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Fearne Cotton inundated with support after she admits 'sky high' anxiety

Fearne said she's been struggling with her mental health for five months

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Melanie Macleod
Melanie MacleodWellness Editor
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Fearne Cotton's followers, including celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, have inundated her with support after she admitted her anxiety has been 'sky high.'

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In a candid post on Instagram, Fearne wrote: "My anxiety has been sky high this last week," commenting that cold water therapy has been helping her to feel calm. Fearne shared a series of photos of herself wild swimming, and in an ice bath, which prompted Jamie Oliver to comment: "You're brave."

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In the full post, Fearne sang the praises of cold water therapy, writing: "In the last week I’ve upped my cold water therapy. I managed to get to the sea at the weekend and then took a dunk in my mate's ice bath yesterday.

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"Each time it gets a little easier and each time I’m more aware of the benefits."She continued: "My anxiety has been sky high this last week so these moments where my brain can only focus on my deep breaths have been necessary."

fearne cotton ice bath© Photo: Instagram

Fearne Cotton took a dip in her friend's ice bath

The Happy Place podcaster also updated her followers on a mental health milestone, explaining: "On another note, yesterday I drove on the motorway again. I had left it five months so felt the fear big time. I had one surge of panic but rode it out thankfully."

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She sent words of encouragement to her followers too, writing: "If you’ve been putting something off that causes great anxiety do not worry. Go easy on yourself and try when you’re ready.

fearne cotton cold swimming© Photo: Instagram

Fearne loves cold water swimming for the mental health benefits

"It was utterly draining concentrating on the hours journey as I have to sort of close off of the part of my brain that goes into panic but I’m so glad I did it. The small wins! Love and good vibes to you all today."

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