Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be devoting a lot of time to teenage mental health. If you’re reaching for the off switch you do need to hear this - people on the front line with real experience and insights. We’ll be talking to health professionals, teachers, parents and, finally, young people themselves. We aren’t naming any of them so they can talk freely. Today, two health professionals: a Consultant in Emergency Medicine who leads on Mental Health and, to begin with, a GP, the first point of call for many teenagers and their parents. You’ll hear them talking about CAM-H. – that’s an acronym for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
We discuss the latest front cover of French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. It is an explicit and sexualised image of a football on a woman’s vulva. How have French feminists reacted to it and what is the impact on the Women’s Football World Cup which France is hosting?
For more than thirty years, Maud West ran a detective agency in London. What was it like being a female detective in the early 1900s? We hear from Susannah Stapleton on her new book about the life and career of Maud West, one of Britain’s first female detectives.
Why are women asked to undergo painful medical procedures without adequate pain relief, how prevalent is this, and what are the consequences? We hear from Paula Briggs, Consultant in Reproductive Health at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS, Katherine Tylko anti-hysteroscopy campaigner and a woman who recently underwent an hysteroscopy.
Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Kirsty Starkey
Interviewed Guest: Agnes Poirier
Reporter: Catherine Carr
Interviewed Guest: Susannah Stapleton
Interviewed Guest: Paula Briggs
Interviewed Guest: Katherine Tylko