EXCLUSIVE: Love Island’s Adam and Zara open up about the effects of online bullying

They are supporting heat's Where's Your Head At? campaign

Adam Collard and Zara McDermott

by Anna Sky Hulton |

Love Island's Adam Collard and Zara McDermott are the latest celebrities to join heat's Where's Your Head At? campaign. The couple joined us at heat towers and opened up about the effects of online trolling and bullying since leaving the show.

Adam Collard and Zara McDermott
Adam Collard and Zara McDermott ©Adam Collard and Zara McDermott © Shutterstock

The Islanders opened up about their experience of online trolls, the effects of bullying and the care that Love Island producers have provided since they left the show. They went on to explain why they think it’s so important pupils have more access to mental health support.

WATCH: Love Island's Adam and Zara open up about the effects of online trolling & bullying:

Adam told us how he deals with the pressures of fame saying, "[I] rely on the people that were there for you before, because, I think when you’re in the limelight you soon realise who is with you and who is not…

"I probably have time outs from my phone and [Zara] probably doesn’t realise it - I’m just solely with her and no one else… Dropping the phone is definitely something we’re trying to do now."

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Zara also revealed the importance of the Where’s Your Head At? campaign to her saying, "I think the main thing to remember nowadays, the percentage of young people with mental illness is increasing…

"There is a key piece of work to be done there to look at what is causing this but also having someone to talk to in school. I know that I had a mental first aider in school and I used to go and speak to her all the time, she was fantastic…

Zara continued, "If you can combat that mental illness whilst you’re developing, I think it would pay off so much better in later life for those young adults."

Where’s Your Head At? aiming to drive a vital mission: break the stigma attached to talking about mental health and make it a legal requirement for every work place or college in the UK to have a mental health first aider. The petition has now clocked up over 180,000 signatures.

Speaking to heat after pledging their support for ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ a campaign aiming to get a mental health first aider in every workplace or college – www.wheresyourheadat.org

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