Priadel® An Important Update

An important update following Bipolar UK and others urged Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock MP to ensure a brand of lithium taken by people with bipolar disorder remains available to treat patients in the UK. Read more

Letter to Matt Hancock about Priadel withdrawal

Bipolar UK and others are urging Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock MP to ensure a brand of lithium taken by people with bipolar disorder remains available to treat patients in the UK. Read more

Medication and weight gain

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

A spoonful of sugar… my experience with Lithium

A look at the personal experiences of using lithium to manage mood swings. Read more

Why do some people respond to lithium and others don't?

Professor Guy Goodwin discusses the different responses to taking lithium. Read more

Writing an advance choice document

We offer advice on writing an advance choice document – relating to personal welfare, property and financial affairs, if you become unwell . Read more

Ending up in A&E and Starting Medication

Over the past couple of weeks Anna has experienced a manic episode. Here's her account of what she has been through. Read more

ECT and me

Louise talks candidly about her experience of undergoing Electroconvulsive Therapy. Read more

Bipolar recovery is more than just taking your meds

Jasmine Saunders writes this insightful piece on the role of medication and the part you play in your recovery. Read more

NHS long term plan

The Plan commits to spending a third of the extra £20bn the NHS will get by 2023 on GPs, community care and mental health. Read more

New service in south London reduces hospital readmissions for people with bipolar disorder

A specialist programme at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) has been shown to significantly reduce the rate of hospital readmissions for people with bipolar disorder, Read more