Are you thinking of travelling abroad?

Similar to other severe illnesses, the only times you might be prohibited from travelling is if you are too ill to travel.

If, for example, you're suffering from a manic or depressive episode (or have very recently had an episode) you are unlikely to be well enough to travel abroad.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have issued a guidance leaflet and a checklist that can help travellers better prepare for their journey and get help when abroad. Click here to find out more.

Travel Insurance

It sometimes can be difficult to purchase travel insurance from High Street insurers if you have a severe mental health condition. Bipolar UK works with the below travel insurance company who are able to offer specialised insurance for people with a diagnosis of bipolar.

This company will take into account your individual situation to provide a bespoke quote.

Free Spirit Travel Insurance – please quote our unique scheme code “MAN1156”  or tell them you've come from Bipolar UK to get a 15% discount on specified insurance packages! T&C's apply. Contact Free Spirit on either 02392 419 070 or visit their website at FreeSpirit Travel Insurance.

If you've received a good quote from this company, or you've found a great quote elsewhere, please let us know on [email protected] or by calling us on 0333 323 3880. This helps us to ensure we can provide everyone with the best information possible.