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Women and cotton; Voluntary patients in psychiatric care; Protecting children from parental abuse on the touchline

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 24 February 2012

Women and their role in the cotton industry - from the Lancashire Mills in the 19th and 20th century, to Africa and India today. The parents of twenty-four year old Melanie Rabone who killed herself after leaving hospital talk about their six year battle for better protection of voluntary patients in psychiatric care. And its only a game - but is it? Children and young people are being subjected to intimidating and abusive behaviour from adults when playing sport. We'll hear from the charity 'Children 1st' who say it is not only a case of parents shouting and swearing at their own children but also verbally assaulting other people's children from the sidelines. Will their 'Sideline Bad Behaviour' campaign make a difference? And how ironing has inspired collectors, poets and artists.

Chapters

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  • Voluntary Patients in Psychiatric Care

    Melanie Rabone had a history of depression and took her own life shortly after being allowed home from hospital in 2005. Jenni is joined by Melanie's parents Gill and Richard Rabone.

  • Women and Cotton

    A new exhibition at The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester called ’Cotton: Global Threads’ tells the story of the world's first global commodity.

  • Ironing

    Louise Adamson talks to people who admit they love doing the ironing.

  • Unsporting Behaviour by Parents

    Why do some parents so aggressive on the touchline? Jenni is joined by Alison Todd from Children 1st and by Jim White, author of ‘You’ll Win Nothing with Children: Fathers, Sons and Football’.

  • Voluntary Patients in Psychiatric Care

    Twenty four year old Melanie Rabone had a history of depression and took her own life shortly after being allowed home from hospital in 2005. Her parents took a case against Pennine Care NHS Trust and have just won a long court battle in what has been described as a ‘landmark judgement’ by mental health campaigners. Jenni is joined by Melanie's parents Gill and Richard Rabone and by Alison Kerry from the mental health charity, Mind, who acted as one of the Interveners in the Supreme Court.

  • Unsporting behaviour by parents on the touchline

    The Scottish charity, Children 1st has launched the ‘Sideline Bad Behaviour’ campaign. Its aim is to highlight new research saying children and young people are being subjected to intimidating and abusive behaviour from adults watching them play sport. Nearly half of all young people who had experienced or witnessed aggressive behaviour said the abuse continued afterwards, be it on the way to the changing rooms or in the car park. In some cases, children under 12 had been pushed, hit, kicked and punched with the problem of physical violence appearing to get worse for players in their late teens. Why do some parents behave in this way? Jenni is joined by Alison Todd from Children 1st and by Jim White, author of ‘You’ll Win Nothing with Children: Fathers, Sons and Football’.

    Children 1st - Sideline Bad Behaviour Campaign
  • Women and Cotton

    A new exhibition at The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester called ’Cotton: Global Threads’ tells the story of the world's first global commodity. Women were central to the history of cotton and are still central to its production today. To discuss women’s role in cotton manufacturing Jenni is joined by Dr Elizabeth Roberts, an oral historian and former Director of the Centre for North West Regional Studies at Lancaster University and Julia Kilborne from the Ethical Trading Initiative.

    ‘Cotton: Global Trends’ is on at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester from 11th February to 13th May 2012.

    White Gold: The True Cost of Cotton runs until 2nd September 2012 at the International Slavery Museum, Liverpool.

    Ethical Trading Initiative
  • Ironing

    Ironing

    You may remember that last summer we had a phone-in programme about stay at home dads. One participant in particular stuck in our minds and prompted quite a debate – he was Keith Kendrick from London, who told us he irons his children’s pants!
    Intrigued to find out more, we sent Louise Adamson along to see him in action.

    Degas’ Woman Ironing © Courtesy of Walker Art Gallery.

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