Little Mix star Jesy Nelson is making a new documentary for BBC3 investigating body image and mental health.
The film, which has the working title Jesy Nelson: My Story, will examine how social media – and the selfies, body shaming and trolling that come with it – is having a “profound impact” on young people’s mental health.
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Mental health awareness is something we should all be talking about more. Having suffered myself I decided I want to do something about it. So I’m pleased to announce I'm making a film with the BBC, telling my own personal story and exploring how social media, body shaming and trolling is effecting the mental health of young people. More details coming soon. @bbcone @bbcthree
Nelson is expected to speak about her own “very personal experiences” of mental health having lived under intense media scrutiny as a young woman in a successful girl band, as well as interviewing numerous young people.
“This is a project really close to my heart,” said Nelson. “I’m delighted to be working with the BBC on a documentary that will both challenge me personally and also highlight a hugely important issue affecting young people today.”
The documentary will premiere on BBC3 before it airs on BBC1.
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