The Relatives Education and Coping Toolkit (REACT) study, supported by Bipolar UK, is continuing to recruit new participants until the end of August 2017.

Bipolar UK supports the new REACT study

The REACT toolkit has been developed by a team of researchers, clinicians and relatives from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Lancaster University, Liverpool University and University College London.

The study aims to test the effectiveness of an online toolkit for reducing distress and increasing the wellbeing of relatives and close friends who are supporting an individual with psychosis or bipolar. The toolkit has 12 information modules as well as an interactive forum and a direct message service to peer supporters.

The REACT study is going from strength to strength with over 600 relatives or close friends of people with bipolar or psychosis signed up to take part in this innovative study. After a successful first year, the study is now continuing to recruit new participants until the end of August 2017.

Participants will be asked to fill in questionnaires about their health and wellbeing and will then be randomly allocated to receive either the full toolkit or an online resource directory that points participants to existing sources of support.

To find out more and to register, please visit the REACT study website.

Learn more about Bipolar UK's partnership with the REACT toolkit study.