Coronation Street's Beverley Callard reveals new 'hope' in depression battle

Coronation Street actress Beverley Callard has said she has hope in her battle with depression after finding a new doctor. The star, who has played Liz McDonald on the soap for more than 20 years, is currently taking some time off work as she struggles with her mental health, but she took to Twitter this week to reassure her fans.

"Had a good day today, things are on the up!" she told her followers on Tuesday, followed by a second tweet that read: "Saw a new doctor today. Got hope!"



Beverley Callard has said she has new 'hope' in her battle with depression

The 59-year-old has also publicly thanked her Corrie friends for all their support. "Had so many messages from the crew. It's fab!" she wrote. "We have the best crew in the world! Love 'em!"

She then added: "My chums at work are amazing – Kate Ford, Sue Cleaver, Simon Gregson and Claire King, Ali King and everyone! You're fab. X."

Beverley previously revealed that her latest bout of depression was brought on by a change in her medication. She wrote online: "Been battling the demons of depression! One of the meds I'm on has been stopped by pharmaceutical company, apparently it doesn't make money."

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The actress recently revealed she has been struggling with a change in her medication

She added: "I'm getting there!!! Thanks so much for all your good wishes xxxx."

The actress has been open about her struggles with mental health. In 2014, she told Piers Morgan's Life Stories that she had come close to taking her own life "maybe half a dozen times".

She said: "It wasn't a cry for help at all. I'd known for quite a while that I wasn't myself, but I didn't really know what to do about it.


Beverley has played Liz McDonald for more than 20 years

''I was going to work and I was still filming and I didn't really talk to anyone about it and on that day they took me into The Priory in the early hours of the next morning.

"My husband John and my doctor said, I looked like a 100-year-old woman. They tried different medications but none of them seemed to work.''