Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK

Comments

Which 2 songs best describe you when you are depressed and when you are manic? For me it's Bring me to life by Evenesence and Bonkers by Dizzy Rascal!
Article on Bipolar and lockdown.
Hi, we are a team of researchers at Durham University, now doing an online survey on how COVID19 and lockdown affect family life and mental health, would be very grateful if you could share the link with others in your charity: https://durhamsociology.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Fd1wmwtStHkhG5
One Love to all those going through the rollercoaster that is bipolar. Peace, Love, Unicorns & Rainbows ###
200508. Share tip of the day. JDW - wetherspoons floated during Covid on FTSE 250. Thoughts?
***NO-COST COURSES*** Learning Curve Group are currently offering 40+ Government funded ONLINE COURSES. All courses are nationally recognised and fully accredited by NCFE/CACHE. ALL AT NO COST! AVAILABLE TO EMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYED Terms & conditions are here: https://www.learningcurvegroup.co.uk/landing/online-induction-terms-and-conditions Booking form link: [email protected]" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://lcgonline.formstack.com/forms/level_2_course_enrolment?referral=[email protected] To discuss this further please contact me on the below details: T: 01388 436216 E: [email protected] Thank you
Today is World Bipolar Day. This date was chosen because it's Van Gogh's birthday. ☀️🌼🌼🌼🌞
On World Bipolar Day, my song celebrating the silver lining of the cloud that is bipolar disorder: 'I'd Rather Be' (from the album 'A Bit Of Blue')
Tomorrow, the 30th March 2020 is World Bipolar Day, to bring world awareness to bipolar disorders and to eliminate social stigma. As the world works together to understand and fight this virus. It restores my faith in human nature, we will further understand and promote positive mental health together.
This is all very new to me so l apologise if l appear stupid but do any of you feel you are responsible for bad things that happen in the world, as if you are being punished?
This is all very new to me so l apologise if l appear stupid. Do any of you feel you are to blame for bad things that happen in the world. l believe others are being punished because of me.
I’m with crisis without the covid but my uncle I has done this 10 min video - some of which is obvs, some not. I have found his mindfulness stuff great. No charge just watch to the end and he will send you free resources. He is a Chinese trained acupuncturist who is working solely on mental health support.

We're the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by the much misunderstood and devastating life-long illness of bipolar

We provide a range of services to enable people affected by bipolar and associated illnesses to take control of their lives. Each year we reach out and support over 80,000 individuals through our services. We also work in partnership with research organisations and campaign for new developments to tackle key issues.

We're the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by the much misunderstood and devastating life-long illness of bipolar We provide a range of services to enable people affected by bipolar and associated illnesses to take control of their lives. Each year we reach out and support over 80,000 individuals through our services and information/advice publications. We also work in partnership with research organisations and campaign for new developments to tackle key issues. We believe the key to coping with bipolar is an early diagnosis, acceptance of the illness and adapting your lifestyle. Management of the illness can be achieved through strategies involving medication, health care, therapy and self management. We work to ensure all individuals with bipolar can manage their illness and lead independent lives. We endorse the principles of equality and diversity in all our activities. With the amazing support of our staff team, volunteers, members, service users, supporters and partnering organisations we all work to support individuals affected by bipolar.

Mission: We provide a range of services to enable people affected by bipolar and associated illnesses to take control of their lives. Each year we reach out and support over 80,000 individuals through our services and information/advice publications. We also work in partnership with research organisations and campaign for new developments to tackle key issues.

bipolaruk.org

Crisis Support

Mental illness does not discriminate - it affects people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. If you feel that you are in crisis we have provided some information on who you can contact in addition to the free support provided by Bipolar UK. Don't wait for symptoms to get worse reach out for help as soon as possible.
https://www.bipolaruk.org/crisis-support

bipolaruk.org Sometimes we can need a little more support. The numbers below are who you can contact in a crisis.

stylist.co.uk

What happened when I opened up about my bipolar disorder

It’s an unfortunate reality, but some mental illnesses still face stigma and discrimination. But as Katie found out, that doesn’t mean there’s not a huge benefit to speaking out. https://www.stylist.co.uk/life/what-happened-when-i-opened-up-about-my-bipolar-disorder/236657?fbclid=IwAR1PKEJB65S3eOlbml11Go_M66lT0kutmDS0X5hECf3npZGX35LAtg6BNj0

stylist.co.uk The benefits were even better than I'd hoped

bipolaruk.org

Becoming a parent with bipolar

Sian writes candidly about her pregnancy and bipolar diagnosis, and the message of hope she wants to give to anyone going through the same thing. https://www.bipolaruk.org/Blog/becoming-a-parent-with-bipolar

bipolaruk.org Sian writes candidly about her pregnancy and bipolar diagnosis, and the message of hope she wants to give to anyone going through the same thing.

