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Raising Teens returns this Autumn

Raising Teens is back for a second series in Autumn 2019 with a further eight one hour shows covering the issues that are concerning parents today. Guy Lloyd will be back with us as host, and Lola, our roving teen reporter will be joined by new recruit Kya McCartney, 18. We’ll be covering everything from alcohol and anger to self-harm and loneliness. Plus we’ll be re-visiting the...

‘Raising Teens’ highlights the positive

Once again mental health is on the front pages of the papers and it reminded me that our recently concluded radio series, Raising Teens, on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey has highlighted the positive. In episode after episode, the teenagers we spoke to showed themselves to be eloquent and possessing the language and knowledge to speak up about mental health. As one listener said of the teens featured...

Raising Teens – we’d love your feedback

Now that our eight-part radio series, Raising Teens, is done and dusted, we’re gathering feedback to make sure that our next effort hits the mark. In this series we covered everything from school stress and sleep to resilience and body image, with parents, teens and experts discussing their experiences and offering tips and advice. If you missed any episodes, you can find them all here. If...

Mental Health Awareness Week. What a week!

Mental Health Awareness week was celebrated across the UK – hurray. We witnessed some pretty spectacular things, not least the axing of The Jeremy Kyle show. Our management team all worked in TV prior to setting up Make (Good) Trouble and we wonder if this is the start of a media revolution, to create content with GOOD intention instead of this bear-baiting, revolting chase for ratings. Axe...

Online Harms White Paper – Our View

The new government White Paper on online harmswas published yesterday and aims to help protect young and vulnerable people from content that could cause harm online.  “The White Paper proposes establishing in law a new duty of care towards users, which will be overseen by an independent regulator. Companies will be held to account for tackling a comprehensive set of online harms...

Raising teens: Call for contributors

We’re super excited to partner with BBC Sussex to launch our brand new radio show which will air on BBC Sussex in April and May. We are looking for parents, carers and teens to contribute their stories – which can be given anonymously.  The show is called Raising Teensand is a warm-hearted and honest round-table discussion about parenting teenagers and teen mental health. It aims to...

Catch up: Our BBC Sussex ‘parenting teens’ feature

Parents Harry and Daisy discuss what it’s like to parent teens on BBC Sussex radio Listen to Make (Good) Trouble’s feature on BBC Sussex with Kathy Caton: Make (Good) Trouble was invited to be part of The Big Takeover with Kathy Caton last Monday for a special feature on BBC Sussex radio. We brought along parents Daisy, Harry and Jane, as well as Rosie Scott from Hove Park school...

NEWS! We have a special feature on BBC Sussex radio!

Make (Good) Trouble is bringing parents together this Monday evening to talk about parent-teen communication. Three parents and a school-based art therapist will join BBC Radio Sussex’s Kathy Caton to discuss the triggers, flare ups and tips to help everyone get on better. Tune in to BBC Sussex radio for our half hour feature from 9pm – a live round table discussion on parenting teens...

Social media: Do you know what you’ve signed up for?

Hands up if you’ve read the Terms & Conditions when you signed up for a social media account (or anything else online for that matter!)? The Children’s Commissioner tested social media platforms’ terms & conditions out on children and none of the kids they asked understood them. Did you know that: “Snapchat can publically display or sell any content young person...

Teens and screen time

Brighton5 founder Daisy Cresswell was a guest on BBC Sussex this morning talking to presenter Danny Pike about  screen time,  parenting and how social media companies need to change. Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield has today written an open letter to social media organisations about this very issue, She discussed how Brighton5 is teaching children how social media platforms work and...

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