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Tom Fletcher opens up about his battle with depression

Section: Celebrity Mums

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

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1) Ronan and Storm Keating

Ronan Keating's wife Storm has revealed they are expecting baby number 2! Ronan posted on Instagram: "Another little Keating on the way ♥️" 
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2) Milla Jovovich

Zoolander star Milla Jovovich confirmed her pregnancy news 16 weeks ago on Instagram: "Knocked up again.🤫

"After I found out I was pregnant 13 weeks ago, I had a mixture of feelings ranging between complete joy and utter terror. Because of my age and losing the last pregnancy I didn’t want to get attached to this potential baby too quickly.

"That was obviously not fun and the last few months have been my family and I living on pins and needles waiting for a slew of different test results to come in and spending most of our time in doctors offices.

"Thank goodness we’re in the clear AND we found out that we’ve been blessed with another girl!😆😂🥰 Anyway, wish me and my baby luck! I send you all a lot of love and I’ll keep you posted on my progression! Xoxo m❤️"
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3) Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor

Former Made in Chelsea stars Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor are expecting their first baby together. Millie announced their news on Instagram: "So excited to announce that we're expecting!!! For a sneak peek of the @hellomag photoshoot visit the link in my bio. On the shelves from tomorrow! 🤰🏼👶🏼💗" 
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4) Debbie Stringer and Peter Stringer

Debbie and rugby legend Peter Stringer are expecting their second child. Debbie posted on a picture of Noah touching her bump on Instagram: "Noah already taking the role of big brother very seriously, offering some words of wisdom to baby Stringer. Myself and @stringer9 feeling very grateful 💛" 
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5) Danielle Armstrong

Former TOWIE star Danielle Armstrong announced she is expecting, in a cute social media post.

The 31-year-old captioned the photo with boyfriend Tom, 'The Best Part Of Us Will Be You'.
 
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6) Petra Ecclestone 

Petra Ecclestone is pregnant with her fourth child with fiance Sam Palmer. The 30-year-old is overjoyed to be expecting her first child with Sam. 
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7) Caterina Scorsone

Caterina Scorsone, the Grey's Anatomy star is pregnant with her third child. She shared the news on Instagram: "Our Family's about to get even kookier,"
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8) Iveta Lukosiute

Strictly Come Dancing's professional Iveta Lukosiute is pregnant with her second child with husband Jenya Raytses. They posted on Instagram, holding up their baby scan photo: "After 2 years of unsuccessful tries and 2 consecutive miscarriages, we are happy to share that we are finally expecting a 2nd baby 😀👶🍼 #pregnant #parents #2ndbaby #alloveragain❤️ #happy #family #love" 
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9) Melissa Suffield

The former EastEnders star confirmed she was pregnant by posting a selfie on Instagram four weeks ago as she wrote: "Well, FANCY THAT 🤰🏼"

More recently, Melissa updated her fans about her pregnancy: "Pregnancy is wild y’all. Growing a person is a RIDE. -Cellulite everywhere. Like, arse, arms, thighs, even my knees. It is VERY annoying.

"-My skin refuses to retain moisture. We’re talking a THICK serving of Eight Hour Cream all over my face every single night, and still waking up to a bone dry boat.

"-HAIRY BELLY -The luscious locks I was promised refuse to appear. In fact my scalp feels so dry and tight it actually hurts. Again, nothing works to aid this.

"-Random loud hiccups at any time of day.

"-Following no pattern, and with no warning- the runs. Maybe 5 times a day, maybe once a week. WHO KNOWS.

"-I’m still taking naps. I NEVER nap.

"-The anxiety is real. Will I still be me when I’m a mother? Will everything be ok? WILL MY KID BE A PRICK

"-Pregnancy is lonely - Oh, the headaches. The headaches.

"BUT I’ve been lucky to avoid

"-Vomiting (literally only three times, and one was a truly horrific public experience but that is a hilarious story for another time)

"-Heartburn/indigestion (I think the random hiccups is linked to this but I’ll take them any day

"-Constipation- shitting is better than not shitting in my opinion.

"-My leg hair growth has slowed waaaay down.

"-I’ve been lucky to feel the kid for a while now. The kicks are awesome and very pronounced now. #futuredancer"
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10) Amy Willerton 

The I'm A Celebrity star is now five months pregnant with her first baby with fiance Daniel Day.

She told Hello: "It’s definitely the most wonderful engagement present we could ever wish for." 
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11) Sheridan Smith

The 38-year-old actress announced her baby news during her performance on a cruise ship.

She revealed she had morning sickness and: "I've got a baby on board."

