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TV Request - Teenage weight issue

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MEDIA: Jodie Thu 18-Jul-19 11:18:15

ARE YOU A TEENAGER BETWEEN 16-19 YEARS OLD STRUGGLING WITH YOUR WEIGHT?

ARE YOU A PARENT WORRIED ABOUT YOUR OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE TEENAGER?

Following our previous Channel 4 documentary series - ‘Shut-ins’ - broadcast in January 2019 we are now making a programme tracking the lives of teenagers who have become seriously overweight and are at risk of heading towards morbid obesity and health issues as young adults.

We will be working with some of the country's leading medical professionals and we may be able to help you with expert treatment and support.

You might have struggled to seek or find support from health care authorities.

Perhaps you struggle to change eating habits for psychological reasons and need the courage to make a brave lifestyle change.

We’d love to hear from you!

So if you – or someone you know - fits this description and you would like to find out more please get in touch on:

casting.shutins@blinkfilmsuk.com // 0203 150 0777
Please note: we can only accept applications from 16 to 19 year olds

NOTE TO FAMILIES

Blink Films is a BAFTA award winning production company based in London and Ireland. Blink has produced over 400 hours of factual, documentaries, features, factual entertainment, drama-doc and comedy programming since 2007.
Our award-winning programmes are noted for their intelligence, warmth and creativity and we take pride in tackling the sensitive subjects with integrity and respect
Our programmes rely on strong relationships with all our contributors and this is even more important when dealing with young people and potentially vulnerable people.
As such our aim is to include family members and an individual’s support network both on and off screen throughout the process of filming and researching for this new programme, dealing with childhood obesity.
If your child or child in your care is interested in speaking to us or has spoken to us for an initial conversation about the possibility of becoming involved in this programme we will aim to contact you with their knowledge. If at any time through the process you would like to speak to a member of the Blink Films team to find out more about the aim of the programme, you potential involvement or your child’s potential involvement please contact series producer Rachel Coughlan on casting.shutins@blinkfilmsuk.com // 0203 150 0777

Evidencebased Thu 18-Jul-19 11:24:11

16-19 yr olds with weight and self-image problems?
To be on national TV?
To be described as 'shut-ins' ?

And this would be helpful to them , how exactly?

I would have thought this was almost exactly the last thing that teens with problems needed.

AlexaShutUp Thu 18-Jul-19 11:26:57

My dd is a very healthy weight, thankfully, but I can't imagine that any worried parents of teenagers would want to go on TV to talk about this problem. It would be utterly humiliating for the child, surely.

There are other ways of getting professional help if anyone needs it!

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