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Don’t Make Me Angry (4 Parts)

Synopsis
This series of four programmes features teenagers who decide that their short temper is no longer acceptable. They work with psychologist Dr Rachel Andrew to identify and manage the situations that make them angry. (25 minutes each)

1) Seventeen-year-old Lisa often loses her temper. She has tried visiting psychiatrists and medication, and even tried changing her friends, but to no avail. Her schooling has been affected and she’s been arrested several times. Her relationship with her parents and friends is deteriorating and fears she will end up in prison, so she works with Dr Rachel Andrew for six weeks to try and put a stop to her bad behaviour.
2) Jamie is 16 and lives with his parents and sister in Cleveland. He has low self-esteem, and constant bullying at school has led to a suicide attempt and not attending school for a long time. His parents are frightened of where his anger will lead him, and have called on clinical psychologist Dr Rachel Andrew to work with Jamie for three months to help ease his concerns and lead a happier life.
3) Mikki is 14 and lives with her disabled mother in north London. She lacks self-esteem and has not been to school for some time. Mikki and her mother are moving house, which helps Mikki to visualise a fresh start and is asked to imagine what she would like to leave behind in the old house. An interest in football is used to help Mikki think positively, and also to spend some quality time with her grandmother.
4) Fifteen-year-old Michael has angry, violent outbursts which have led to exclusion from school and he has even attacked his mother with a knife. He lives in Sunbury-on-Thames with his mother and two sisters, and his older sister talks of her worry that he will end up in prison. Dr Rachel Andrew works with Michael for three months, helping him to control his temper. It is revealed that Michael is angry with his father for leaving, and he is frustrated with life in a female-dominated household.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Year of production
2008
Subjects
Psychology; Mental Health and Counselling
Keywords
adolescents; behavioural psychology; behavioural psychotherapy; behavioural therapy; anger management

Online availability

URI
http://www.teachers.tv/series/dont-make-me-angry
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Contributor
Rachel Andrew

Distributor

Name

Teachers’ TV

Email
info@teachers.tv
Web
http://www.teachers.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7182 7430
Address
6-18 Berners Street
London
W1T 3LN
Notes
Funded by the Department for Education, Teachers’ TV was a producer and supplier of over 3,600 free videos and lesson resources to support the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field. Previously broadcast on digital television, the service became exclusively online from 31 August 2010, with programmes being available for free online viewing or download. Thge DfE terminated the contract with Teachers TV and delivery via the website ceased on 29 April 2011, with the programmes being offered to educational distributors free online delivery. Further details from the DfE website Until 29 April 2011 programmes from Teachers Television were streamed on the website and available for download to registered users (free registration). Programmes are aimed at primary and secondary school teachers in all subject areas, as well as headteachers and governors, and include observation of teaching sessions, materials for use in the classroom and discussion of issues relevant to education. Teachers TV was funded by the Department for Education but the contract ended in April 2011 and the programmes are being offered to educational distributors to deliver free at the point of use from their websites. Details of which titles are available in this way are on the DfE website http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/toolsandinitiatives/teacherstv

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