Our support groups are free and open to anyone affected by bipolar, including family, friends and loved ones. If you don't have a confirmed diagnosis and want to find out about bipolar, and related conditions such as cyclothymia, you are also welcome.

Anyone over 18 is welcome. If you're 16 or 17, please bring a parent or guardian.

The format of the meetings vary, but you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself, say how you are feeling using the Bipolar UK mood scale and may listen to an invited speaker. The groups are organised and facilitated by volunteers who are affected by bipolar in some way.

If you're interested in joining the meetings please email [email protected] with "Blackburn and Darwen 4th Wednesday support group" as the subject line.

blackburn and darwen support group:

Location: Friends Meeting House, Paradise Lane Blackburn, BB2 1LY

Meets: 4th Wednesday of each month. Please note that the Support Group meeting in May has been cancelled due to illness. Meetings will resume from June.

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Accessibility information:  The venue has wheelchair ramp access. There is an accessible toilet on site and a hearing loop is available. Car parking is available on-street nearby, although no designated on-site car-park.

other bipolar uk support services:

eCommunity - a 24/7 online and anonymous forum

Peer Support Line - a phone and email service