As a member of one of the biggest girl bands in the world, Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson is using her celebrity to highlight an important topic: mental health.
In the wake of Love Island’s, Mike Thalassitis passing and the loss of The Prodigy’s, Keith Flint, discussions on mental health have reached a crescendo.
And it is an important topic to be talking about.
Jesy Nelson, who rose to fame during her time on X Factor and becoming a member of Little Mix, will explore body image and mental health for the BBC documentary.
Growing up in an age of social media selfies, body shaming and trolling, Jesy will investigate how this is having an impact on the mental health of young people.
One in four people will experience mental illness in their lifetime, but sometimes it can be hard for people to open up and talk.
After all, it’s okay not to be okay.
Being a member of the world’s biggest girl group has meant Jesy has lived under the spotlight of scrutiny for many years.
Bringing her experience of living in the public eye for the last seven years to the documentary, Jesy will share her personal journey of mental health and body shaming – alongside chatting to other young people.
Speaking to the BBC, Jesy says:
“This is a project really close to my heart, and 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.”
Jesy Nelson: My Story – currently a working title – is set to air on digital channel BBC Three, before being broadcast on BBC One.
Hopefully, as discussions on mental health increase and a spotlight is shone on the need to improve mental health care, less people will battle with mental illness in silence.