BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need announce new documentary Dr Alex: Our Mental Health Crisis

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Dr Alex George will follow the personal journeys of young people from all over the UK who are living with mental health issues. 

Many children and young people are feeling the short, medium and long-term impacts of poor mental health and emotional wellbeing, effects which have been made worse by the pandemic.

Produced by Dragonfly North, George will uncover the range of mental health problems young people are facing and how BBC Children in Need funded projects and other charities are helping make a tangible change.

BBC announces charity special ‘The Big Night In’

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The BBC’s biggest charitable partners, Comic Relief and BBC Children in Need, are coming together for the first time ever for The Big Night In to celebrate those going the extra mile to help their communities throughout these difficult times.   

The live show aims to provide some light relief and entertainment, with some famous faces joining from home for some live music performances, big surprises and ‘money can’t buy’ prizes in an effort to support and cheer up whoever they can.