Mental Health

Mental Health issues are amongst the leading causes of ill health in travellers and a common reason for medical repatriation.

A rosy picture but a holiday can also be stressful for people with mental health conditions. –

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/918252/Mental_Health_Checklist_FCDO.pdf

The above link is to an excellent poster to download and put on your waiting room wall.

“Have I got my passport?”

“Can I fit stuff in my case?”

“Will I have enough spending money?”

“Will my elderly mother be ok whilst I am away?”

“What will happen with Covid, what if I must wear a mask on the journey?”

“What if it is too hot?”

It is important to offer advice about mental health as well as physical health.

Ill health may occur in travellers with no pre-existing history as well as those with a current/previous history of mental illness.