Love Island introduces new mental health protocols for 2021 series

Love Island will finally be back on our screens this month.

ITV confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the brand new series of the show will launch on June 28.

Whilst fans cannot wait for the show to return, the show has come under fire in recent years for its duty of care.

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It comes after the tragic loss of contestants from different series, Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis, who both took their own lives.

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Sophie Gradon, and Mike Thalassitis

Longstanding Love Island presenter and nation’s sweetheart Caroline Flack also died in February 2020 after taking her own life.

ITV were questioned for their treatment of the people involved with the show.

Producers have now introduced duty of care protocols for each contestant entering the villa to protect their mental health.

The channel announced their welfare plans on Wednesday.


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They said: “Ahead of the forthcoming seventh series of ITV2’s Love Island, ITV today published details of its duty of care protocols, with detailed welfare plans in place to support participants before, during and filming.”

They stated that the process for all contributors involved in the show includes:

  • Comprehensive psychological support
  • Training for all islanders on the impacts of social media and handling potential negativity
  • Training for all Islanders on financial management


Love Island bosses line up NHS doctor for new series
Love Island bosses have lined up NHS doctor for new series

The aftercare package includes:

  • Bespoke training on dealing with social media and advice on finance and adjusting to life back home
  • A minimum of eight therapy sessions will be offered to each Islander when they return home
  • Proactive contact with Islanders for a period of 14 months after the series in which they have appeared has ended, with additional help provided where applicable

What’s more, producers will will encourage Islanders to secure management to represent them after the show.

The full detail of the duty of care and welfare the show will be implementing can be found on the ITV website.

Love Island series seven starts June 28 on ITV2.