TV series looking to help estranged families reconnect

Social media is great for reconnecting with people but it can prove difficult when an actual meeting takes place.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 1:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 1:56 pm

The producers of a new Channel 4 series helping estranged families to reconnect are looking for any of our readers who want to take part.

Are you aged 17+ and lost touch with your mum, dad or sibling?

Have you seen them on social media or know where to find them?

Are you ready to make contact, but need help reaching out?

A brand-new Channel 4 programme could help support you through the next big step.

In today’s world, it’s never been easier to connect with people quickly.

In ‘One Click Away’ (working title) we follow young people as they use social media and mobile technology to contact a family member they’ve never met or not seen for a long time.

Whilst the simplicity of connecting online might appeal, knowing how to navigate what happens next can be difficult, without additional support.

This programme will bring two family members together for four days, whilst they get to know each other (again), under the guidance and experience of independent reunification specialists.

Whilst not every attempt will be successful, these experts are highly experienced in helping families to reunite, and the hope is that positive and lasting relationships will be forged.

For more information, visit

Your application will be treated in confidence and there is no obligation to take part.
If you are under 18, ask a parent/guardian to call or email on your behalf. Applications close 1st June

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