Whether you know you have depression or think you might, we can help. There’s information and support for you here even if you’re not a Bupa customer.

Getting support for depression

For some people, depression has become their normal way of life. But it can have a crippling effect. It can spoil your ability to lead a happy life, to get a good night’s sleep, or to find joy in important things like family, relationships and work.

Depression isn’t just about feeling a bit down. It’s a real condition which needs taking seriously. The good news is that there are treatments for depression and support that can help you to manage the symptoms leading to recovery.

Be mindful now with our three-minute podcast

Jane Bozier is a registered nurse and mindfulness expert here at Bupa. She’ll guide you through a breathing exercise which you can use as part of your depression self-care.

Need help coping with depression because of COVID-19?

If you’re struggling to sleep

Has coronavirus made you feel depressed, or more depressed? If it’s affecting you at night, these routines could help you get a better night's sleep.

Depression information and support from the experts at Bupa

Our wellbeing platform, Healthy Me, has lots of helpful articles about depression.

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

As of 28th November 2019

††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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