Honest advice about everything from mental health to families to first love from TV and Radio personality and agony aunt Gemma Cairney
Introduction - i: WelcomeUnit - One: YOUR HEARTChapter - 1: FamilyChapter - 2: FriendshipChapter - 3: LoveChapter - 4: HeartbreakChapter - 5: Death, Loss and GriefUnit - Two: YOUR MINDChapter - 6: Stress, Trauma, AnxietyChapter - 7: DepressionChapter - 8: Eating DisordersChapter - 9: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)Chapter - 10: AddictionChapter - 11: Self-HarmChapter - 12: The A to Z of a Happy MindUnit - Three: YOUR BODY AND SOULChapter - 13: PeriodsChapter - 14: Body ImageChapter - 15: ExerciseChapter - 16: Food, Glorious FoooodChapter - 17: SexChapter - 18: SexualityChapter - 19: Sexual HealthChapter - 20: AbortionChapter - 21: Consent, Rape and Rape CultureUnit - Four: YOUR WORLD AND YOUR FUTUREChapter - 22: PoliticsChapter - 23: Our Natural WorldChapter - 24: Language and WordsChapter - 25: The InternetChapter - 26: VolunteeringChapter - 27: The Scary WorldChapter - 28: PrejudiceChapter - 29: FeminismChapter - 30: Wanderlust and ExpressionChapter - 31: Money, Money, MoneyChapter - 32: CareersSection - ii: A Letter to Myself Aged 14Acknowledgements - iii: Acknowledgements and ContributorsSection - iv: Useful WebsitesIndex - v: Index
After a brief go at drama school and a stint working in fashion in her early twenties, Gemma Cairney is now a BBC broadcaster, magpie, and life enthusiast who has won awards for making documentaries on subjects such as young people in violent relationships. She presents The Surgery Show on BBC Radio 1 and co-produced and presented internet entertainment show, The Fox Problem. Gemma has presented shows and one offs for BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, 2, 3, 4, 4 Extra, 6Music and BBC World Service. She is also founder of boutique production company - Boom Shakalaka Productions. She likes to write, explore the planet, trek mountains and DJ garage classics.
A chunky non-fiction splurge of glitter, anecdote and jubilation... a valuable resource, full of reassurance for teenagers that they are not alone, whatever they feel. * Guardian * A guide to help young people navigate love, friendships, health and other aspects of growing up. * Observer * Utterly invaluable, gloriously gracious guide to life | This heartfelt handbook for young adults by an inspirational presenter and producer is the literary embodiment of a big sister's shoulder and a best friend's ear... Packed with an abundance of info, insight, empathy and encouragement - from the comforting "we all mess up sometimes", to the truly uplifting "now go reach for the moon!" - OPEN is surely set to become THE must-have manual for young women navigating the often-tempestuous waters of their teenage years. * LoveReading4Kids * Informative, touching & inspiring... laced throughout with a sense of humour and true passion. * Metro *