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Coping with exam stress, Below-the-belt cancers, Women councillors

Tips for parents on how to help your kids cope with the stress of exams, why it's time to talk about below-the-belt cancers, and women in local government.

It's exam season and while to be nerves are to be expected, exam stress can cause crippling anxiety and stress, leaving some young people unable to eat, sleep or function normally let alone revise. Last year the phone counselling service Childline revealed that the number of calls they received about exam stress had risen by 11 per cent in two years. What can parents do to help?

Figures released last year revealed that just over a third of councillors were women in England, up only five percent in the last twenty years and only seventeen percent were council leaders. We've been following two women who stood as councillors for the first time in last week's local election. Abiola Kinsgley-Osaiga and Kindy Sandhu. We hear from Abiola and Kindy as they both go out canvassing. They then join Jenni live in the studio to reflect on their experience alongside Marianne Overton, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association, who's been working on getting more women to stand for election.

And why talking about cancers "down below" is still such a taboo subject.

Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell.

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41 minutes


  • Below-the-Belt Cancers

    Duration: 09:31

  • Women Councillors - Canvassing

    Duration: 08:00

  • Women Councillors - Discussion

    Duration: 09:43

  • Coping With Exam Stress

    Duration: 09:50


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Abiola Kingsley-Osaiga
Interviewed Guest Kindy Sandhu
Interviewed Guest Marianne Overton
Producer Beverley Purcell


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