BBC Tv Presenter Jasmine Harman offer’s help and councelling to compulsve hoarder’s.
We are always pleased when the issue of compulsive hoarding is given more prevalence, and this happened recently when a documentary was shown on BBC One.
As a London house clearance company we can advise that with incidents of hoarding, the lives of the hoarders and their loved ones can be badly affected. This was the situation which was portrayed in the recent documentary that was aired on BBC One, ‘My Hoarder Mum and Me’.
The documentary followed TV presenter Jasmine Harman and her mum, Vasoulla, who is a compulsive hoarder. Film crews entered her home and viewers saw for themselves the devastating effects that compulsive hoarding can have on everyone living in the properly.
Vasoulla was aware that she had a problem, but like so many other victims of the condition she did not know how to do anything about it even though her children suffered because of it. The living space was taken up with countless items so that there was hardly any space to move, and she even had to chop vegetables straight into a saucepan due to the lack of space on the work surfaces.
The film followed the family over a number of months, during which Jasmine did manage to achieve some success. Together they went through the items in the home, and this showed just how much Vasoulla was attached to possessions which anyone else would classify as junk. But in the end they did manage to get lots of stuff thrown out.
Jasmine also went to America for some professional help and met Jessie Sholl, the author of ‘Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother’s Compulsive Hoarding’. However, the news was not good as Sholl told her that hoarders will never stop hoarding, no matter what is done to help them.
The documentary was effective in raising the issue of hoarding in the UK, not just for the sufferers but also for the family members. Hopefully an increased awareness of the issue will lead to greater help being provided.
The screening of ‘My Hoarder Mum’ and Jasmine’s dedication to helping other’s in the same situation, has encouraged and inspired people all over the country to help sufferers and physically address situations that may have carried on for years, sometimes resuulting in serious health and safety issues.
Jeffrey Avery & Associates work with the BBC and in helping Jasmine to find hoarders who need help. Jasmine has a website and blog post and by following the link in the next section. In her blog people talk about their problems and real life situations on a daily basis, and even if you don’t wish to moderate, maybe you can read about peoples situations, absorb the facts and benefit from them, and Jasmine or myself will be happy to help, so if you need help or advice please call Jeffrey Avery directly on 0800 567 7769
|NEW BBC DOCUMENTARY|
|TV presenter Jasmine Harman and her extraordinary mother Vasoulla, recently touched our nation’s hearts in the critically acclaimed BBC film ‘My Hoarder Mum and Me’. In telling their intimate story, we got a glimpse of the heartbreaking struggle that is Compulsive Hoarding, a condition that affects 3 million families in the UK. In making the documentary, our goal was to reflect hoarding disorder in a sensitive, respectful and realistic way – and we hope to do the same with our next film.|
|The production company Twofour and the BBC are now making a new documentary that will revisit Vasoulla to see her progress and meet and try and help other families in Britain that are struggling with hoarding. We really need more brave people, like Vasoulla, to share their stories. Please get in touch if you would like to be involved. We want to relieve the stigma and raise awareness of this prevalent condition and support the campaign to get more help for hoarders.|
|If you are a hoarding sufferer or a family member, friend or carer of a hoarder and would like to meet Jasmine and get help through being part of this film please get in touch with Gemma at Twofour|
|Telephone: (020) 7438 1869 email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|or contact Jasmine via her website: http://www.helpforhoarders.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=97|
For house clearance involving compulsive hoarding anywhere in the uk please get in touch with us for help and assistance on 0800 567 7769