Woman's Hour

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The horsewomen of Fantasia, Young women and self-harm

June 1st, 2016

Episode 594 of 985 episodes

There is a direct link between exam time and self-harm in young people. Young women are most at risk and a recent report shows the largest increases in intentional poisonings are among females aged 16-17 years. Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive of Young Minds and Natasha Devon, former mental health champion for schools, explain why so many young women are self-harming and what parents and schools can do to help their children. For centuries the Berber men of North Africa have proved their worth in the high octane, dangerous sport of Fantasia. Teams of riders charge together, firing their rifles in unison, and now women have been taking them on... and winning! Sahar Zand traveled to Morocco to meet the Girls of Fantasia. In 2009, an Eileen Gray chair sold at auction for a record 28 million dollars. For many, this was the first time they had heard of the designer and architect. The director of a new film 'The Price of Desire', Mary McGuckian talks about the modernist designer's work and explains why her most influential creation, villa E1027, was largely overlooked during her lifetime. They are joined by the architectural writer Gillian Darley. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Kirsty Starkey.

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