Beyond Words anthology

Published online; a collection of outstanding stories from children and young people

Our purpose

The Bupa Foundation’s purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

We run and help fund practical projects that have a positive impact on people’s mental health. Many of us will struggle with our mental health at some point and we’re committed to sharing our expertise, resources and funds to support better mental wellbeing.

Resilience Brilliance podcast series

We’ve launched a new podcast series that shares powerful, personal stories of resilience from some of our friends at the Bupa Foundation. 

We’re lucky to meet amazing people who are resilience superstars. We thought their stories deserved a wider audience - which is how our Resilience Brilliance podcast was born.

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Beyond Words anthology

Recognising the need to support young people’s mental health, last year the Bupa Foundation, Cheltenham FestivalsMind and the National Literacy Trust partnered to encourage young people to take part in Beyond Words - a national creative writing initiative.

In recognition of the extraordinary submissions we received, the Bupa Foundation has published a digital anthology of over 100 outstanding creative works.

​Our programmes

Our programmes include Wellbeing for Educators which provides evidence-based wellbeing coaching to educators, a partnership with Mind which funds information resources to help young people aged 11-25 live mentally healthy lives, and support for local charities that help vulnerable people in their communities.

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Our work and impact

Over the past five years, the Bupa Foundation is proud to have awarded more than £3 million in grants to around 110 projects to improve people’s mental health, support carers and empower young adults living with ongoing health challenges to live life to the full.

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COVID-19 guidance for funded projects

We recognise that the COVID-19 pandemic will present a number of challenges to the charities and organisations we have funded. We want to make sure we support you in any way we can so you can continue your work supporting some of the most vulnerable people in these difficult times.

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