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Child mental health, screen comedy horror, My Name is My Brand

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world. What support is there for primary schoolchildren as more say they worry 'all the time'? Plus Alice Lowe on comedy horror.

As nearly two thirds of primary schoolchildren say they worry "all the time" according to a new survey published today by children's mental health charity Place2Be, we hear from Lucy Alexander, whose 17 year-old son killed himself following years of bullying. What's being done to promote mental health in schools?

In the latest in the series My Name is My Brand, Dame Margaret Barbour discusses the family business and how she re-invented the waxed jacket as a fashion item when she decided to produce it in blue.

Prevenge is a dark British comedy horror film. Alice Lowe, wrote, starred in and directed it while seven and a half months pregnant with her first child. It's the story of a pregnant woman on a killing spree. She joins Jane to discuss making the film, her love of horror and the depiction of pregnant women on screen.

Self-harm is often seen as a modern epidemic but a new book, Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-Harm by writer and academic Sarah Chaney charts its long and secret history and considers the different interpretations over the centuries, challenging the many misconceptions and controversies surrounding it.

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58 minutes


  • Young people and mental health

    Duration: 11:03

  • Psyche on the Skin

    Duration: 11:05

  • Margaret Barbour

    Duration: 09:53

  • Women in one

    Duration: 02:26

  • Alice Lowe

    Duration: 07:32


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Lucy Alexander
Interviewed Guest Margaret Barbour
Interviewed Guest Alice Lowe
Interviewed Guest Sarah Chaney
Producer Anne Peacock


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