Actress Sam Frost has revealed why she decided to leave Home And Away.

The 32-year-old played the character Jasmine Delaney for five years. It was revealed last month that Sam will no longer be a part of the soap cast after deciding to part ways.

In a lengthy Instagram post shared on Friday, Frost reflected on her departure from the show, explaining it was due to mental health reasons.

“I quit my dream job at Home And Away to look after my mental health,” she wrote on mental health awareness instagram page, Believe by Sam Frost.

“I needed to take a step back, go home and be with my family. And most importantly take good care of my health and well-being.”

“I now spend the days with the people I love, doing the things I’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t because I was too busy working.”

She went on to say that she had spent four and a half years being a “distant friend, a distant girlfriend, a sister who couldn’t be there for big milestone moments”.

“Now, I’m making up for lost time. I’m prioritising my health and my relationships.”

Sam admitted she sometimes wakes up and panics about “money, work and being able to afford my mortgage”.

“[But] then I remind myself the importance of putting our mental health first, and taking time out to heal our mind, body & soul. The rest will fall into place.”

She concluded the post with the hashtag “healing”.

Frost filmed her last scenes for the show in December after earlier revealing she was not vaccinated against Covid-19.

Sam is set to launch a self-help book about mental health called Believe by Sam Frost in March.

Images: Instagram

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