She then added: "I’ve got buckets in each wing and trainers so I can run." 
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12) Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee

Step Up star and dancer Jenna Dewan and her husband and actor Steve Kazee are now expecting their first child together. 

The couple told People: “We are beyond overjoyed and couldn’t be happier to be expanding our family!”
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13) Ali Bastian and David O'Mahony

Ex-Hollyoaks actress Ali Bastian and her husband David O'Mahony revealed they are execting a baby after a heartbreaking miscarriage. The soap star told Hello: "We feel incredibly lucky. The moment I found out, I was so excited I could hardly speak." 
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14) Nadia Essex 

Former Celebs Go Dating star Nadia Essex has announced she is 14 weeks pregnant with 'miracle' baby.

After being told by doctors that she has one per cent chance of conceiving, she wrote on Instagram, "Never been so scared of a magazine coming out as this. But yes darlings I am with child 🎊🤰🏼🎉I don’t have a clue what I am doing so going to need ALL your help and advice!!!! So happy and thankful for this blessing & new chapter. Read my first exclusive interview in today’s @closeronline ❤️💟" 
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15) Ola and James Jordan 

James and Ola Jordan are expecting their first child after their first round of IVF. In an Instagram post, holding a picture of their scan, Ola wrote: "I can’t actually believe I’m writing this but I’m so happy to say James and I are expecting a baby 🤰 We are both so excited to add a little munchkin into our family.

"We have so much love to share and I know James will be the best daddy ever. He’s actually a real softy and already talking to our baby every day close to my belly.

"I’ve been with James for over half of my life and I always said I would never love anyone as much as I love him..... but now I will, just in a very different way.

"I can’t wait to meet this little person growing inside me and give them all the love I possibly can.

"Please get you copy of @hellomagout tomorrow where we share our story of the joy and excitement of becoming parents.

"Big thank you to @hellomag for sharing our story of ivf struggles and now the joy of pregnancy.
I still can’t believe IM HAVING A BABY 👶

Love you all 😘

"P.S. Getting pregnant wasn’t straight forward for us and it’s been a long and emotional journey but we were one of the lucky ones.

"My heart goes out to all those couples still trying for that magical moment and I’ll always keep a prayer in my heart for you."
 
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16) Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas

Former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh is expecting her first child with Ryan Thomas. Looking happy and healthy, Lucy posted a picture of her and Ryan holding up a babygrow on Instagram to share their news: "Best birthday present I’ve ever had 👶🤰 love you @ryanthomas84 ❤️🥰"
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17) Lydia Bright

It's good news for TOWIE's star Lydia Bright as she revealed her baby news on August 19. The reality star wrote on Instagram: "Surprise! Yes, I’m having a baby 👶🏼 ... I’m so excited. For the full story pick up a copy of @hellomag which is out on sale tomorrow with the full shoot and interview." 
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18) Rebekah Vardy and Jamie Vardy

Rebekah Vardy is now expecting her fifth child with footballer Jamie, and they are over the moon. Becky already has two children with Jamie, Sofia and Finley, and, Megan and Taylor from previous relationships. Jamie also has Ella from a previous relationship. 
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19) Anna Williamson

Celebs Go Dating presenter, Anna Williamson is expecting again with husband Alex Di Pasquale. She revealed on Instagram: "Ok, so some of you have spotted my slightly fuller figure of late 😆 - I haven’t just been eating all the pies (but I have certainly consumed a fair few with cravings) 

Well, there’s a reason...my lovely husband and I, and Vincenzo, are expecting our 2nd baby 👶 later in the year. We are absolutely overjoyed 💕"
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20) Jeremy Kyle and fiancée Vicky Burton

Jeremy Kyle and his fiancée Vicky Burton are expecting their first baby together. 
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21) Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin

Supermodel Ashley Graham is going to be a mum with Justin Ervin. She wrote on Instagram with a video of the pair: "Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life. It has been the best journey with my favorite person in the world! Today, we are feeling so blessed, grateful and excited to celebrate with our GROWING FAMILY! Happy anniversary, @mrjustinervin ❤️ Life is about to get even better. 😘"
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22) Anne Hathaway 

Anne Hathaway is now expecting baby number 2. Anne and her husband Adam Shulman had their first child named Jonathan in 2016.

Anne shared the news on Instagram: "It’s not for a movie...⁣⁣#2⁣. All kidding aside, for everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love 💕" 
 
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23) Danielle Panabaker 

Actress Danielle Panabaker and her husband Hayes Robbins are expecting their first baby. Danielle broke the news on Instagram as she posted a picture onto her feed where she was 'eating for two'. 

 
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