The former Corrie star has come a long way

To many, she is the squeaky actress who kept us all entertained on I’m A Celebrity back in 2014.

But in a recent interview, Helen Flanagan has displayed a completely different side to what – and has bravely opened up about her journey with her mental health.

More: Kristina Rihanoff reveals the painful truth behind her childbirth 

Read: All the Latest Celebrity News 

The former Coronation Street actress has spoken out candidly about her new life as a mother. Since giving birth to adorable daughter Matilda in June 2015, she’s taken a step out of the spotlight – but she’s made it absolutely clear that she couldn’t be happier!

‘I absolutely love being a mum and every stage of it,’ she told Fabulous magazine. ‘She’s my dream come true.’

Helen and Matilda - aww!

Helen and Matilda – aww!

After calling herself ‘the broodiest woman in Britain’ in 2013, she was over the moon to fall pregnant with her footballer partner Scott Sinclair, within a few months. However, 25-year-old Helen also told truths about some of the more sombre elements of her life – and admitted that she’s been seeing a therapist to help with her anxiety.

‘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 for a while and things have really improve.’

Helen’s been open about mental health for quite a few years, and first revealed her diagnosis with ADHD and bipolar disorder in 2012. However, she’s come a long way since:

‘CBT [cognitive behavioural therapy] gets to the root of any problem, so I feel in a good place now,’ she continued. ‘It’s something I will always work on, but I don’t take medication any more.’

Glad to hear she’s doing so well!