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The Forever Conversations: What would you tell your younger self?

21st January 2018 | Books

The Forever Conversations: What would you tell your younger self?

The Forever Conversations is our series of conversations exploring mental health issues and some of the struggles that we face whilst growing up. The Forever Conversations are presented in partnership with John Green’s new book, “Turtles All The Way Down”.

John Green (the author of books including ‘Looking For Alaska’, ‘Paper Towns’ and ‘The Fault In Our Stars’) has released a new book, “Turtles All The Way Down”. The book centres around 16-year-old Aza Holmes who is pursuing the mystery of a fugitive billionaire, whilst living with multiple anxiety disorders.

It is no secret that in today’s society many young people, us included, suffer from anxiety, depression and bullying. Some children may even fear going to school because they feel ‘different’ from their peers. Increasingly, it’s people under the age of 10 years old who are facing these issues too – they feel like they are being picked on at school, and don’t know how to express their feelings.


We are the future, and those younger than us are our future – we need to focus on how to make the world a better place every day. The future starts today and the first step is striving for positivity and letting people know that they are not alone in this fight. Mental Health is something that needs to be taken seriously, and we need everyone to know that they are not alone in this fight.

In John Green’s new book “Turtles All The Way Down”, he touches on how the person that we are now, and the situations which we are in today, are not our forever – and that links to one of the quotes from the book, “Your Now Is Not Your Forever”.


On her radio show, Meagan asked the…

The Forever Conversations: What sort of person do you want to be like in 10 years time?

14th January 2018 | Books

The Forever Conversations: What sort of person do you want to be like in 10 years time?

The Forever Conversations is our series of conversations exploring mental health issues and some of the struggles that we face whilst growing up. The Forever Conversations are presented in partnership with John Green’s new book, “Turtles All The Way Down”.

John Green (the author of books including ‘Looking For Alaska’, ‘Paper Towns’ and ‘The Fault In Our Stars’) has released a new book, “Turtles All The Way Down”. The book centres around 16-year-old Aza Holmes who is pursuing the mystery of a fugitive billionaire, whilst living with multiple anxiety disorders.

We don’t have to “imagine” a world where students have anxiety issues – in 2017, a study by UCL showed that 1 in 4 teenage girls reported symptoms of depression. Also, the number of students under the age of 9 who are seeing therapists for reasons such as anxiety, bullying and depression have increased by 31% over the past year.


Various experts fear the negative impacts of social media – which as studies have shown, lead to high levels of dissatisfaction among girls about their bodies. Also, there’s the worry of your future, such as what University you are going to, which is causing uncertainty and resulting in mental health issues.

In John Green’s new book “Turtles All The Way Down”, he touches on how the person that we are now, and the situations which we are in today, are not our forever – and that links to one of the quotes from the book, “Your Now Is Not Your Forever”.

On her radio show, Lekhika Chaudhary asked the question: Based on what you are like now, what sort of person do you want to be like in 10 years time? Here’s how some listeners replied…

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Interview with Libby Jackson

22nd December 2017 | Books

Interview with Libby Jackson

This year on W!ZARD Radio Station we have been fortunate enough to have been joined by two inspirational astronauts: Britain’s Tim Peake and NASA’s Scott Kelly.

To end off the year, we’re joined by one of the most important women working behind-the-scene’s for the UK Space Agency.

As the Head of Human Spaceflight for the UK Space Agency, Libby Jackson is one of Britain’s foremost space experts, also working on all of the Britain’s scientific experiments on the International Space Station.


Her journey started at 17 years old when, on a whim, she emailed NASA asking for Work Experience. A few months later she was at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston doing experience in Mission Control. Most notably, from 2014 - 2016 she acted as spokesperson for Tim Peake’s mission to the ISS.

In her new book, ‘A Galaxy of Her Own’, Libby Jackson tells the stories of 50 inspirational women who have been fundamental to human space exploration - from scientists to astronauts, and more!

Click here to find out more about 'A Galaxy of Her Own'.

James Gilmore interviewed Libby Jackson about the new book, her career in space and innovation in 2018.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Libby Jackson

James Gilmore interviews Libby Jackson from the UK Space Agency about her new book, her career in space and innovation in 2018. (11 minutes)