Helen Flanagan reveals shock health diagnosis after split from Scott Sinclair

Helen Flanagan has revealed that she was diagnosed with psychosis after “emotionally struggling” with her break-up from her ex-fiancé Scott Sinclair.
The actress, 33, was diagnosed after suffering a “bad reaction” to her ADHD medication.
The mother-of-three took to Instagram to give her fans an update on her mental health, after pulling out of her theatre tour earlier this year.

Addressing her months long absence from social media, Helen wrote: “So basically I really struggled mental health wise December/ January.”
“I felt really not great in my head over Christmas and I didn’t really feel that much different when I took the kids away for new year… I had a lot of difficult things going on things I just can’t talk about on Instagram.”
“I felt terrible, so I was due my theatre tour which I was excited about so when I came back from holiday I thought it was best for me to take some medication so I’d feel better and be able to cope better with being a working single mum of three and I was emotionally struggling with the break up from the father of my kids…”
“But I had a really bad reaction though to the medication (an ADHD medication) and it sent me into a psychosis for a few days which I didn’t know I was in.”

Helen also addressed pulling out of her role in Cluedo: The Stage Play, writing: “This bad reaction though was a few days before rehearsals were starting and sadly I just wasn’t mentally well enough to do it.”
“I was heartbroken as I’ve always been professional as an actress but i needed to stay at home and feel better for me and my kids, with the help of my amazing parents.
“I’ve always been honest on here and I feel in a really good happy place now. Therapy can be amazing and I feel like I’ve worked on myself with things that were quite tough to me but I feel lighter now 🦋✨ anyway sending love and please be kind 💗💗💗.”
The actress was replaced by Ellie Leach in the stage production, and Helen managed to support her former co-star as she headed to watch the show.

 
She posted a snap of the two to her Instagram and said: “Miss Scarlett @ellielouiseleach 👸💗✨ you were unreal 😍 the show was amazing @cluedostageplay must see ❤️✨”
Helen split from footballer Scott Sinclair, 35, in October 2022 after 13 years together.
The pair share three children – daughters Matilda, 7, and Delilah, 5, as well as son Charlie, 2 – and continue to co-parent together.
Helen previously told The Sun: “I co-parent with Scott. We were together for a long time. So he lives with his mum in Bristol and I live in Manchester with the kids. I get on really well with Scott’s mum.”

“I was with Scott aged 19-31, so that’s why I get on so well with his mum. So honestly it makes my life so easy because we hang out together. It’s really nice. It’s pretty drama-free as I get on really well with her.”
“The kids see their dad all the time, they see their nana a lot. We’re always in Birmingham a lot to meet with the kids halfway.”