Banning ECT would risk lives

Misconceptions around Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) create fear and stigmatise people using it as Bipolar UK's CEO Simon Kitchen explains Read more

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

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

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

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

Should I come off my medication?

Popular social media personality, Olivia Callaghan, delivers yet another thought provoking article around bipolar disorder. Read more

Research Roundup: Good news for those of us taking lithium!

Clare Dolman reports on research into the role of lithium in the prevention of dementia Read more

"I feel I am the expert on my own mental health"

Joanne talks about bipolar and the challenge of stopping lithium Read more

Young people help shape bipolar services in North East

More than 30 individuals took part in an engagement day at the Adolescent Bipolar Service (ABS). Read more