Breaking the taboo: Nearly half of new mums suffer extreme thoughts

For some, the idea of having a baby is one filled with joy, love and a dream come true… but for many the realities of pregnancy and parenthood go undetected. A new survey about maternal mental health shows that 43% of new mums suffer extreme or disturbing thoughts whilst almost a quarter of them fear their child will be taken into care if they admit to mental health issues. Which helps explain why a staggering 64% of mums never seek help for their symptoms, leading to fears of a hidden epidemic.

Joining us on the sofa is mum of two Jem Armistead who overcame her extreme fears and anxieties, she’s speaking out to help end the stigma surrounding these issues. Alongside her is Siobhan Freegard, editor of Channel Mum, who’s here to talk about her own experiences, and why she wants mums everywhere to be more open and honest about mental health.

Should first aid be made compulsory in schools?

Nine-year-old Jack saved his father’s life over the breakfast table, thanks to skills he learnt from a video presented by Dr Ranj and shown in his classroom.

With shocking new research showing that 95% adults would not be able to save a life in a first aid emergency, today, three UK charities are calling for it to be made compulsory in schools.

Jack and his dad Keith are here to share their story, and Dr Ranj explains why he's supporting the St John's Ambulance campaign to make changes to the teaching of Sex & Relationship Education and PSHE.

'I've forgiven the drug dealer who killed my daughter'

At 34, Claire Drury had her whole life ahead of her. A bright PHD student, Claire sadly slipped into a dangerous cycle of drug abuse after a series of failed relationships. But sadly, in May last year she died at the hands of a drug dealer, Stephen Perrett, after he gave her a lethal injection of heroin and crack cocaine.

After admitting to manslaughter, Perrett has since been sentenced to six years in jail. But despite Claire's needless death, her father Stephen has found the strength to forgive her killer - instead blaming society for her death. He joins us on the sofa today.

Is it time Britain brought back National Service?

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to plough ahead with a campaign promise to reintroduce compulsory military service nearly two decades after it was scrapped.

Despite concerns that it’s reintroduction could cause France both financial and legal problems, Macron has promised to make sure that all young people spend a month getting 'a direct experience of military life’.

But after 55 years without National Service, could it be time to reinstate it within the UK too? Former RAF Navigator, John Nichol is here alongside Journalist Clare Muldoon to discuss.

Deal or No Deal? Meet Brit bobsleigher Toby Olubi who appeared on quiz show to raise funds!

He’s one fourth of the British bobsleigh team currently competing in the Winter Olympics, but you might recognise Toby Olubi from game shows like Deal or no Deal and The Cube as he attempted to raise funds for the sport.

Toby took up the 94mph sport in 2013 after leaving the teaching profession behind. His ice spikes can cost up to £300 and he's expected to foot the bill when it comes to equipment, travel, training and travel. With minimal funding from UK Sport and the National Lottery, Toby reveals how far he’s come and why he’s adamant to come home with a gold - live from Pyeongchang in South Korea.

POLL: Has the Oxfam scandal put you off donating to them?

This whole sector needs a shake-up. It needs a deep clean.

– Helen Evans

International aid charity Oxfam has been accused of sexual misconduct and abuse both in their UK shops and within their foreign disaster zones.

Whistleblower Helen Evans, the former head of Safeguarding at the charity quit after she says senior bosses ignored her evidence regarding volunteers trading aid for sex in areas like Haiti, as well as cover ups by UK shop managers. It’s even been reported that 123 alleged incidents of sexual harassment have been investigated in the last nine years. And Oxfam’s Deputy Chief Executive Penny Lawrence has also quit as the organisation is warned it could lose more than £30 million of government funding.

I think it’s right that Oxfam should be held to the highest possible standards. We’re ashamed of what happened we apologise for what happened. We want to improve and we want to put things right and we want to be able to explain to our supporters.

– Tim Hunter

As a Charity Commission launches an investigation, and questions are asked about the amount of money which is wasted, we speak to Oxfam's Director of Fundraising Tim Hunter and journalist and former Head of Celebrity Liaison at the charity, Elisa Roche.

Let us know what you think by voting in our poll above.

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'My early-onset dementia diary'

Never think of it as the end, because there is so much you can do

– Wendy Mitchell

It was just a typical day in September 2012 when Wendy Mitchell started to feel fuzzy headed and collapsed whilst running. She took herself to the doctors, who dismissed the incident as old age, little did she know that was the start of early-onset dementia.

I hate quiet weeks when there's nothing on my calendar, because I know dementia is going to win

– Wendy Mitchell

Now, three years since her diagnosis, Wendy’s life has changed beyond imagination, but she remains positive about her condition and has just released her book ‘Somebody I used to know’ - in the hope of spreading the message and wiping away the stigma that comes with dementia.

Should crying babies be banned from cafés?

It was a case of quiet cuppa verses crying baby when staff at a trendy café in London asked a mother to temporarily leave when her baby's crying started to annoy customers.

Stressed and offended, she decided to go, sparking a social media spat. Her friend took to Instagram slamming the café's decision, saying that it 'stinks' that the mum was asked to remove her child. Cafe Owner Fergus Jackson hit back saying that he runs a 'café not a crèche’. So should we ban crying babies from shops and cafés?

We’re joined by mum Nilufer Atik, who thinks the owner was totally out of line, and journalist Kelly Rose Bradford, who thinks mums need to take responsibility for their noisy children. Let us know what you think by voting in our poll above.