youtube.com

Bipolar UK: Bipolar in young black men

In the UK individuals from black and minority ethnic groups are more likely to:
- be diagnosed with mental health problems
- be diagnosed and admitted to hospital
- experience a poor outcome from treatment
- disengage from mainstream health services, leading to a sense of disenfranchisement and deterioration in their mental health

Acknowledging this, Bipolar UK approached Genesis Elijah, following the release of his track, ‘Man Down’, which touches on mental health from a black experience. https://youtu.be/Ah5hvMhgd8c

In the UK individuals from black and minority ethnic groups are more likely to: · be diagnosed with mental health problems · be diagnosed and admitted to hos...

How effective are mental health campaigns?

Reflections on mental health awareness week

bipolaruk.org

A first-hand experience of managing bipolar during Covid-19

Heidi is an NHS Nurse, wife and mother. In this blog she offers a first-hand experience of managing bipolar during Covid-19.
https://www.bipolaruk.org/blog/a-first-hand-experience-of-managing-bipolar-during-covid-19

bipolaruk.org Heidi discusses how she self-manages her mental health and the challenges that she faces during this crisis plus offers advice on some techniques to help keep well.

bipolaruk.org

Covid-19 Impact Survey

A big thank you to everyone who completed our Covid-19 Impact Survey. We had over 1,700 responses and the preliminary results are now available on our website:
https://www.bipolaruk.org/blog/covid-19-impact-survey

bipolaruk.org We had a great response to the ‘Bipolar and COVID-19' survey with 1,700 responses in 2 weeks. Preliminary results show that, perhaps as might be expected, many people with the condition are struggling due to the stress, uncertainty and isolation of lockdown. We hope to publish the full results of ...

bipolaruk.org

Medication and weight gain

Antipsychotic drugs, antidepressants, and mood stabilisers are common drugs that have the potential to increase weight gain. Whilst not susceptible to a simple fix, Professor Guy Goodwin explains what steps can be taken to consciously control the problem. https://www.bipolaruk.org/blog/medication-and-weight-gain

bipolaruk.org We look at the challenge of managing weight while on medication and discuss the effects some drugs can have on this.

Bipolar and Alcohol

Alcohol can exaggerate symptoms of both mania and depression. In today's live session with April, she will be discussing the topic of alcohol.

bipolaruk.org

Key links to help you during the covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 has made life a lot harder for those affected by bipolar. To help you through this crisis we have a resource pack of helpful links and information including a list of helpful FAQs here: https://www.bipolaruk.org/blog/key-links-to-help-you-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

bipolaruk.org The coronavirus is putting enormous extra pressure on those affected by bipolar. We've provided a list of resources which should help.

surveymonkey.co.uk

Bipolar self-management webinar registration

Giving people the opportunity to educate themselves about self-management has the potential to lower relapse rates. So we're collaborating with the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) at Cardiff University to organise a series of self-management webinars so everyone has the chance to master the basics. We hope to launch them in the next few weeks - to register your interest please sign up here and we will send you more details. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PFQGD8D

surveymonkey.co.uk Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

bipolaruk.org

Self-management for people living with bipolar

We found that 67% of people received no advice on self-management when they were first diagnosed and that this played a key role in relapsing. Following the results of our Self-Management Survey in April, we are working with funders, academics, clinicians and people living with bipolar to try and change this.

You can now access the report on our website. https://www.bipolaruk.org/blog/self-management-for-people-living-with-bipolar

bipolaruk.org Like all long-term conditions, bipolar requires effective self-management to keep on top. Alongside medication, there are practical steps that people with bipolar can take to stay well.

bipolaruk.org

A Marathon a Month

When Max was first diagnosed with bipolar he was very confused about a lot of things. Having access to the peer support groups and hearing others talk about the condition helped him come to terms with and better understand his diagnosis. To show his appreciation Max has committed to running a marathon a month to raise money for Bipolar UK. Read Max's incredible story here: https://www.bipolaruk.org/blog/a-marathon-a-month

bipolaruk.org Max talks about how he has committed to running a minimum of a marathon distance a month to raise money for Bipolar UK and another charity called 3Pillars.

