The new BBC documentary Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next shows teenager Harvey Price smashing his college shop in a moment of anxiety as he adjusts to his new life away from home.
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Katie Price fans have praised the care workers at her 19-year-old son Harvey’s school in a new BBC documentary following his first weeks at university.
Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next follows the 43-year-old former glamor model and her son Harvey as he experiences the ups and downs of his first weeks away from home.
Harvey, who lives with Prader-Willi syndrome, visual dysplasia, autism and learning disabilities, says goodbye to his mother to go to National Star College.
The raw documentary shows Harvey having a hard time getting into his new college for the first time, but one scene in particular impressed viewers on Monday night, as it showed Harvey becoming frustrated in the process. first few days and smash college store.
The 19-year-old has always been looked after by university staff, and without his mother Katie there, they had to figure out how to make Harvey feel comfortable adjusting to his new lifestyle.
Insightful university staffers soon realized that the best way to get Harvey to take his medication was to film him doing it for his mother at home.
But as he told about his daily plan during a scene, Harvey couldn’t seem to cope with the expectations placed on him when one of his caregivers told him he was coming. college store.
In anxiety, Harvey put his head against the wall and cried before collapsing to the floor in the difficult scene to watch.
Harvey’s carers soon tried to calm him down and bring him back to the moment by helping him take deep breaths and ‘use his words’ as they reminded him that leaving the signing room Dormitory is very important.
But when he’s stuck with his work experience in the college store, Harvey’s anxiety reaches new heights when he starts banging on the bathroom door.
After calming down a bit, Harvey went back to decorating the store’s walls with a bunch of stars before the staff congratulated him on his hard work.
“Sometimes Harvey needs to break something,” his carer tells the camera. “In that case, we can just keep Harvey as safe as possible. We let him break the item and then we took it off because for Harvey, that’s when it ended. That’s when it’s done. ”
BBC viewers took to Twitter to praise the care workers as they discussed helping Harvey adjust to his new surroundings during the “heartbreaking” scenes.
One person wrote: “Only certain people can do this job. They are angels and deserve more” as another tweeted: “Those people have the patience of saints. “
Another social media user wrote: “This is desirable health and social recognition.”
Another viewer posted: “It was hard for Harvey to change all his habits. You may find that frustration is overwhelming. He, the staff at National Star and his family all work incredibly hard to support him.”
Another viewer wrote: “Love what Harvey does next – an eye-opening exploration of the challenges of being independent for Harvey Price,” as another wrote: “Thanks to Katie Price for giving us that. I see Harvey’s journey.”
Another said: “Absolutely love what Harvey did next. This is the experience of families across the country caring for teens with complex needs transitioning into adulthood. Rarely seen by a mainstream audience. Incredible support available. ”
While the scene might suggest Harvey is deeply upset, his proud mother, Katie, has previously admitted that she ‘come to life’ when she discovered that Harvey had smashed into her room .
The former glamor model, who shares Harvey, with ex-boyfriend Dwight Yorke, revealed that not getting upset with her son because his actions mean he feels ‘extremely stable’ in new environment.
Katie covered up Harvey’s outbursts in a recent interview with OK! The magazine where she admitted that she was relieved when Harvey smashed his stuff because it meant he was comfortable and satisfied with his new environment.
“I told the staff at the university, ‘I’m so glad he did all this because now I know he’s really settled in,'” the proud mother-of-five explained. prefer.
Katie goes on to reveal that Harvey is in safe hands at the university as staff look after him around the clock.
“They’re living and breathing what I’ve had all these years,” she added.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/katie-price-fans-praise-carers-26410570 Katie Price fan praises carers as Harvey destroys college store amid struggles in BBC documentary