Tuesday 4 October 2016

Bipolar Awareness Day - 4 October 2016

Bipolar Awareness Day 2016 (4 October) focused on the major lack of funding for bipolar research.

More than one million people have bipolar in the UK. It's a severe, life-long mental illness with treatment hampered by misdiagnosis, misunderstanding and stigma.

Given the impact on many people's lives, we're asking you to pledge support for greater government funding for bipolar research. By signing our petition, you'll be making your voice heard on behalf of individuals affected by bipolar.

Click here to sign and share our petition today

Mental health receives less than 6% of all health research funding in the UK. Within mental health research, bipolar only receives 1.6%.

In October 2014, the James Lind Alliance launched what was to be the UK's largest ever survey to understand patients', family members' and professionals' questions about bipolar. Over 14,000 questions were submitted with the top ten recently published.

Despite the obvious need for research, there's little funding available. Your pledge of support will make a difference.

Click here to sign and share our petition today