Fans praise Holly Willoughby as she urges people not to suffer in silence

Naomi Gordon
·2-min read
Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Holly Willoughby was praised by fans on This Morning on Monday (11th January) as she implored viewers who may be struggling alone as a result of lockdown and tougher restrictions not to suffer in silence.

Discussing claims that the country could be in for tougher lockdown measures, Holly showed compassion by urging those in need to reach out for help and speak to someone.

"Hearing news like this, be it just rumour, or tittle tattle, or be it the truth of what we are facing later on, if you are struggling, and you've been OK up until now and this is the thing that tips you over the edge, the most important thing is do not suffer in silence," Holly told viewers.

"You may not be able to see that person or get into that support bubble but you can ask for help, you can call someone... There are the Samaritans, there's Calm... We have lots of helplines on our app.

"Do not do this on your own. Because nothing that you're going through is worth that."

Fans thanked Holly for her kind words, with one commenting: "Very well said."

Another added: "Hit the nail on the head, don't do this alone - ask for help. My inbox is always open for anyone."

The NHS also offers the following advice about coronavirus and looking after your mental wellbeing:

The NHS advises that those in need talk about their feelings to a friend, family member, health professional or counsellor, or contact Samaritans - call: 116 123 or email: jo@samaritans.org if you need someone to talk to.

People can also search and download relaxation and mindfulness apps or online community apps from the NHS apps library.

Get help from Calm here, which has a page dedicated to those worried about lockdown restrictions.

This Morning airs on weekdays on ITV.

We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk).

Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov.

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