“Talking Teenage Life” is a podcast where teenager, Rose Courteen, interviews adults about the lessons they’ve learnt and the stories their lives have told since they too were a teenager.
Rose meets with people of all different ages, with backgrounds in sport, business, and the arts. They’ll talk about everything from parents, school, university, friends, careers, faith and relationships.
This podcast will be as engaging for teenagers as it for those who've already lived their teenage lives & are continuing to tell their life story. So, please, subscribe now & enjoy "Talking Teenage Life"
Let's talk about ... Dating
Dating these days has become more complex due to social media and reality TV shows with the image that is presented on them. Yet dating is something that most of us do during our teenage years and probably for the first time.
This podcast will explore what defines a relationship and how we can date successfully in our teenage life and beyond.
By the way, we are so grateful for Paddy and Scott's Coffee sponsoring this series and so maybe your next date will include a cup of coffee and if so, don't forget to buy some of their coffee online and enter the code youngminds for a 20% discount!
Let's talk about ... Bullying
Bullying is one of the toughest things to deal with and it occurs in our teenage years regularly.
On this episode, Rose will chat to her guests about ways of dealing with bullying and other strategies to help others in tough situations.
Cyberbullying is so prevelant in our world today with most people using social media everyday. We discuss what to do when you get a message and don't know how to interpret the real intention.
If you're struggling with bullying at the moment please speak to someone or find some wayhs to stop it on https://www.youngminds.org.uk/
Let's talk about ... Mental Health
Mental Health is cuurrently considered the toughest and most challenging part of teenage life.
At the moment, it is a prime topic in the news with three major sports competitors, including Naomi Osaka, taking a break due to their mental health. We tackle this topic and debate why looking after your mental health is so important. Along with some friends, we discuss this critical topic with Audrey from Young Minds, a charity aiming to create a world where 'no young people feel alone with their mental health'.
If anything we discuss on this episode triggers you or makes you worried then please visit the Young Minds website: https://youngminds.org.uk/ to get the help and support you need.
Let's talk about ... Friendship
With the use of social media, we can have hundreds and hundreds of 'friends', even if we have never actually met or spoken to them.
On this episode today, we will delve into what creates real and lasting friendships and try to unpick why is seems so difficult in the world we live in. We also discuss the types of pressures that are placed on our shoulders, as teenagers, in what our friendships must look like and how we act.
In this podcast, we chat to youth worker, Sophie, who shares some great advice on what we can do to create long lasting friendships and the impact of social media in our relationships with others.
Let's talk about ... Body Image
Negative body image is a huge issue that many teenagers struggle with.
Research shows that 40% of teenagers felt that images on social media caused them to worry about their body image.
In this podcast, with the help of Hope Virgo - the brains behind the campaign 'Dump the Scales' - we will explore and discuss many of the issues around body image that can impact how teenagers view themselves and their bodies. So listen in and the the debate as we discuss this powerful topic.
Let's talk about ... Faith
How important is faith to teenagers today?
We are living in a world where church attendance is in decline whilst the average age of those who do attend is going up. However, in a post pandemic world, where due to social media, we are more connected than ever, more and more people are feeling lonely.
So maybe having a faith could provide the hope for the future that many of us are searching for?
In this episode we talk to two teenagers who have both grown up in a faith led household (one Sikh and one Christian) and they discuss the impact their faith has had on them. So listen in to a valuable conversation around why faith can be an important part of their teenage life.