Airdate: Kids on the Edge

SBS screens a new UK documentary series, Kids on the Edge.

This is a 3 part series which debuted in 2016.

Unprecedented numbers of our children are being diagnosed with mental health disorders, being medicated, or are facing a crisis of identity. For nearly a hundred years the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has been at the forefront of exploring young minds. This series, with exclusive access to the Trust, goes behind the doors at the Tavistock for the first time.

Series One, Episode One: The Gender Clinic
Ash and Matt are two of the children who regularly visit the gender clinic. Ash, who is eight years old and lives as a girl, has just moved to a new primary school, where no-one knows she was born a boy. She doesn’t want to tell her new friends her secret in case she is bullied again. Matt doesn’t want to talk about his gender, or the fact that he was born a girl – this is not helped by his diagnosis of autism and his problems with communicating. He just wants people to accept him.

Sunday, 18 March at 11.25pm on SBS.

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