Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Holly, 21, reveals she spent three months after assault


Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Holly has revealed she spent three months in a mental health hospital after suffering PTSD from sexual assaults.

Speaking on her 21 & Over with Holly Ramsay podcast, the 21-year-old detailed how she was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder at university, which was the result of two sexual assaults when she was 18. 

She left Ravensbourne University after one year and was admitted to the Nightingale Hospital in Marylebone, London’s only private mental health hospital. 

Emotional: Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Holly has revealed she spent three months in a mental health hospital after suffering PTSD from sexual assaults

Holly gave the heartbreaking account, as she said: ‘I went to university, studied fashion design, and I loved it. But by the second half of the first year I was being affected by my PTSD and I had no idea that this was happening.

‘I was going out a lot, missing class because I’d been out. I wasn’t enjoying myself. I was struggling a lot. The PTSD was a result of two sexual assaults when I was 18…

‘I didn’t tell anyone about it until a year afterwards. I just buried it in a box in the back of my mind. [In hospital] is was where I was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and depression.

‘Since then, I have been in therapy up to three times a week. I now have these diagnoses that I carry around with me. It’s confusing and I’m trying to take control of my narrative and use that to make something good.’ 

Open and honest: Speaking on her 21 & Over with Holly Ramsay podcast, the 21-year-old detailed how she was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder at university, which was the result of two sexual assaults when she was 18

Open and honest: Speaking on her 21 & Over with Holly Ramsay podcast, the 21-year-old detailed how she was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder at university, which was the result of two sexual assaults when she was 18

Taking to Instagram upon the release of the podcast, Holly penned: ‘Wow. I hope by listening, we can continue to break the stigma surrounding our mental health…

‘Asking for help is not only the bravest thing you can do, but it is also your first step to reaching a happier & healthier you’.  

She then gave a nod to her father Gordon, 54, her mother Tana, 46, her twin, Jack, sisters Megan, 23, and Matilda, 19, and baby brother Oscar, two. 

Sweet:  She then gave a nod to her father Gordon, 54, her mother Tana, 46, her twin, Jack, sisters Megan, 23, and Matilda, 19, and baby brother Oscar, two

Sweet:  She then gave a nod to her father Gordon, 54, her mother Tana, 46, her twin, Jack, sisters Megan, 23, and Matilda, 19, and baby brother Oscar, two

Holly said: ‘It’s brought me closer to them in many ways.’

She previously said: ‘I’ve lost friends. It’s definitely a journey. But I hope that by speaking out I can help other people…

‘I hope we can continue to break the stigma surrounding our mental health. Asking for help is not only the bravest thing you can do, but it is also your first step to reaching a happier & healthier you.’

Candid: 21 And Over With Holly Ramsay is billed as: 'A podcast for those who struggle with anxiety, self-doubt, mental health and creating identities in today’s world'

Candid: 21 And Over With Holly Ramsay is billed as: ‘A podcast for those who struggle with anxiety, self-doubt, mental health and creating identities in today’s world’

21 And Over With Holly Ramsay is billed as: ‘A podcast for those who struggle with anxiety, self-doubt, mental health and creating identities in today’s world…

‘Join Holly Ramsay as she opens up and shares her journey with mental health along with other guests, advocates, musicians and more. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, but most of all we’ll learn to celebrate our growth and what’s to come in the future!’

The Ramsay family have long been staunch mental health campaigners, with mum Tana previously revealing that the family use exercise to help with trauma. 

We are family: Holly said: 'It's brought me closer to them in many ways' (The Ramsays pictured in 2016)

We are family: Holly said: ‘It’s brought me closer to them in many ways’ (The Ramsays pictured in 2016)

On exercise and mental health, she said: ‘What it does is allow you to process things. Whether it is cycling and chatting together, or running and having a cry on your own, you have to have that release…

‘You also have to have those moments where you allow yourself to feel really sad, when you’re thinking, “Why me?” We’re all going to think like that occasionally. It means we can handle it. It has drawn us together as a family.

‘It’s also important to talk with the children and not just think everything is fine. Gordon’s a really big one for talking. Sometimes I just say to him “Seriously?”, and he’s like: “No, we have to talk about it.” Sometimes that’s irritating’.

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Stepping out: Holly's mother Tana Ramsay stepped out in London on Wednesday after her daughter spoke about spending three months in a mental health hospital

Outing: The cookery book writer, 46, looked stylish as she met friends for lunch at The Ivy Chelsea Garden on King's Road

Stepping out: Holly’s mother Tana Ramsay stepped out in London on Wednesday after her daughter spoke about spending three months in a mental health hospital

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