With unique access to the biggest mental health service in the UK and some of its young patients, Panorama reveals the challenges faced daily by clinicians as demand for services reaches unprecedented levels in the wake of the pandemic. In 2017 it was estimated that 1 in 9 young people had a diagnosable mental health condition. Now it’s 1 in 6. Dealing with growing waiting lists, staff shortages and more and more young people turning up at A&E in crisis, staff at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust open up about the pressures they face, whilst four young people with a range of complex needs and their families offer a rare insight into what it means to live with mental health conditions.
The series follows the dancers both in and out of the studio as they juggle a gruelling training session with their everyday lives. From bin men to college students, and childcare workers to school kids, they will grapple with their physical and mental health, friendships, and relationships as they try to keep all their plates spinning in a bid to have their most successful season ever. These 5 months will really prove that anything can happen in a season, and there are no second chances.
Cameras have been granted privileged access to the oldest regiment in the British Army, The Coldstream Guards – the Queen’s Guards. This 5-part series follows teenage raw recruits, high-ranking officer’s and aspiring army leaders throughout their toughest year on record as they fulfill their royal duties and their ceremonial roles from Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London.
We are behind the scenes at the prestigious barracks next to Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, as they protect the monarch. Alongside their role in some of the biggest Royal events of the last decade, we witness the relentless training that keeps the men at the top of their game.
Daisy Maskell, the UK’s youngest ever breakfast radio host has suffered with insomnia since childhood. For as long as she can remember, she has survived on as little as a couple of hours of sleep each night and is wide awake until the early hours of the morning. With an ever-increasing workload, running on empty is starting to take its toll and Daisy is ready to uncover the roots of her insomnia and take the first steps towards treatment.
This film follows Charlie Craggs, Trans activist and author, as she meets teenagers across the country who have been waiting years for a first appointment at an NHS gender identity clinic. Charlie explores what some feel they have to do to start their own transitions and meets young trans people who are choosing to take matters into their own hands and going down the dangerous route of using unregulated medications and starting their transitions themselves.
Presenter and mother of three Rochelle Humes looks behind the shocking statistic that compared to white women, black women are over four times more likely to die during pregnancy, childbirth, and up to six weeks after. Asian and mixed ethnicity women also die at higher rates.
Rochelle explores the various factors at play – and ask if race has a defining role in whether a pregnant woman lives or dies.
As incidents of football racism soar in the UK, players at every level of the game are calling for drastic action.
With emotional interviews and shocking undercover footage of abuse, this film shows the scale of racism that still needs to be tackled. We hear from players at all levels of English football who have been at the heart of some of the most recent high-profile incidents.
The film shows the devastating impact that the abuse can have on the players and their families, and asks what can be done to stop this
This Ground-breaking new series follows a pioneering British school as it tries to help its students uncover and eradicate hidden racial biases.
Led by experts – and inspired by similar programmes from American schools – an ordinary class of 11 to 12-year olds takes part in a series of activities designed to challenge everything they thought they knew about race. The students must overcome awkwardness and embarrassment, as they open up about their own and others’ attitudes, and confront difficult truths.
Tested for racial bias at both the beginning and the end of the course, this revelatory series explores how unconscious racial bias can affect us all, and what we can all do to tackle it.
This one-off film offers support and advice to anyone struggling with their mental health or concerned about a loved one’s state of mind. The film features expert voices from the charity sector as well as the NHS, each of them with extensive experience in the area of suicide. The film provides practical and accessible advice to anyone struggling, suggesting coping strategies as well as signposting individuals to relevant organisations. The film also hears briefly from men that have come out the other side of a suicidal crisis, as well as a young woman who faced the loss of her father.
One man takes his own life every two hours. In a process never before seen on television, this ground-breaking and unflinching feature length documentary follows the unique work carried out by the Central and North-West London Mental Health Trust and the stories of 6 men, who have 20 suicide attempts between them.
Each of the men tell their story in a unique and intimate moment – the hours, days and weeks of their unfolding suicidal episodes.