July 15th, 2016
Episode 633 of 924 episodes
On the final day of Listener Week; Jen, Cath and Angela, The Hayes Sisters - a musical trio from Manchester - talk about making time for music alongside their full time careers and families. Susan Fletcher highlights Huntington's disease and the impact it's had on her and her family's life alongside Consultant neurologist and Huntington's disease researcher Ed Wild. Val Barron tells us why school holidays can be stressful for some families on low incomes. She's a development worker for Communities Together Durham and joins Jenni alongside Sara Brysons, a policy advisor at Children North East, to look at what help's available. Plus the work of Emma Bannister and her award winning PMS Garden. And the last link in Listener Week's "Chain," Hannah Daisy, chosen by the musician Catherine Anne Davies, who was inspired by her work in mental health and her creativity in addressing anxiety. And we hear from some of the far flung places you're tuning in to listen to the programme. Presenter Jenni Murray Producer Beverley Purcell.
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