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ITV outlines enhanced mental health support for Love Island contestants

ITV outlines enhanced mental health support for Love Island contestants
ITV outlines a host of new mental health support measures for contestants ahead of the new series of Love Island.

ITV has pledged that contestants appearing on the new series of Love Island will receive at least 14 months' worth of mental health support after the show ends.

After a year off due to coronavirus, the ITV2 dating show is returning for a long-awaited new series on June 28 - and the contestant lineup is now thought to have been finalised.

Ahead of the show's launch, ITV has issued a detailed statement outlining its new duty of care process for contestants both during filming and afterwards.

All participants will have access to a trained mental health professional based at the show's production base in Majorca, while they have also undergone rigorous assessments and screenings before being selected to appear.

After the show is over, the contestants will be given training on how to handle social media and personal finances as public eye figures, as well as being offered at least eight therapy sessions and 14 months of follow-up support.

The new measures are coming into place following the tragic suicide of Love Island host Caroline Flack last year and the suicides of ex-contestants Sophie Gradon in 2018 and Mike Thalassitis in 2019.

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