Saffron Barker reveals she was ‘in the worst place’ before lockdown as she opens up on mental health

Saffron Barker is a YouTube star with millions of fans looking up to her daily.

With a busy career, from taking part in Strictly Come Dancing last year to launching a brand new range with In The Style recently, the only way is up for the stunning blonde.

But, the coronavirus lockdown has caused everyone’s lives across the nation to change – some for the better and some for the worse.

But, 19 year old Saffron has admitted the stop to normal life was a welcome break for her.

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Speaking candidly with OK! online, Saffron revealed she was in the “worst place” when it came to her mental health before lockdown.

Strictly Come Dancing star Saffron told us: “I think, quite honestly, during this lockdown I’ve spent a lot of time on self.

“Just before lockdown I was probably in the worst place that I’ve been in, mentally, just because I had no time for myself.”

She continued: “I was hotel hopping every day in London. Work was amazing but, actually mentally, in myself I was in the worst place because I had no time to myself whatsoever.”


The young YouTube star has continued to make videos for her channel and even launched two ranges with the clothing brand in two months, but it is still a slower pace than her usual everyday life.

Explaining what she as been doing with the extra time gifted to her by the government rules, she said: “Actually, for me, I’ve taken this time, not only to spent time with myself, but fitness is now a huge part of my life.

“It’s something I’ve always loved but now I look at fitness in a different way. I used to just want to work out just to get fit and to change my body but now I look at it to actually get stronger and fitter. And it’s something I’m really passionate about now.

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“So I’ve been spending most my time working out and finding a stability in that. So that’s something I’ve absolutely loved and hopefully something I can keep up now.”

Social media influencer Saffron has also been getting her followers involved in her new-found love.

She said: “I’ve been doing loads of live workouts on my Instagram and it’s actually been so much fun because I am fitter than last year.

“Thousands and thousands of people have been tuning in and getting involved and saying how much it has helped them, as well.”

Saffron Barker’s clothing range by In The Style is available at online at www.inthestyle.com

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