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Generation You on Mental Health

30th April 2017 | Advice / Opinion

Generation You on Mental Health

Mental health is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most important topics of the past decade.

Only now are people cross-generation starting to wake up to the fact that mental health needs to be cared for as much as physical health – with a rise in the amount of therapists and facilities being made available for young people in particular facing mental health issues.

Growing up is one of the most stressful periods of your life – with natural anxiety surrounding your friends, your appearance, who you fancy and more taking up much of your time, it is important to make sure that the young people of today and tomorrow have the right tools to grow up happily. With increased stress from social media and, let’s not forget, exams and education thrown in – our young people are reported to have never been more stressed and depressed.

Amazing work is being done, and with the Royal Family coming out over the past few weeks discussing the importance of paying attention to our mental health, Chloe Combi and James Gilmore discussed the matter on-air on Generation You.

James Gilmore: There’s nothing more important than to make sure that every single person in the world can wake up and feel like they can live the rest of the day happily and content and that they’re comfortable with the idea that they can go to bed that evening and be happy again to wake up the next day. If we can’t achieve that much, as a society, then I think our priorities are in the wrong place.

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Hyer's Highlights: The benefits of leaving the EU

2nd April 2017 | Advice / Opinion

Hyer's Highlights: The benefits of leaving the EU

The UK voted for sovereignty. The UK voted for power.

But the period of British control is over. Its destiny is now in the hands of others.

The Prime Minister described the triggering as a “moment of celebration for some, disappointment for others”, acknowledging the 48% who wanted to stay in the EU for one of the first times.

In her letter to European Council President Donald Tusk, May adopted a relatively conciliatory tone. Nonetheless, Tusk, in a brief statement, he admitted it was not “a happy day for him or for the EU and promised to begin arrangements for the UK’s “orderly withdrawal”, before wishing us goodbye.

For a lot of people, that was the first time they had seen Donald Tusk on TV, which has always been part of the problem. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, speaking in Malta, also called it a “day of sadness”, whilst French President Francois Hollande said that while Brexit was “sentimentally painful” for and “economically painful” for Britain.

But Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator, said he would not accept any attempt to “bargain” between trade and security, adding: “I think the security of our citizens is far too important to start a trade off from one for the other.” Equally, opposition MPs accused her of jeopardising public safety by attempting to use security co-operation as a “bargaining chip” in the forthcoming negotiations.

Benji Hyer asked listeners to tell him something good about the path the UK is heading down. One listener, Lee, had a sense of optimism. Here’s what happened.

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Hyer's Highlights: USA isn't the leader of the free world

19th March 2017 | Advice / Opinion

Hyer's Highlights: USA isn't the leader of the free world

This past week, Trump was visited by Germany’s Angela Merkel.

In a tense press conference and meeting, Trump defended his Obama wiretapping claims and refused to shake hands with the German Chancellor. Trump shook Abe’s hand like he might rip it off but snubbed Merkel when she offered hers; he is weirding out America’s allies, and was outclassed bigly by Merkel, who exposed him as the petulant, misogynistic buffoon that he is.

It’s no surprise; comparing the intellectual acumen of Merkel with Trump is like observing the difference between the ocean and an inflatable backyard pool. He sounded like an imbecile next to Merkel, who actually understands diplomacy and foreign policy; he’s totally in over his head. The body language and obvious discomfort, hostility and resentment between Trump and Merkel looked worse than the painful Obama-Netanyahu dynamic; he couldn’t stand to even look at her!

Donald Trump, once again, focused on the issues that he campaigned on: trade, immigration control, military strength and manufacturing jobs. Angela Merkel, on the other hand, focused on the benefits of globalism, openness to refugees and the need to negotiate a “safe and secure solution for Ukraine”. Afterwards, Trump wrote on Twitter that “despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel”. He then went on to lecture her and other European allies on NATO duties.

When I asked listeners: Is Merkel now the leader of the free world? one listener, Max from Texas replied: “If Merkel is so great, why did she mess up the refugee situation? And, another thing. Would it hurt her to learn “English’? Most German citizens speak or understand English at least a bit. Incredible that she needs interpreters to follow her everywhere while…