Sky 1 has ordered a special one-off documentary titled Ross Kemp: Invisible Wounded. Hosted by Kemp, the one hour special will look at the effects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on members of the British armed forces. The documentary is expected to air on Sky 1 later this year.
Produced by Freshwater Films, Ross Kemp: Invisible Wounded will explore the devastating effects of mental illness on those who have served in the military. With an estimated 1-in-4 war veterans suffering from depression, addiction or violent outbursts, Ross speaks to those affected, their families the experts, asking what can and is being done to support our service personnel and prevent further suffering.
Speaking of the one-off special, Celia Taylor, Head of Features and Factual at Sky, said: “Ross and the team constantly tackle difficult subjects with intelligence, bravery and an unflinching honesty. I think they are uniquely placed to explore this difficult subject and deliver a moving and powerful film.”
While Ross Kemp added: “For over a decade the nation has witnessed the very visible scars and damage war has had on troops and support workers, but this is not the case of hidden effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and associated conditions. The haunting trauma of war can be carried with these people for many years. I hope this documentary made for Sky 1 will go some way to address the issues, stigmas and ways in which we can help those suffering, safeguarding them for the future.”