youtube.com

Let’s talk about Bipolar

Leanne talks about the reality of living with bipolar and how it affects each person differently. #letstalkbipolar
https://youtu.be/xPD-1v56teE

Leanne, Tobias & Natalie talk about life with Bipolar I and II Follow us on Instagram @leanneljp @a_stressfulwarrior @natbite_art

youtube.com

Ghosts Have Arrived - Drexler

Drexler, (Adrian Leung) a London-based instrumental artist, composer, and producer from Sydney, Australia has worked together with filmmaker Ben Ogunbiyi to create a music video that deals directly with themes of mental health. This year’s theme is kindness and with 100% of the download proceeds of this track (for the month of May) going towards charities that support those struggling with Mental Health, we thought this was a beautifully moving and a fitting way to end Mental Health Awareness Week.
https://youtu.be/Gg926mwA_Bk

Download Ghosts Have Arrived: https://drexler-music.bandcamp.com/ For the month of May, 100% of the proceeds of this track will go towards charities that sup...

bipolaruk.org

Donate to Bipolar UK

***STOP PRESS*** For the next 24hrs all donations will be doubled! One of our supporters has promised to match any funds raised over the next 24 hours, so every pound you give to the Bipolar UK Fundraising Appeal to enable the charity to help people with bipolar suffering in the current crisis will be DOUBLED until close of play on Monday 25th May!
https://www.bipolaruk.org/donate/donate/20/credit-card

bipolaruk.org Thank you for supporting Bipolar UK. It’s no small thing to say we couldn’t do it without you Bipolar is a condition that can tear away at the very fabric of our family, social and work life, whether we have bipolar ourselves or know someone who does. But it doesn’t have to be like...

thenoteshow.com

Ep. 11 Simon Kitchen, CEO of Bipolar UK | The Note Show

This weekend our CEO, Simon Kitchen, spoke to The Note Show. Tune into the podcast to hear the discussion. Topics covered include 'What is Bipolar Disorder?' Fundraising and Bipolar UK as a charity. It was great to be invited onto the show Joshua you were a fantastic host, Thank you! https://www.thenoteshow.com/episodes/ep-11-simon-kitchen

thenoteshow.com This weekend we have the wonderful Simon Kitchen of Bipolar UK, he takes us through everything from 'What is Bipolar Disorder?' to fundraising and Bipolar UK as a charity. We had a great conversation and we hope you learn a lot and enjoy the show!

bipolaruk.org

Five self care tips for when you’re going through a low episode

Olivia details five self care tips for when you’re going through a low episode. https://www.bipolaruk.org/Blog/five-self-care-tips-for-when-youre-going-through-a-low-episode

bipolaruk.org Olivia Callaghan details her favourite self-care tips, that could also help you, if you’re going through a low episode:

bipolaruk.org

the challenge of childbirth for mothers with bipolar

The challenge of childbirth for mothers with bipolar has been highlighted by Bipolar UK and national media over the past few years. Helen adds her own story.
https://www.bipolaruk.org/blog/the-challenge-of-childbirth-for-mothers-with-bipolar

bipolaruk.org Helen talks about her experience of childbirth as a mother with bipolar.

bipolaruk.org

Self-Harm During Lockdown

Dr Peter Taylor is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Manchester in the Division of Psychology & Mental Health. In this blog he focuses on understanding self-harm and evaluating therapies for those who struggle with these experiences. https://www.bipolaruk.org/blog/self-harm-during-lockdown

bipolaruk.org This article discusses self-harm, including describing these experiences and providing suggestions for helping those affected by self-harm.

COVID19 Impact Survey Update

CEO, Simon Kitchen, gives an update on our recent COVID19 Impact Survey.

Information for family and friends

My family refuse to accept I'm have bipolar and nobody around me understands what to expect/look out for or how to help me. Where can I send them for information? https://www.bipolaruk.org/FAQs/leaflet-information-for-family-and-friends

bipolaruk.org A leaflet about what you can do to support someone with bipolar

theguardian.com

Tony Slattery: 'This terrible thing still weighs on me. Why, after all this time?'

In a new Horizon documentary airing tonight comedian Tony Slattery discusses bipolar, addiction and childhood trauma. Tune into BBC 2 at 9pm this evening for "What’s the Matter with Tony Slattery?"

