Love Island contestants receive daily therapy over mental health fears

Love Island contestants are being given therapy every day over fears for their mental health.

Bosses want to ensure they are able to cope with the pressure of being in the villa.

Former contestant Rachel Finni, 29, has revealed sessions last at least 15 minutes so experts can assess if they are well enough.

She said: "Every single person had to speak with the therapist and welfare team."

Questions are asked about their feelings, sleeping and nutrition.

Rachel added: "I can’t fault anything they have done with welfare.

"It’s so good to speak to someone that can analyse your own feelings and just make you see what’s right and wrong in the way you’re behaving."

Fans have been concerned for the welfare of contestants including Faye Winter and Teddy Soares, both 26, following a string of explosive rows this series.

But show chiefs insisted: "Welfare and duty of care towards our ­contributors is always our ­primary concern."

ITV expanded its mental health programme after two former contestants took their own lives after appearing on the show.

Hear the full chat with Rachel on Johnny Seifert’s Secure The Insecure podcast.

Rachel Finni took part in the 2021 series of the show and was brought in as a bombshell to choose between Brad McClelland and Chuggs Wallis.

Ultimately, she chose Brad and the pair were getting incredibly cosy in the villa, until Lucinda Strafford came in which paved the way for Rachel's exit from the villa.

Rachel was dumped from the villa last month after Brad appeared cosy with Lucinda and Teddy Soares entered to pick his woman – and he had the option of four ladies.

Teddy chose to couple up with Faye Winter, sending Rachel home, but she's still had a jam-packed schedule since her exit, with photo shoots, nights out with the islanders and TV appearances.

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