Raising Teens

Raising Teens is a radio series created by Make (Good) Trouble and produced in collaboration with BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey.

Raising Teens is a warm-hearted and honest round-table discussion about parenting teenagers and teen mental health. It is hosted by presenter Guy Lloyd and includes teens’ own stories from Make (Good) Trouble’s young reporter Lola Ray. Her teen stories are surprising, thought provoking and often delightful. The show aims to bring those involved in raising teens together to dispel myths around teen mental health and offer practical help and tips. 

If you’re looking for help take a look at our list of brilliant list of supporting organisations and information.

👉 Raising Teens: Series Three: Lockdown special

Series Three is a lockdown special, recorded entirely remotely in 2020 by the whole team – a first for BBC Sussex and for Make (Good) Trouble! It covers Pandemic Anxiety, Home Schooling and Education in Lockdown, Separated Parenting in Lockdown and Domestic Violence.

👉 Raising Teens: Series Two

Series Two covers: Kicking Off, Family Breakups, Teens, Parents & Booze, Self-harm, Eating Disorders, Loneliness, Grief, the Return of the Teenage Brain.

👉 Raising Teens: Series One

Series One covers: Social Media & Devices, School Stress, Sleep, Resilience, Body Image, Relationships, the Teenage Brain, Teen Language.


Visit our Help & Advice page for resources and places to get support.

BBC Sussex Raising Teens presenter Guy Lloyd and teen reporter Lola Ray
Guy Lloyd and Lola Ray, Raising Teens