This series of webinars explores the bipolar symptoms that no-one talks about. In this webinar, sleep expert and Emeritus Professor Kevin Morgan examines how sleep disturbance can be both a symptom and a trigger for people living with bipolar. Joined by Luyando Malawo, who lives with bipolar, they discuss why it’s vital for people with bipolar to sleep well and share lots of good sleep habits.

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About the speakers

Kevin Morgan 

Kevin Morgan is Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Foundation Director of the Clinical Sleep Research Unit at Loughborough University, and an independent consultant. With a career-long interest in the origins, impact and management of disordered sleep, Kevin has an international reputation for his research into the psychological treatment of insomnia and sleep management in chronic conditions. He has served as an advisor to the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and has worked extensively with healthcare providers and the third sector in developing sleep-related training programmes. Kevin is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences, an associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a member of the international Sleep Research Society.

Luyando Malawo

Born in Zambia and now living in Kent, Luyando works part time in banking. Now age 33, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 25, having been detained under the Mental Health Act. Determined to dispel myths and shame around mental illness, Luyando went public with her story and continues to champion the cause. She has been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine and Stylist magazine talking about mental health issues. As a commissioner for Bipolar UK, in 2022 Luyando helped launch 'Bipolar Minds Matter', a report for the Bipolar Commission on the Radio 4 programme, All in the Mind. In 2023 Luyando plans to create content on her own platform, sharing her learnings and providing others with guidance and tools for their own mental health recovery journey.

Last updated: 27 September 2023