Joey Essex: Grief and me. 16 Jun 2021. BBC2

Blumenthal, Stephen (2021) Joey Essex: Grief and me. 16 Jun 2021. BBC2. [Film/Video]

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After ten years in the reality TV spotlight, it might appear that everything in Joey Essex’s life is ‘reem’. But fame and a luxury lifestyle haven’t been able to heal the grief he has kept inside for 20 years. Now, as he turns 30, Joey wants to embark on a deeply personal journey to take stock of his life and, for the sake of his future, finally confront his past. Every year, 41,00 young people lose a parent in the UK. At the age of just ten, Joey’s world was ripped apart when his mum tragically took her own life. Unable to comprehend the loss, Joey has spent the next 20 years of his life burying his grief. He has kept his emotions hidden, rarely spoken about his mother and avoided having pictures of her in his home. But now, as he leaves his twenties behind, he is ready to confront his trauma so he can move forward with his life. With the help of a clinical psychologist, Dr Stephen Blumenthal.

Item Type: Film/Video
Subjects: Emotions, Affective Psychology > Attachment/Affectional Bonds
Emotions, Affective Psychology > Grief/Mourning/Loss
Families > Mother Child Relations
Media Appearances > Film/Video
Department/People: Adult and Forensic Services

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