Barney Harwood introduces a report about friends - what they are, how to get them...and how to keep them.
Barney also hears from Kirsten O'Brien of CBBC, George Sampson - former winner of 'Britain's got talent' and CBBC 'agony uncle' Aaron Balick.
The content of these webpages is intended for use in school by teachers with their pupils. However, if you or someone you know is affected by the issues raised in this or any of the other of Barney's reports you can contact the following organisations for further information and support.
Childline is the UK's free 24 hour confidential helpline for children in distress or danger. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advise and protect children and young people who may feel they have nowhere else to turn.
Whatever the problem, Get Connected provides a free, confidential helpline that gives young people under 25 the support and information they need to decide what they want to do next. This includes a free referral to over 13,000 different services.
Breathing Space is a free and confidential helpline in Scotland for any individual, who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
CALM is a campaign targeted at raising awareness of depression amongst 15 - 24 year old young males, encouraging them to seek help and talk about their problems. Confidential advice is offered via their freephone helpline.
On two evenings a week this national young person’s helpline offers confidential emotional support via phone, email or online chat to anyone aged 11-19. All calls answered by a trained young volunteer.
The Place2Be is a charity that works inside schools to improve the emotional wellbeing of children, their families and the whole school community. They offer school-based counselling services to children and their parents or carers as well as accredited training to school staff members.
Parentline works with adults, children and young people providing information and emotional support to families and a 24 hr helpline to talk about any worries or problems.
Winston's Wish offers practical support and guidance to bereaved young people, families and anyone concerned about a grieving child. They believe that support at the right time can enable young people to live with their grief and rebuild positive futures.
The National Youth Advocacy Service
Offers information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children and young people up to the age of 25, through a network of advocates throughout England and Wales. Young people with a problem can call if they would like some advice or just want to speak confidentially to an advisor.
The Children's Legal Centre
The Children's Legal Centre is a charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people. The Centre operates a free and confidential legal advice and information service covering all aspects of law and policy affecting children and young people.
A collection of programmes to download as mp3 files at any time. 2013-2014 now added.
Spring 2014 podcasts available from 14/01/2014. Never miss a programme!
Commemorate the outbreak of WW1 by staging our specially-written play 'Archie Dobson's War'.
Our new abridgement of Michael Morpurgo's moving WW1 story 'Private Peaceful' begins 17/01/2014.
We welcome your feedback, suggestions and pupils' work.
Notes to support the programmes are simple to print or download as pdf.