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People's Concerns

Interviews with people about their experiences of bullying, cults, agoraphobia, student life, mild hypothermia, sight loss, cycling hazards, and how they have dealt with them.

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Importance Of Reflective Cycling Gear
(Duration: approx. 2 minutes)

"Had I not had those on, the car would have had to brake very sharply and may well have hit me"

Cured Of Agoraphobia
(Duration: approx. 2 minutes)

"After that, we built it up to going to one shop ... and built it up to two shops ... and then back home. And gradually I became all-right again and managed to get out."

Getting The First Stages Of Hypothermia While Mountain Climbing In Early September
(Duration: approx. 3 minutes)

"I did have a jumper in my bag but foolishly I never put this on"

Becoming a Victim Of Mind Control - Getting Involved In a Cult
(Duration: approx. 9 minutes)

"It then took me eleven months to recover from just two and a half weeks' involvement."
--Ian Haworth, ex-cult member and founder of the Cult Information Centre

Dealing With School Bullying
(Duration: approx. 6 minutes)

"The headmistress there decided that I would end up putting matches in boxes, and she wouldn't let me take my O Levels. She was actually worse than all the pupils because of downing me all the time, making me out to be a failure, which I'm not, because since I left I've got my NVQ level 1; I've got my RSA Audio Typewriting; GCSE French, grade A, ..."

University Life - including the fun side.
Could encouraging people to stay on at school like this be a cure for truant and misbehavior in school in some cases - incentive rather than coersion?
(Duration: approx. 30 minutes)

"University is one of the best places you can go"

Coping With Sight Loss
(Duration: approx. 20 Minutes)

"You do learn in time that you have to walk slower; you have to approach things with a carefulness that you're not going to hurt yourself"

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