If you can't wait that long we highly recommend his recent article in the Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/may/11/tony-slattery-this-terrible-thing-still-weighs-on-me-why-after-all-this-time

theguardian.com When the actor and comedian was interviewed by the Guardian a year ago, there was an outpouring of love. It led to his new documentary, exploring the link between mental health and childhood abuse

happiful.com

April Kelley on Bipolar and Bisexuality

Coming to terms with a bipolar diagnosis is one thing, but how do you then go about sharing that diagnosis with the world? In her wonderfully candid letter Bipolar UK Ambassador April Kelley revisits a period in her life full of change – understanding that she is bisexual, and being diagnosed with bipolar disorder https://happiful.com/april-kelley-on-bipolar-and-bisexuality/

happiful.com Have you ever looked back on your life, and wished you could speak words of comfort and wisdom to your younger self for those times when life really tests you? April Kelley has done just that. In her wonderfully candid letter, she revisits a period in her life full of change

bipolaruk.org

Would you turn off your bipolar disorder?

"In July 2018 I thought I could cope without medication, after being diagnosed in 2013. I thought if I came off it temporarily, I could lift myself out of my depression and control my mood. I could not have been more wrong." Musician Keido Bond shares his experience of living with bipolar and asks the question - would you turn off your bipolar? https://www.bipolaruk.org/Blog/would-you-turn-off-your-bipolar-disorder

bipolaruk.org Musician Keido Bond is keen to share his experience of living with bipolar.

bipolaruk.org

suicide prevention toolkit

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK. Bipolar increases an individual’s risk of suicide by up to 20 times. Jeremy shares his thoughts on suicidal ideation and how to prevent it.
**please do not read if you feel this may be a trigger.** https://www.bipolaruk.org/blog/suicide-prevention-toolkit

bipolaruk.org People who make attempts on their lives run a significant risk of completing on the second and future attempts – but this is where a key protective thought pattern can be introduced. Jeremy shares his thoughts on suicidal ideation and how to prevent it.

youtube.com

Bipolar UK Advice to my younger self

If you could go back in time and meet your younger self what advise would you impart around living with bipolar? https://youtu.be/ODQAc2catOA

If you could go back in time and meet your younger self...what advise would you impart around living with bipolar disorder.

Mental Health Awareness Week Theme - Kindness

This week it's Mental Health Awareness Week and the Mental Health Foundation have chosen the theme of kindness. In today's live stream April Kelley digs into what kindness actually means and how it can have a positive affect on our mental health.

bipolaruk.org

Brother, I miss you like hell!

It wasn't until after losing her brother to suicide that Naomi discovered he'd recently been diagnosed with bipolar 2 and complex PTSD. With no knowledge of bipolar she thought she'd lost her brother to a lifelong battle with depression. Today he'd have been 35 years old, so to mark the day she's sharing his story, in the hope she can raise awareness and better understanding of the condition. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
https://www.bipolaruk.org/blog/brother-i-miss-you-like-hell

bipolaruk.org Remembering a brother's life that came to an end far too soon and how this tragic event led to trying to understand bipolar more.

Head over to Blackout tonight at 8.30pm to hear Mig Burgess talk live about how she's been using or Mood Scale and how she's finding the process quite interesting to discover patterns and triggers. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

bipolaruk.org

Facing a bipolar disorder diagnosis

Often we see and hear about the moment someone is diagnosed with a life changing illness. It's not often however, that we hear about the moment someone is diagnosed with a mental illness. We don’t acknowledge that mental health is life altering and a diagnosis can be just as painful and just as much of a relief as getting a diagnosis for a physical illness.
#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
https://www.bipolaruk.org/blog/facing-a-bipolar-disorder-diagnosis

bipolaruk.org Mental health is life altering and a diagnosis can be just as painful and just as relieving as getting a diagnosis for a physical illness.

bbc.co.uk

Nine things not to say to someone with bipolar - and some things you should - BBC Three

It's not just the symptoms of bipolar that can be a struggle. Whether it's watching how much you laugh at a particular joke or sidestepping dodgy questions from colleagues, navigating people's expectations of the illness can be a constant challenge. If you're a fellow sufferer, you'll recognise these common face-palmers. If you're not, get some tips on what can help when speaking to friends with the condition. You'll never liken them to Stephen Fry again... https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/clip/74fa42d0-b957-44ff-9307-20cdfdcdbb0f

bbc.co.uk This video contains some strong language. It's not just the symptoms of bipolar disorder that can be a struggle. Whether it's watching how much you laugh at a particular joke or sidestepping dodgy questions from colleagues, navigating people's expectations of the illness can be a constant challengeI...

