FRANKIE Bridge, former star of popular girlband The Saturdays, will be in Reading next month to discuss her new book.

In 'Open', Frankie explores mental health and the importance of asking for help, while drawing on her own experiences.

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The singer will be in conversation with Francesca Perryman at Waterstones, Reading Broad Street, to discuss her ongoing journey from breakdown to breakthroughs through self-loathing, hospitalistion and self-acceptance.

Part narrative exploration, part practical guide, this powerfully intimate book will encourage you to be open about your struggles and seek the help you need while also giving you the push to help those struggling with their mental health.

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Featuring practical guidance and advice from the psychologist and psychiatrist who pulled Frankie back from the brink, Open also includes notes and conversations throughout her mental health journey.

By opening up about her battles, Frankie wants to help a generation of people to be more open about their mental health.

Frankie Bridge is best known as one fifth of 'The Saturdays' and outside of music has established herself as a TV presenter and digital influencer.

Frankie became a Mind ambassador after opening up about her experiences of anxiety, depression and panic attacks, after her hospitalisation in May 2012.

Having initially dealt with these issues in silence, Frankie has been keen to support Mind in making sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Recently, she's been a key player in helping to launch the Mind partnership with Heads Together, as well as lending her support to Time to Talk Day.

She will be at Waterstones, Reading on Monday, February 10 at 7.30pm, where she will also take part in a book signing.