Bupa raises concerns about the physical and mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

A new study by Bupa, as part of their ‘Teen Minds: Living Through a Pandemic and Beyond’ campaign, records that 3 in 4 13-19 year olds have reported physical health issues related to poor mental health since March 2020 (4.12 million young people experienced symptoms of poor mental health, many for the first time, with 3.9 million manifesting as physical health issues).

The majority of young people felt pessimistic about their future, with concerns about academic achievement (73%) and job prospects (70%) after the pandemic are weighing on young people’s minds, particularly among 16-17 year olds.

In response to the concerns regarding mental health, Bupa has launched its Teen Minds campaign to support families and children with its mental health services, including a Family Mental HealthLine for health insurance customers.

To read Bupa’s (January 2021) report in full, visit their webpage here.