Amy has been visibly upset since the revelations (Picture: ITV)Viewers have become increasingly concerned for the wellbeing of Love Island contestant Amy Hart over the past few days.
After returning from Casa Amor, it was revealed to Amy that her ‘half-boyfriend’ Curtis had had his head turned by model Jourdan Riane (who chose to couple up with Danny).
In last night’s episode, they then broke their romance off, with Curtis claiming he didn’t want to hurt her anymore.
Amy has been visibly upset since the revelations back in the villa, and fans have suggested online that she be given proper psychological support after repeatedly crying and saying her mood was low.
Then, news broke that Amy had ‘left’ the villa. Has she gone for good, however?
After the deaths of former contestant Mike Thallasitis and Sophie Gradon, the spotlight has been on show bosses to up their duty of care and ensure islanders are receiving the right care.
With this in mind, Amy left the villa for a therapy session, which was promised to the contestants as part of ITV’s package.
She has since returned, and hopefully is feeling better.
It’s not the first time someone has left for therapy. Laura Anderson, from last year’s show, revealed that she attended multiple sessions when she was dumped by Wes Nelson.
Amy’s wellbeing is at the forefront of producers’ minds (Picture: ITV)A Love Island spokesperson said: ‘We take the emotional well-being of all the Islanders extremely seriously.
‘We have dedicated welfare producers and psychological support on hand at all times who monitor and regularly speak to all of the Islanders in private and off camera, especially if someone appears to be upset. All the Islanders are therefore fully supported by the professionals on site and by their friends in the villa. This means Islanders are always able to reach out and talk to someone if they feel the need. We will of course continue to monitor all of our Islanders in line with our robust protocols.
‘Love Island holds a mirror up to relationships and all the different dynamics that go with them.’
Love Island duty of care process
For pre-filming and filming, islanders are entitled to
– Psychological consultant engaged throughout the whole series – from pre-filming to aftercare.
– Thorough pre-filming psychological and medical assessments including assessments by an independent doctor, psychological consultant and discussion with each Islander’s own GP to check medical history.
– Potential Islanders are required to fully disclose any relevant medical history that would be relevant to their inclusion in the villa and the production’s ability to provide a suitable environment for them.
– Managing cast expectations: detailed explanations both verbally and in writing of the implications, both positive and negative, of taking part in the series are given to potential cast members throughout the casting process and reinforced within the contract so it is clear.
– 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.
– Senior Team on the ground have received training in Mental Health First Aid.
– A welfare team solely dedicated to the Islanders both during the show and after
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