Our support groups are free and are open to anyone affected by bipolar, including family, friends and carers. 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.

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.

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

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Blackburn and Darwen Support Group details:

Meets: 4th Wednesday of each month 

Please Note: The August Support Group will be held on the last Wednesday of the month (30th August)

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

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Accessibility: The meeting room is accessible and located on the ground floor. There is an accessible toilet and a hearing loop is also available in the meeting room. No on-site parking, but there is a nearby pay and display car park (access from King St), or parking on street (Paradise St)paid via meter.

other bipolar uk support services:

eCommunity - a 24/7 online and anonymous forum

Peer Support Line - a phone and email service