developed by a dedicated and passionate team of experts.
And this podcast was recorded in Camden Recording Studios, with thanks to Jack Power.