Bipolar UK Ambassador Natasha Rea talks about alternative treatments to self-manage

Every Thursday on our Instagram account, Natasha talks about the alternative treatments that have helped her manage her condition. Find out about her guests so far and how to watch her live or catch-up on previous discussions. Read more

How psychiatric assessment works

Professor Guy Goodwin explains how Mental Health Act assessments are carried out. Read more

How trigger-management and exercise help me stay in remission

Bethany talks about her diagnosis and how she uses careful trigger management and exercise to help her to stay well. Read more

How my breakdown and cyclothymia diagnosis became fieldwork for the second edition of our book

Amanda Saunders, co-author of ‘Bipolar Disorder: The Ultimate Guide’ discusses her experience of being diagnosed with Cyclothymia and how she has managed the condition. Read more

Life hack #4 Tools to manage your condition

In his book ‘Bipolar Life Hacks, A Personal Guide to the Self-Management of Bipolar Disorder’ David Hillman provides strategies, hints and tips that he has found useful to manage his condition over the years. This week he shares the digital tools he has found helpful. Read more

Pregnancy and bipolar

Jenny talks about her experiences of pregnancy with a diagnosis of bipolar and offers some advice on who to talk to, medication and monitoring mood. Read more


Denis Brown has been fighting bipolar most of his adult life. He is currently working on a collection of poems and has kindly shared two of these with us. Read more

The world through the eyes of a journalist in and out of psychotic episodes

For the last 26 years Siddy Shivdasani has been a journalist in mainstream media. In his recent book he talks about that life and the impact bipolar has had on him. Read more

The tightrope of mania – what goes up must come down

Bipolar UK Ambassador, April Kelley, writes about her experiences of mania. Read more

Apps for managing mood

We’ve picked these apps to help you track, understand, or control your mood a bit better, so you can live a healthier, more balanced life. Apps are not a substitute for professional care, but they are an excellent resource for identifying problem areas and collecting useful data. Read more