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Trichotillomania: Cara’s story

10/1/2018
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Trichotillomania: Cara's story Season 5 Episode 4 When Cara moved from a happy primary school to a large, intimidating high school her mental well-being plummeted. Her height and long red hair made her stand out and the attention caused her eczema to flare. Struggling to cope, Cara turned to hair pulling, a coping mechanism that offered temporary relief but created its own problems. In this week's Backstory we hear about how one thing can lead to another, how conditions can take hold...

Duration:00:24:00

The road to recovery: Hope’s story

9/24/2018
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The road to recovery: Hope's story Season 5 Episode 3 Hope is one of 5 children. It was a big, busy family and not without its fair share of conflict and discord. By the age of 17 Hope had been suffering from anorexia for 4 years, a condition she’d done her best to hide from friends and family. But when her heart nearly stopped things had to change. In this week's Backstory we hear about life as an in-patient and how relapse and recovery are a long journey. Hope's fundraising page can be...

Duration:00:26:43

7/7 Behind the scenes: David’s story

9/17/2018
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7/7 Behind the scenes: David's story Season 5 Episode 2 In July 2005 London and the country were in jubilant mood, celebrating winning the bid to host the 2012 Olympics. The next day, during the morning rush hour, four bombs exploded, three on the Underground and one on a double-decker bus. 52 people were killed and hundreds were injured. David Videcette was working in counter-terrorism and was faced with the prospect of a complex and lengthy investigation that would take over his life for...

Duration:00:32:25

Brethren to burlesque: Sapphira’s story

9/10/2018
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Brethren to burlesque: Sapphira’s story Season 5 Episode 1 Welcome back to Season 5. We start with a love story. Sapphira felt like a misfit, naturally flamboyant but brought up by brethren. Eventually excommunicated, her life spiralled but then she met Tony. Tony had also been raised by brethren and together they started to heal. Sapphira talks about what it means to have the rug pulled out from under your feet and then find the real you through music and burlesque. Sapphira’s book can be...

Duration:00:25:35

Mindfulness on wheels: Tim’s story

8/6/2018
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Mindfulness on wheels: Tim's story Season 4 Episode 7 This is Tim McKenna’s account of what it is like to live with bipolar disorder - I think it is an amazing account of being male and mentally ill and initially not having much help or support through not knowing what was wrong and hiding how he was feeling - as he felt ashamed of it. It does include some details of feeling depressed and a suicide attempt so if that is a trigger for you then just be aware of that - but it is a story of...

Duration:00:31:34

From free school meals to the High Court: Ali’s story

7/30/2018
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From free school meals to the High Court: Ali's story Season 4 Episode 6 Ali grew up in Wales on free school dinners with four other siblings. This is the story of how he made an extraordinary success of himself and how his experience of difference tallies with his work as an immigration barrister. What gives some children the drive to move beyond their background? Who influenced Ali? How close was it to going very differently? Help and support: Citizens Advice Music credits: Main theme:...

Duration:00:26:28

Who helps NICU parents? Vicki’s story

7/23/2018
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Who helps NICU parents? Vicki's story Season 4 Episode 5 Vicki is a young woman on a mission. Having experienced life on the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after the birth of her first son, she's determined to push for better mental health provision for parents in similar situations. Vicki struggled with the shock and her mental health suffered, all whilst trying to care for a young baby with significant health problems. She talks openly about the experience for her, son Elijah and...

Duration:00:28:58

One Punch: Michael and Robert’s story

7/16/2018
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This backstory is about two remarkable brothers. Michael is now 33 and he was punched in the jaw six years ago down on Great Yarmouth seafront on a saturday night, which knocked him over smashing his head on the side

Duration:00:33:13

Right person, right place: Naomi’s story

7/9/2018
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Right person, right place: Naomi's story Season 4 Episode 3 Naomi is a woman of many talents. Actress, stand up and academic. As part of her role with a school where the pupils wore Tudor uniform, Naomi went to work in Romania with young people in an orphanage, children who had been institutionalised their whole lives under Ceausescu's regime, children for whom regular communication wasn't possible. As always, this week's backstory is followed by backchat in which Claire and Suzy talk...

Duration:00:26:33

Recovering from anorexia: Dave’s story

7/2/2018
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Recovering from anorexia: Dave's story Season 4 Episode 2 Dave's backstory is a tale of going to the brink and then choosing to live, of recovery and the ongoing struggles that come as part of the package. Challenging all the stereotypes, Dave talks about his anorexia with warmth and a massive dose of humour and gives a new perspective on this most pernicious and dangerous illness. As always, Claire and Suzy discuss the backstory and occasionally veer off at a tangent, including talking...

Duration:00:30:20

Hide or confide? Kiki’s story

6/25/2018
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Hide or confide? Kiki's story Season 4 Episode 1 Kiki's backstory is a tale of two halves - she is a footballer but it isn't about football. It is about something that happened that changed the course of her career forever, a simple mistake that stopped Kiki's plans in their tracks. The second half is about something she needs to tell someone but has built it up in her mind and she doesn't know how to share it. It's important she tells them really soon. Claire and Suzy chat about the...

