Coronavirus and mental health
Strange times like these can leave you feeling unsettled, but we can help.
Struggling with your mental health during coronavirus? Bupa’s experts have created lots of helpful information and advice about how to support yourself or a loved one.
Looking after your mental health during coronavirus
The COVID-19 pandemic was a sudden shock, and lockdown, self-isolation and shielding have been challenging for a lot of people. And while we’re all in it together, we all have different ways of coping – or not coping.
If you’re looking for help for yourself or wondering how to support a loved one struggling with their mental health, we can help. This page has lots of information and practical advice from our experts, designed to help you as well as those you care about. We also point out where to find additional support.
Talk to a Bupa Buddy
If you or someone you know is feeling lonely, Bupa Buddy is here for a chat. We understand that it can be tough to self-isolate or shield because of COVID-19. So why not make yourself a cup of tea and give us a call? You don’t even have to be a Bupa customer.
Mental health support as part of Bupa health insurance
†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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