bipolaruk.org

Bipolar Myth Buster

Although bipolar is a fairly common mental illness, it is not well represented. Many people believe that having bipolar disorder means always being very happy or very sad. Myths like these mean that people with bipolar can often feel misunderstood and unsupported.
Here are 10 common myths about bipolar.
https://www.bipolaruk.org/Blog/bipolar-myth-buster

bipolaruk.org Anna has lived with her bipolar diagnosis for many years. Today she wants to discuss commonly held myths about the condition.

bipolaruk.org

Tips For Family, Friends and Carers

With 60% of people living with bipolar getting no treatment or support for the condition, we recognise the importance of supporting not just those that live directly with the condition but also those who are part of their support network. Sara has two special people in her life who have bipolar and she's been on a long journey of discovery. Here she offers her top tips for 'carers' - family, friends... because she knows all too well that what you do to support that person really matters.
https://www.bipolaruk.org/blog/tips-for-family-friends-and-carers

bipolaruk.org Sara talks about some of her experiences as a carer and offers some tips that she has learnt along the way. Whether you are a close friend, relative or neighbour for someone with bipolar, you are still a carer in some way, and what you do to support that person really matters.

Want your business to be the top-listed Clinic in London?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.

Videos (show all)

How effective are mental health campaigns?
Bipolar and Alcohol
COVID19 Impact Survey Update
Mental Health Awareness Week Theme - Kindness
Research
Medication
Wednesdays with Bi
#TwoPointSixChallenge
Wednesdays with April

Location

Address


11 Belgrave Road
London
SW1V 1RB

General information

To find out more about us, visit our website at www.bipolaruk.org
Other Counseling & Mental Health in London (show all)
The Recover Clinic The Recover Clinic
NATIONAL
London

Europe's leading outpatient clinic + international online recovery program providing holistic treatment for eating disorders, body dysmorphia, trauma, anxiety and depression. (Located in London, England. CEO: Emmy Brunner)

Psychologist George Dimitrov Psychologist George Dimitrov
London

George is a famous psychologist (Ma) mostly practicing in London, the UK but also online.He is a member of the American Psychological Association, UK Hypnotherapy Association and other professional bodies.

State of Mind Psychology Services State of Mind Psychology Services
Victoria Avenue
London, EC2M 4NS

State of Mind Psychology Services is a professional clinical psychology service providing psychological therapy and counselling

Institute of Psychoanalysis Institute of Psychoanalysis
112A Shirland Rd
London, W9 2BT

http://www.psychoanalysis.org.uk/

Hearts & Minds Hearts & Minds
Wimbledon Library
London, SW19 7NB

Hearts & Minds is a Peer Support group for 14-25 year olds who experience mental health issues. We meet every Tuesday at the Merton Arts Space in Wimbledon

Mental Health in Family Medicine Mental Health in Family Medicine
483 Green Lanes
London

Mental Health in Family Medicine

Fanny Gredin - Psychologue à Londres Fanny Gredin - Psychologue à Londres
33 Thurloe Place
London, SW7 2HQ

Psychothérapie ou consultations plus ponctuelles pour enfants, adolescents, parents et adultes à South Kensington

Ben Douch - online counselling and psychotherapy Ben Douch - online counselling and psychotherapy
65 De Beauvoir Crescent
London, N1 5SL

Counselling and psychotherapy musings, tips & insights. Sometimes fun, sometimes serious. Occasionally inspiring. The good, bad, & ugly of mental health.

Noemi Lercara Counselling and Psychotherapy Noemi Lercara Counselling and Psychotherapy
Battersea Park Road
London, SW11 3BP

Private and confidential counselling service in South-West London

Yoga for Anxiety and Mild Depression Research Yoga for Anxiety and Mild Depression Research
Chalk Farm
London

Seeking individuals suffering from anxiety and/or mild depression to participate in yoga for anxiety research.

I-counselling I-counselling
Harley Street
London, W1G

My name is Maryam Shadmani and I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. www.i-counselling.co.uk

Crossroads Counselling Crossroads Counselling
144 Roman Road
London, E2 0RY

Crossroads Counselling offers a professional counselling service for people livng on low incomes in Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets.