World Bipolar Day is celebrated each year on 30 March, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was diagnosed with bipolar after he died.

The vision of World Bipolar Day is to encourage understanding about what bipolar is – and isn’t – and to banish stigma from the face of the planet. 

Each year Bipolar UK holds its annual conference and runs a number of activities to raise awareness and raise funds to celebrate this day.

Watch our 2024 World Bipolar Week webinars

'Pole to Pole... to Pole'

30 April 2023 - 30 March 2024

To raise funds and awareness, Bipolar UK and Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland collectively travelled 40,008 km – from the North to the South Pole, and back up to the North Pole again! 

Take a look at where we've been!

Watch Bipolar UK's CEO, Simon Kitchen walk 9.5km along Hadrian's Wall to launch the 'Pole to Pole' challenge

Bipolar UK Mood Tracker app news!

After months of development with our Ambassador and app developer, Andrew Thompson, together with our friends at Bipolarité France, Bipolar UK launched a French version of the Mood Tracker app on World Bipolar Day, 30 March 2024. 

With more than 450 million French speakers worldwide, our wish is that the app will help even more people living with bipolar to track their mood and sleep patterns and live well with bipolar.

Download our Mood Tracker app

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Last updated: 3 April 2024