Woman's Hour

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Letitia Wright, Women and mental health, Jazz Age fashion

September 27th, 2016

Episode 699 of 985 episodes

Letitia Wright was named one of Screen International's UK Stars of Tomorrow in 2012 and in 2015 was named a Bafta Breakthrough Brit. Now 22 she has her first leading film role. She stars in Urban Hymn, about a teenager in care encouraged to make the most of her musical talent. We assess reaction to Hillary Clinton's performance in the first of the US presidential debates with Joanne Bamberger author of The Hillary Paradox. More than a decade ago the Department of Health recommended gender specific mental health services. Yet a Freedom of Information request, by Agenda, an alliance of more than 60 groups for females at risk, illustrated this is rarely on offer. Katharine Sacks-Jones, Director of Agenda, and Shirley McNicholas, Women's Lead for Drayton Park Women's Crisis Centre in North London join Jane to discuss why this approach is so important. Jane Garvey walks around an exhibition celebrating Jazz Age Fashion at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London with curator Dennis Nothdruft. The Labour Party, in partnership with the Labour Women's Network, has launched the Jo Cox Women In Leadership Programme - a mentoring and development scheme to train over 600 women for leadership roles over the next five years, in memory of Jo Cox MP, who was killed earlier this year. We talk to Rachel Reeves MP about it. Presented by Jane Garvey Produced by Jane Thurlow Interviewed guest: Letitia Wright Interviewed guest: Joanne Bamberger Interviewed guest: Katharine Sacks-Jones Interviewed guest: Shirley McNicholas Interviewed guest: Dennis Nothdruft Interviewed guest: Rachel Reeves.

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