Travel insurance for depression

Finding the right standard travel insurance policy can feel incredibly stressful when there are so many options out there. But not to worry, the last thing we want is for you to feel bogged down with choosing the right policy for you.

Why choose Holiday Extras for your diabetes travel insurance?

  • - Over 25 years experience selling Travel Insurance.
  • - Voted best insurance provider 12 years running.
  • - Tailored policies to suit your personal requirements.
  • - UK-based contact centre and 24/7 helpline.
  • - All medical conditions considered.

Holiday Extras' medical travel insurance policies

Though all medical screening can be easily completed online, booking medical travel insurance for some forms of depression, such as bipolar disorder can only be done through one of our insurance specialists over the phone. If this proves to be the case with your condition, feel free to contact a member of our specialist team on our UK based helpline for friendly, personal assistance in booking your travel insurance policy.

Do I have to declare anxiety on travel insurance?

In some cases, people suffering with anxiety decide to keep quiet about their condition when taking out a travel insurance policy, fearing that if they reveal the condition, their insurance premium will go up significantly.

If you notice a significant difference in your premium when declaring anxiety, it can be tempting to skip mentioning the condition. After all, what possible connection could there be between breaking a leg and your anxiety? If anything, surely having anxiety should reduce the likelihood of having an accident, as people with anxiety are generally less likely to do things out of their comfort zone?

While these reasonings appear logical, the reality is that if you are medically registered as having any mental or physical health condition and you fail to declare this, then your travel insurance policy may be rendered invalid. For this reason, it's always crucial to declare any medical conditions you have when taking out a travel insurance policy.

Travelling with Depression

Bring enough medication - The last thing you'll want to happen is to run out of medication in an unfamiliar country. In many places abroad, certain antidepressants aren't readily available so make sure you have enough medication to last for at least the whole duration of the trip. If possible, leave a spare bottle of pills with a close friend or relative at home who can mail this to you, should you lose your medication while abroad.

Plan ahead - Make things easier for yourself by planning ahead effectively. If you are travelling between time zones and you know jet lag will be a problem, plan to take a couple of days rest when you arrive at your destination. If possible, try to book accommodation that is easy to get to from the airport, so you can minimise potential causes for stress.

Know your limits - Remember that the whole purpose of a Holiday is to relax and have a good time — don't feel obligated to push yourself unnecessarily. Try to avoid excessive consumption of alcohol while travelling and when at your holiday destination, as this can worsen your already disrupted sleep patterns and contribute to a poor mood. Also, it's important to note that your policy will be invalid if any injury, accident or cancellation is caused while you are under the influence of non-prescribed drugs, solvents, or excessive alcohol consumption.

Don't let other people make you feel bad - The people you are travelling with may not fully understand the nature of your condition, and might make you feel bad when you have to sit out a few activities on a particularly bad day. If this happens, remember that you are the one with the condition, and you know how best to deal with it.

Try to set up a regular routine - Whether we realise it or not, our body likes a regular routine. When we go on holiday, our normal routine is usually broken. To combat this, try to create some form of loose routine, by which you get a regular amount of sleep and exercise. These are two factors that will massively contribute to your mood.

Make use of your support networks - This is much easier today than it used to be. Just making a brief Skype or Whatsapp call to a close friend or relative, can really help when you're at a low ebb.

For more information on travelling with a depressive disorder, take a look on the brilliant website of the charity, Mind.

Looking for information regarding a different condition?

Be sure to have a read up on our pre-existing conditions travel insurance.

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