Mental health has come to the forefront in recent years with more and more of us understanding of the various aspects of mental health and how common some of the conditions actually are. The feeling around mental health seems to have almost changed and its not thought of as something to hide away anymore.
When confirming with us your pre-existing medical conditions we do ask that any mental health conditions are included on your travel insurance quote.
Some of the most talked about mental health issues are depression, stress, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and these can affect many on a daily basis. In most cases it’s possible to travel with these conditions safely with perhaps just a little extra care and preparation although should your condition be more serious or you have any concerns please do contact a health professional for support and advice.
Further information regarding individual mental health conditions:
Depression is the highest cause of disability across the world, a condition based on experiencing a low mood for extended periods of time that affects your day to day life yet you needn’t let if affect your travel. Should you be travelling with depression make sure your prepared as possible, getting everything in order in advance can really make a huge difference. This includes managing your medication, understanding local laws and what resources maybe available, having a contact back home so you can facetime if needed and planning your trip around the condition if required, having ideas for anything that could help should a flare up take place will hopefully help you relax a little bit more.
If your looking a travel insurance with mental health conditions covered, you need to make sure all conditions are included when completing our online medical screening assessment. The process is extremely quick and you can add any mental health conditions you suffer from and complete the questions it brings up related to this.
One of the latest mental health organisations in the UK is Mind.org who help those suffering from or concerned about mental health. They offer loads of advice including about individual conditions and campaign to help improve awareness and understanding of mental health conditions and how they can affect us all. To visit the mind website please click here.
Our medical travel insurance team are ready to provide you with assistance regarding your quote. If you would prefer to talk to an advisor to receive a quote or have a query please contact our UK based customer service team. Find out our details on our contact us page.