Irma Kurtz; Anxiety; Flexi-working for men
Irma Kurtz, Cosmopolitan's agony aunt for 40 years on her book 'My Life in Agony'.
Anxiety: we hear from 27 year old Claire Eastham who has suffered from anxiety from the age of 15 and from David Clark, Professor of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, the National Clinical Advisor for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies.
Men and flexible working: Sarah Jackson from Working Families explains why those that ask are still twice as likely to be refused the option than women.
Bringing up birth and adopted children in the same family. We speak to Avril Head who's brought up adopted, fostered and biological children together, and Alice Noone from the adoption charity Coram.
Anber Raz from Equality Now tells us about the Global Child Marriage Report.
Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Steven Williams
Output Editor: Jane Thurlow.
Irma Kurtz: My Life in Agony
American born Irma Kurtz has been Cosmopolitan’s agony aunt for the last 40 years. Lending an ear to the nation’s most intimate secrets, Irma has informed the lives of millions of women - and a few men - on everything from mother in-law trouble to the thornier sides of love and sex. Jane talks to Irma about the laughs and the shocks, the evolving content of her postbag, and why often all it takes is a little common sense.
My Life in Agony: Confessions of a Professional Agony Aunt, published by Alma Books, is out 20th Feb 2014.
Earlier this month, figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre included in the annual report on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme showed that the highest numbers of people seeking help for anxiety and depression were women and young people. Depression is a mental health problem most people are aware of but anxiety is less talked about. And anxiety is an emotion we all experience from time to time. We explore when anxiety becomes a problem and if there enough awareness and understanding of it as a mental health problem. We hear from 27 year old Claire Eastham who has suffered from anxiety since she was 15 and from David Clark who is Professor of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University and is the national clinical advisor for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).
Flexible Working for Fathers
Global Child Marriage Report
Does the tag ‘adopted’ diminish the position of a child with a family with other biological siblings?
Recently we broadcast an archive interview with Bette Davis speaking on Woman’s Hour in 1979. One of the questions asked was about her adopted daughter. Bette Davis replied that a daughter is a daughter, regardless of adoption and we received a number of responses from listeners agreeing with her. So how do parents and children negotiate introducing a new child to the family? What is that experience like for the parent, the birth siblings and the adopted child? Jane is joined by Avril Head who has three birth children, two adopted children, Dominic and Simon, as well as two long-term foster children, and Alice Noone, from the adoption charity Coram which runs classes for parents who adopt.
|Interviewed Guest||Irma Kurtz|
|Interviewed Guest||Claire Eastham|
|Interviewed Guest||David Clark|
|Interviewed Guest||Sarah Jackson|
|Interviewed Guest||Avril Head|
|Interviewed Guest||Alice Noone|
|Interviewed Guest||Anber Raz|