Dani Dyer gained popularity in 2018 after winning Love Island. In January 2021, she welcomed her son, Santiago, but her struggles with anxiety worsened due to the pressures and isolation of motherhood.
Now pregnant with twins, Dani is the subject of an emotionally charged documentary titled Dani Dyer: Is This Anxiety? (1x60'), produced by Summer Films for E4. The film follows her as she candidly discusses her own anxieties, explores why so many new mothers experience the same feelings, and questions why this issue is not talked about more often.
Throughout the documentary, Dani opens up about her personal challenges during her first pregnancy, including the difficulties of dealing with the loneliness that often comes with being a new mother. She also shares how the expectation to be a "good mom" has had a negative impact on her mental health, as well as that of other mothers.
To gain insight into the rise of anxiety among young mothers, Dani reaches out to other moms through her social media channels. This leads to her connecting with a diverse group of mothers who have been affected by anxiety in various ways.
On her film, Dani Dyer said: "Anxiety is a topic that everyone's heard about, but we still don't openly talk about our experiences. It can affect anyone, but as a young mum, it can be overwhelming at a time that's already challenging and daunting. I'm really excited to be working with E4 and Summer Films to explore this topic, remove the stigma associated with mental health and meet other mums in the UK who have struggled with the pressures of what a supposed 'good mum' looks like."
Dani Dyer: Is This Anxiety? will air on E4 and All 4 soon.