August 16, 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 to find out more.

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