To show his support for our mental health campaign Where's Your Head At? Tom Fletcher spoke to us about his experiences with mental health.
"I went through a tough time with depression, and for a long time I didn’t really recognise what that was."
When asked about the hardest emotional battle he's ever faced, Tom said: "I went through a tough time with depression, and for a long time I didn’t really recognise what that was. It was only when I saw a documentary that Stephen Fry had made where he described my brain.
"I was at a particularly low point when I saw it, and it was that that made me reach out and go and speak to someone. It was a really defining moment of my life.
"Now I’m in a really good place, so it’s quite easy to dismiss the significance of it on me, but at the time it was so important that I saw that and went to speak to someone. That really changed my life."
Our campaign Where’s Your Head At? aims to improve the mental health of the nation by ensuring employers look after the wellbeing of their workforce. We want to make it easy for you to talk about your mental health at work, by ensuring that there are trained colleagues on-site who know how to point you in the direction of any help you might need.
Tom added that "admitting you are struggling with anything is the hardest bit. If you’re overwhelmed or stressed or feeling depressed, the first and most challenging bit is recognising that yourself and telling someone about it.
"That's first and most significant step. Talk to someone, whether that’s your partner, a family member or a professional."
We need YOUR help to make it a legal requirement to have a trained mental health first aider in every workplace or college. Please sign our petition at wheresyourheadat.org and use the hashtag #WheresYourHeadAt to support the campaign.
Now read: 14 celebrities due to give birth in 2018
Sophie Ellis-Bextor is about to become a mum of five. The 39-year-old singer, best known for hits like Murder On The Dancefloor and Catch You, announced the news on the radio. Sophie and husband Richard (of the band The Feeling) have four sons together: 14-year-old Sonny, 9-year-old Kit, 6-year-old Ray and 2-year-old Jesse.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Richard Jones
She's expecting on January 11, the same day as her seventh album release.
35-year-old Billie Piper is expecting her third child, her first with boyfriend Johnny Lloyd. Billie's previously spoken of her desire to have lots of kids, she already has 2 sons, Winston and Eugene, with ex-hubby Laurence Fox. She's likely to give birth early 2019!
Billie Piper and Johnny Lloyd
Richard Gere and his wife Alejandra Silva are expecting their first child together, but they kept the news secret until they told the Dalai Lama, who gave their unborn child a blessing. Gere will become a father for the second time just before his 70th birthday. In September, Alejandra was thought to be 5 months pregnant...so their little one should be with us in January.
Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva
April Love Geary announced her second pregnancy with Robin Thicke on instagram through an adorable post of her now 6-month-old daughter, Mia playing with a sonogram. She wrote: “Well someone is going to be a big sister next year! We’re so excited to share with y’all that I’m expecting again!” April is due on hubby Robin Thicke's birthday, 10 March.
Robin Thicke and April Love Geary
On 15th October 2018 Kensington Palace officially confirmed the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child. They will welcome their little bundle of joy into the world in Spring 2019.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Amy Schumer is pregnant with her first child and she announced it in the best way! She announceed it on Instagram on 23rd October 2018 with a photoshopped picture of her and her husband Chris Fischer's faces on a picture of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer
Her caption told fans to visit the Instagram page of political journalist Jessica Yellin, where the announcement was made, amid drawing attention to the importane of the US midterm elections.
Amy said to the Los Angeles Times "Chris and I are thrilled and almost positive he's the father. I look forward to competing with Markle every step of the way". Her baby will be due around the same time as Megan's, so we predict May 2019 is likely.