Bipolar Awareness Day 2016 Donate Fundraise Less than 6% of all medical research funding is dedicated to mental health. Despite over a million people in the UK having bipolar, it's a shocking fact that only 1.6% of the mental health research funding is dedicated to the condition. Here are just some of the ways you can get involved this Bipolar Awareness Day and help raise awareness of funding for bipolar research: Sign our petition Add your voice to our calls for more research into bipolar and greater understanding of the condition. Donate £5 to Bipolar UK Last year we supported over 80,000 people affected by bipolar, but this was only possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Text BPAD16 £5 to 70070 today to give a gift and help transform the lives of families and individuals across the country. Take time for yourself It's important to take time for yourself and do something you find relaxing. This could be anything from going for a walk to doing some baking or having a bath. Why not organise a Sereni-TEA for your friends, family or colleagues and help raise awareness while enjoying a cup of tea and a chat? We will update this page in the lead up to Bipolar Awareness Day, so please do check back. We will also be updating our Facebook and Twitter pages regularly, so please do 'like' and 'follow' us to stay up-to-date with all the latest news.