The Love Island2021contestants are set to benefit from upgraded mental healthsupport before during and after their time in the villa this summer. The 2021 Islanders will each be offered a minimum of eight therapy sessions after they leave the villa and will be monitored by a registered mental health professional throughout their time on the show.
Preparation for Love Island
The new Islanders have also been made aware of the impact going on the show could have on their lives. ITV revealed:
Cast are told they should consider all the potential implications of taking part in the show and work through this decision-making process in consultation with their family and those closest to them, to ensure they feel it is right for them.
Love Island past welfare measures
While Love Island has been criticised in the past for not supporting contestants’ mental health enough, several of the stars of the most recent series of Love Island have spoken out in support of the show’s after-care procedures, which were significantly stepped up from 2019 onwards.
Love Island 2019 runner-up Molly-Mae Hague was one of those to praise the show’s team, recently saying that the support she and Tommy received was ‘second to none... I think they’ve really stepped up their game, to the point where Tommy and I joked that they contacted us too much.’
The welfare team couldn’t have done more for me. They offer counselling if you need it, and I can imagine they’ll improve even more for the next season.
Fellow 2019 Islander Amy Hart, who walked out of the villa after having her heart broken by Curtis Pritchard has also described the post-Love Island aftercare as ‘amazing’.