Helen Flanagan opens up about her battle with anxiety

Helen reveals that she has suffered with anxety her whole life

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by Hannah Mellin |

In a frank interview, former Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan opens up about her battle with anxiety, and credits motherhood for making her strong enough to come off her medication.

The former Coronation Street actress took a huge leap out of the spotlight and the soap in 2012 to start a family with her footballer boyfriend Scott Sinclair.

They welcomed their little girl, Matilda, last year and Helen credits motherhood for 'changing her outlook on life.'

Opening up to Faboulous magazine, she said: "I've always struggled with anxiety. It's horrible and can control your life.

"Matilda inspires me to be the best person I can be and I don't want to pass any negative energy or behaviour down to her so I've been seeing a therapist once a week and things have improved."

Helen also admitted that she realises that her anxiety will never disappear and will be something that she will have to work on every single day.

"Cognitive behavioural therapy gets to the root of any problem, so I feel in a good place now. But I don't take medication any more."

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