EastEnders’ Lola Pearce is left devastated when boyfriend Isaac Baptiste rejects her after he is sectioned.
Next week’s episodes of the BBC One soap follow Isaac’s (Steve Basaula) upsetting breakdown after his schizophrenia took a turn for the worse in this week’s episodes.
As he receives treatment in a mental health unit, Lola (Danielle Harold) is at the Trueman-Fox household and decides to make Isaac a playlist as Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker) and Kim Fox-Hubbard ( Tameka Empson ) encourage her to visit her boyfriend.
This comes despite resistance from Isaac’s mother Sheree Trueman (Suzette Llewellyn) who is unhappy with Lola’s role in Isaac’s life and his mental health struggles.
While visiting the mental health unit, Sheree is told by mental health worker Rafe that Isaac does not want to see her.
She went on: “For me working with Mind’s Media Advisory team who were advising on set, hearing all their stories, speaking to people who have schizophrenia and to listen to their stories was just amazing and so helpful.
” Mind is an amazing charity, if anyone is struggling with anything I’d definitely say get in touch with Mind, they’re incredible.”
*EastEnders usually airs on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings on BBC One but all of this week’s episodes are available on BBC iPlayer.
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