GEMMA COLLINS TO EXPLORE SELF-HARM CRISIS FOR CHANNEL 4
Gemma reveals a new, vulnerable side to herself as she opens up for the first time about her personal relationship with self-harm.
Meeting other people who have experience of self harm and hearing their stories, Gemma will explore how bullying, self esteem issues and the impact of social media can contribute to young people struggling with their mental health.
Gemma will hear from experts to learn how to spot signs in family and friends and learn about what support is out there for those struggling with self harm. Reliving her own painful experiences, Gemma will use this film to push for greater awareness and understanding of this all too common issue.
Lee McMurray, commissioning editor for Channel 4 said; “Gemma Collins has taken the brave decision to open up about her own experience with self-harm. As an instantly recognisable and relatable figure we applaud her courage in revealing her own struggles, and hope this film and her insight will spark vitally important conversations around young people and self-harm”.
Rachel Arnold, Creative Director, Definitely added: “This isn’t Gemma as a celebrity, this is a woman being her authentic self. In confronting her own demons, and trying to understand what’s behind these shocking statistics, this film will be relatable for millions of people across the country who are struggling with self harm.”
The film will go out later in the year.