Woman's Hour

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WHNews: Girls' Self Harm; Food banks; Louise Stern

March 30th, 2015

Episode 184 of 985 episodes

The role of social media in self-harm, with Lucie Russell from the charity Young Minds and girls' school headteacher Dr Vanessa Ogden. BBC2's Newsnight Political Editor Allegra Stratton looks at what we can expect from the political parties in terms of messages for women over the 6 week run-up to the General Election. Jane asks Steph Hagen, who set up a food bank in Nottingham, about the people who use it and why. Deaf writer Louise Stern tells Jane, via an interpreter, why she set her first novel in a Mexican village where everyone - deaf and hearing - communicates in sign language.

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