Radio presenter Roman Kemp is to front a documentary exploring mental health issues and suicide in young men.
“There’s a growing mental health problem going on right now, and without proper support, the consequences could be devastating,” Kemp said.
Encourage The Suffering People
Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency (working title) will be broadcast on BBC Three.
It will look at what can be done to encourage people to seek help, and what preventive measures can be taken.
The documentary will see Roman taking a closer look at the urgent issue of young men’s mental health, exploring why increasing numbers are taking their own lives and the reasons why so many never ask for help.
The plan will also look at the long-term impact of mental health and suicide problems on the friends and families of those affected.
Raising Awareness And Attention
Roman Kemp is an English radio host and television personality. Since 2014, he has presented the national radio network Capital FM and their own breakfast show since 2017. In 2019, Kemp finished in third place in the nineteenth series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.
Kemp added that he wanted to “bring attention to a subject that is affecting thousands of young men across the country, and show that there are ways to reach those who are suffering and need our help.”
This is a film about Roman’s generation, young men and boys as they become adults, and how he himself could help add to a dialogue that might help those who are struggling in silence.
BBC three director Fiona Campbell believes it is now the channel’s “job” to make such films to provide “solutions” and “to help people who are struggling”.
“This will be a really difficult film for Roman to make and we owe him and everyone else involved a huge thank you for putting trust in us to tell their stories,” she said.