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Lancaster University's Spectrum Centre and Bipolar UK are teaming up to understand the needs of adolescents whose parents have bipolar disorder. Read more

Better care needed for people displaying first symptoms of bipolar disorder

A new study highlights a lack of high-quality evidence for interventions in first episode mania, as well as gaps in guidelines on how to treat people experiencing mania for the first time. Read more

Genome-wide association study identifies 30 genes linked to bipolar disorder

New findings will pave the way for identifying specific genes which are involved in the development of bipolar disorder. Read more

Trustee Opportunities With Bipolar UK

We are keen to recruit up to three additional Trustees to achieve a balanced board who bring a diverse range of perspectives. Read more

Results of the advance decision making survey

The results of the advance decision making survey are now available. Read more

NHS to test new rapid care measures

NHS to test new rapid care measures for patients with the most urgent mental and physical health needs Read more

Research opportunity: Bipolar disorder, pregnancy and childbirth

We currently know very little about the causes of these episodes and which women are likely to be at greatest risk following delivery. Read more

ORBIT project seeks new participants

The project features two brief online interventions designed to improve quality of life for people who have had 10 or more episodes of bipolar disorder Read more

Women in a quarter of the UK still can’t access vital maternal mental health services

Maps from the Maternal Mental Health Alliance show that pregnant women and new mums still cannot access lifesaving specialist perinatal mental health services. Read more

Major new study proceeds to optimise treatment response to lithium

The EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme has funded a new EU-wide study of lithium initiation. Read more