The former Sunrise producer, who joined TEN to launch Wake Up and Studio 10 last year, took two leave of absences late last year and has previously spoken about having biological melancholic depression.
TEN CEO Hamish McLennan said: “We are sorry to lose Adam. But we fully understand and support his decision to take a break from the television industry and focus on restoring his health.
“We are very grateful to Adam for the passion, enthusiasm and drive he brought to his role at TEN over the past 10 months. He is leaving a great legacy. Studio 10 has been a success since day one and is being increasingly embraced by viewers and advertisers. Wake Up has strong potential and will develop further this year.
“Wake Up and Studio 10 are not even three months old. We are happy with both shows, but we have always acknowledged it will take time to establish them. Network TEN remains committed to building a strong presence in the breakfast and morning television market.”
Update: On Facebook today Adam Boland wrote:
“So, I made a big life decision this month which I can finally talk about. I’m leaving Ten and indeed, television. Since my breakdown, I have struggled to get my mind back in the game. And that’s unfair to my many friends who produce morning TV at Ten. I’m proud of the shows we launched – but they will only reach their full potential with strong leadership.
“I’m thankful that Ten agreed to release me from my contract. The truth is, I have lost my passion for television. Sadly, that’s something I only realised when I started doing day-to-day shows again.
“Across the past 17 years, I have achieved far more than I ever expected. I’ve met people I adore, from Al Gore to Benjamin Law. I’ve dined with Prime Ministers and argued with newspaper editors. I even got to produce a prime-time concert at the Opera House! But I’m most proud of the times we shed light on issues I care about – climate change, equality and most recently, mental health.
“There’s nothing more I want to do in television. So, Kenny and I will spend the next four months (at least) in Vanuatu. We have no plan and frankly, that’s exactly what we want. I need some stillness in my life.
“And that means I’m not sure what I will do next, but whatever it is, it will need to provoke my passion. Suspect it will have something to do with one of my pet causes above.
“Anyway, thanks to everyone who I had the pleasure of working with in television. I hope that many will forever remain friends. And whenever you need a break, drop in to our little hideaway in Vanuatu.”
TEN today appointed Steve Wood, a former Executive Producer of Nine’s Today show, as Executive Producer of Wake Up.
Both Wood and Rob McKnight, Executive Producer of Studio 10 will report to Hamish McLennan, until Peter Meakin starts as Executive Director of News and Current Affairs on February 17.
Wake Up recently highlighted issues of mental health in a series of on-air stories.