Meetings are open to all people affected by bipolar, with or without a diagnosis and including related conditions rapid cycling and cyclothymia.

Our Support Groups are intended for people aged 18 and above. If you're aged between 16 and 18 you can attend a Support Group if you're accompanied by a parent or guardian

You are welcome to bring someone with you to the group to provide you with support. If the carer is acting within a professional capacity, we ask that they attend in this role rather than as an active participant of the group

You are welcome whether you are a :

  • family member
  • carer
  • friend
  • partner

Some specialist groups are intended for particular people such as family, friends and carers or young people. We also have an occasional session relating to work and learning.

Groups are not open for the purposes of academic or other research.  They for individuals affected by bipolar to receive support we do not allow people to attend for any academic or professional reasons.

Nor are group groups for campaigning - but all groups do receive information from Bipolar UK about local and national mental health campaigns.

Find a support groups near you for further details and booking