Staying on top of stress

Premium health insurer Bupa Global advises on how to manage stress

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Bupa Global’s recent Executive Wellbeing Index[i], revealed that lockdown-related stress manifested itself via a range of physical symptoms. These included fatigue (21%) and a low mood (23%).

How best can people stay on top of stress?

Identify your triggers – economic recession or even existing health issues – try to identify the multitude of triggers which might leave you feeling stressed.

Stay active – NHS studies[ii] show that regular exercise can also make you happier overall. Try rediscovering your local park for an early morning jog or replacing your tube journeys with bike rides.

Set clear boundaries and address issues early – avoid work issues creeping into your home life by laying out your limits. If the stress is overwhelming, it’s vital that you get professional help.

Bupa Global believe that mental health and wellbeing are just as important as physical health. To support this, they have removed both annual and monetary limits from their plans for in-patient and day-patient mental health treatment (up to the annual maximum limit of your chosen plan), and they also include cover for ADHD, addiction and self-inflicted injuries.

Bupa Global also has multiple resources for those affected by mental health issues – including the Global Virtual Care service which provides confidential access to a global network of doctors available 24/7 in multiple languages – enabling you to speak to a specialist at a time that best suits your busy schedule.

For more information about Bupa Global premium health plans visit or talk to the Private Client team today on 0371 346 0138.

Calls may be recorded. Bupa Global is a trading name of Bupa Insurance Limited and Bupa Insurance Services Limited. Bupa Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Bupa Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Global Virtual Care is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority nor the Prudential Regulation Authority.

[i] According to figures taken from the Bupa Global Executive Wellbeing Index (September 2020), conducted by Opinium Research among 100 high net worth individuals from the UK defined as those with over £1 million (or market currency equivalent) in annual salary and investable assets.

[ii] According to figures taken from NHS England.