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Vaughan | 12:35 UK time, Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Aled Jones, presenter of BBC Radio 1's The Surgery

One in 10 young people aged between 5 and 16 are affected by some kind of mental health issue - that's around 3 children in every classroom. In a special edition of BBC Radio 1's The Surgery, the advice show for children and teenagers, host Aled Jones talks to guests including Chris Birch, a Welsh teenager who fell into a coma after a stroke and then woke up gay (as seen in a recent BBC Three documentary), and other young people who have experienced a whole range of mental health problems. But, of course, the main business of the show is to answer queries and concerns from callers, with psychotherapist Dr Aaron Balick on hand to provide advice and guidance.

Also on iPlayer

Woman's Hour (BBC Radio 4)
Including a look at the impact the Welfare Reform Act will have on the relationships of disabled people.

In Touch (BBC Radio 4)
In the latest edition of their Blindness 4 Beginners series, the team offers tips for keeping track of your essential personal belongings, which may also work in a new and unfamiliar environment.

See Hear (BBC Two)
See Hear looks at the current status of sign language in the UK and across Europe. Almost nine years after it was officially recognised as a language in the UK, we look at what else is being done to try and achieve legal status via a BSL Act. (Available until Wednesday 27 June, 1.29pm)

Something Special (CBeebies)
Educational series for four- to seven-year-old children with learning difficulties.

Coming up

Louis Theroux - Extreme Love: Autism (BBC Two. Thursday 19 April, 9.00pm)
Louis visits one of the best schools in America for autism. He meets the students and their families to get a glimpse of what life is like for them and to experience the pleasures, but also the strains, of one of the most extraordinary kinds of relationship. (Extreme Love is a two-part series, with the second episode looking at dementia.)


  • Comment number 1.

    With the amount of pressure being put on childeren in the world today it's no wonder there are so many mentally unstable young people.[Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator] More needs to be done to address this in society.



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