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Worrying is a natural part of growing-up. And yet the incidence of serious anxiety and depression is rapidly increasing. Anne McElvoy brings together scientific and personal perspectives to explore the possible causes, including new research on how teenage brains are wired for anxiety, and the influence of digital technology and social pressures.
Caroline Dower is a psychotherapist and currently Head of the Counselling Service at Durham University. She has a special interest in the embodied experience of psychological distress, and the experience of anxiety in young adults.
Ceyda Uzun is a student at Kings College London, currently in her final year studying English Literature. She is a former Into Film Reporter and Head Editor of The Strand Magazine. Her journalistic interests vary from entertainment to social topics; Including mental health, identity and youth culture. She has previously guested on The Film Programme and Woman’s Hour to discuss ‘female friendships’ as well as her first experience doing a press junket at 18 years old.
Anne McElvoy is Senior Editor at The Economist, and writes columns for London Evening Standard and a range of other newspapers. She appears as a commentator on news programmes, as a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze and presents radio documentaries and BBC Radio 3’s Arts and Ideas programme Free Thinking.
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- Phase one tickets will be available from 12noon on Friday 15 February, with phase two tickets available from 12noon on Friday 1 March.
- Tickets are strictly limited to four per person.
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- Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose your place.
Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival
Welcome to the Free Thinking Festival from BBC Radio 3. All weekend here at Sage Gateshead we’re gathering together a throng of talented individuals to wrestle, debate and celebrate the theme of this year’s festival: Emotion. Whether it’s the angry turn in contemporary politics,...