Duration:00:34:50

Backchat Learning to Live Again: Tiff’s story

5/24/2018
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Hi and welcome to Backchat, where Suzy and Claire talk about the latest episode of The Backstory. This week we're talking about Learning to Live Again: Tiff's story (Season 3 ep 4). Join us as we discuss what we've learnt about whether we consider Tiff to have been brave, what you can donate from your body whilst you are still alive and how to deal with being captain of Leicester Tigers when your wife finds out they are terminally ill. We also discuss which podcast we are recommending from...

Duration:00:15:28

Learning to live again: Tiff’s story

5/21/2018
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Season 3: Episode 4 Learning to live again: Tiff’s story In the latest episode, Claire travels to Leicester to talk to Tiffany Youngs… Tiff appeared at the age of 28 to have an amazing life – recently married to Tom Youngs,

Duration:00:34:36

Backchat – A Different Kind of Grief: Kathryn and Joy’s Story

5/17/2018
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Hi and welcome to Backchat, where Suzy and Claire talk about the latest episode of The Backstory. This week we're talking about A Different Kind of Grief: Kathryn and Joy's Story (Season 3 ep 3). Join us as we discuss what we've learnt from online suicide awareness training, apps that might help and how we manage our own stress. Help and support: CALM 0800 58 58 58 Helpline & web chat available 5pm to midnight every day thecalmzone.net Samaritans 116 123 (24 hours) www.samaritans.org...

Duration:00:17:02

A Different Kind of Grief: Kathryn and Joy’s story

5/14/2018
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Season 3 Episode 3 A Different Kind of Grief: Kathryn and Joy’s Story is about two women who have got together to run a support group for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. We realise this programme could be a trigger for some people so please look after yourselves and perhaps don't listen if you feel this will affect you. Support groups are below. Both Kathryn and Joy sadly lost a relative to suicide themselves - Kathryn lost her sister Alison in 2015 and Joy lost her son Ian 11...

Duration:00:30:03

Backchat – A Targeted Assault: Sheila’s Story PART TWO

5/10/2018
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Hi and welcome to Backchat, where Suzy and Claire talk about the latest episode of The Backstory. This week we're talking about the second and concluding part of A Targeted Assault: Sheila's Story (Season 3 ep 2). Join us as we discuss what happened after the rape, why Sheila confided in Bridget and what we've learnt about how to respond if someone discloses sexual abuse. Help and support: Rapecrisis.org.uk 0808 802 9999 thesurvivorstrust.org/sarc/ - for information about SARCs 0808 801 0818...

Duration:00:14:10

A Targeted Assault: Sheila’s Story PART TWO

5/7/2018
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Season 3 Episode 2 Sheila was raped at a garden party when she was 62. She’s a retired nurse, a mother and grandmother. In the concluding part of this two-part backstory, we find out what happened after the rape, how she confided in best friend Bridget and how the support of local services led to a full investigation and, crucially, a trial. Help and support: Rapecrisis.org.uk 0808 802 9999 thesurvivorstrust.org/sarc/ - for information about SARCs 0808 801 0818 Our sponsor: Huge thanks to...

Duration:00:23:06

Backchat – A Targeted Assault: Sheila’s Story PART ONE

5/3/2018
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Hi and welcome to Backchat, where Suzy and Claire talk about the latest episode of The Backstory. This week we're talking about A Targeted Assault: Sheila's Story (Season 3 ep 1). Join us as we discuss our thoughts about the terrible assault that Sheila was subjected to. We'll also discuss your feedback about the programme, what we've learnt and what schools are teaching about consent. Help and support: Rapecrisis.org.uk 0808 802 9999 thesurvivorstrust.org/sarc/ - for information about SARCs...

Duration:00:13:55

A targeted assault: Sheila’s story

4/30/2018
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Season 3 Episode 1 Sheila was raped at a garden party when she was 62. She’s a retired nurse, a mother and grandmother. In episode 1 of this two part backstory, Sheila talks about the build up and how she believes she was targeted. Movingly, she describes the attack itself and we hear how best friend Bridget helped her to move forwards in the aftermath. Help and support: Rapecrisis.org.uk 0808 802 9999 thesurvivorstrust.org/sarc/ - for information about SARCs 0808 801 0818 Our sponsor: Huge...

Duration:00:27:01

Backchat: Ali Golds A Life Less Ordinary PART TWO

4/5/2018
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Hi and welcome to Backchat, where Suzy and Claire talk about the latest episode of The Backstory. This week we're talking about Ali Golds: A Life Less Ordinary (Season 2 ep 4). Join us as we try to answer some of the questions thrown up by Ali Golds's backstory - Ali's relationship with her own mother, how backstories can be awkward sticking points when you are dating and the unusual way that podcasts can help in those circumstances. We're delighted once again to be sponsored by 16 Degrees...

Duration:00:12:57