Theresa May has spoken about the need to restructure the mental health care system, with a focus on young people and better supporting people in the workplace.

The government is to announce measures aimed at reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness and speeding up the provision of digital mental health services.

Additionally plans were announced to stop GPs charging patients up to £300 for a form certifying their mental llness, something that Bipolar UK has campaigned about alongside the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute.

Commenting on the announcement, Suzanne Hudson, CEO of Bipolar UK said "The Prime Minister’s focus on mental health is welcome. However without substantially increased investment in research, treatment and support the disparity between physical and mental health remains and indeed will widen."

Bipolar UK provide a range of service to support people affected by bipolar, including our youth service for people aged 18-25 and our Employment Support service.