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Breaking the stigma around suicide

Suicide shouldn’t be brushed under the carpet. If you, or a loved one, are struggling with poor mental health, seek help before it goes too far. It’s okay to not be okay – and you’re certainly not alone.

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At Bupa, we have a wide range of health information to support your mental health and general wellbeing, as well as how to support others.

Talking to someone who might be having suicidal thoughts

Steve, a listening volunteer at the Samaritans, has spoken to many people who have had thoughts about ending their life. He shares his advice around how to reach out to someone who may be in that head space.

COVID-19 and mental health

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a huge effect on people’s mental health and wellbeing. And as restrictions continue to ease, it may be causing many people worry and anxiety. Learn how to support your mental health during this time.

Mental health conditions

Learn about different mental health conditions, including the symptoms and causes, and what treatments are available.

Addiction and mental health

During difficult times, people may turn to substances like alcohol or drugs to try and deal with what’s going on in their lives. It may help you to feel better in the short term. But if they become an addiction, those substances can have the opposite effect. An addiction can spiral out of control and take over your life.

Our Addiction and mental health hub has a range of information of service to help.

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