Whether you’re a Bupa customer or not, we’re here to help. This page offers advice on understanding anxiety and where to get support.

Relax now with our five-minute podcast

Jane Bozier is a registered nurse and mindfulness expert here at Bupa. She’ll guide you through a short muscle relaxation technique which can help when you’re feeling anxious.

Tips on coping with anxiety

Dealing with anxiety because of COVID-19?

It’s normal to feel anxious during a pandemic. People who were already living with anxiety may struggle more than before. Whatever your situation, here’s some anxiety support to help you.

Stay connected with friends and family

The coronavirus pandemic has kept many of us apart through self-isolation, self-distancing and shielding. So we’ve suggested some helpful ways to make the most of your relationships right now.

Adjusting to life after lockdown

Perhaps getting a bit of normality back doesn’t feel normal to you at all right now. Here are six tips for coping with anxiety after lockdown.

Anxiety information and support from the experts at Bupa

Our wellbeing platform, Healthy Me, is where you’ll find a wide range of helpful articles.

If you’re in a crisis or just need some help, don’t hesitate. Here are some really helpful organisations that you can turn to for support.

  • Samaritans

  • Mind

  • YoungMinds

  • Mental Health Foundation

  • Rethink Mental Illness

Mental health support as part of Bupa health insurance

Each story refers to mental health cover and reflects the experience of one particular Bupa member. The cover you choose will have specific terms and conditions and pre-existing conditions are normally excluded.

††Direct Access telephone services are available as long as the symptoms are covered under the policy. If your cover excludes conditions you had before your policy started, we’ll ask you to provide evidence from your GP that your symptoms are not pre-existing for a period of up to two years from policy start date (or up to five years in the case of mental health). We can then refer you to a consultant or therapist through the Direct Access service. Always call us first to check your eligibility.

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