Tuesday, 16 August 2011
My hoarder mum and me
Jasmine Harman is known for popping up in sun drenched locations and helping Brits find a perfect property abroad as presenter of 'A Place in the Sun - Home or Away'.
However if you tune in to BBC One at 10:35pm this evening you will see an entirely different side of her life.
Jasmine's mother is a compulsive hoarder and her childhood was spent amongst piles of doll's house furniture, discarded magazines, picture frames and figurines spilling out of boxes.
'My Hoarder Mum and Me' is a fascinating incite into life with Hoarding Disorder. According to the Institute of Psychiatry, 3-5% of the population experience hoarding problems. This is potentially 3 million people in the UK alone.
Jasmine hopes to raise awareness and help others with the disorder. She has also set up a website offering advise to hoarders, their family and friends.
Visit www.helpforhoarders.co.uk to find out more.