Our blogs

Bipolar in children and young people

Information and stories about the experience of children and young people who have bipolar or live with adults who do

Bipolar research

Blog focussing on bipolar related research from academic centres and Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK services and activities

Bipolar UK activities, events and services

Covid-19

Information and support relating to bipolar and coronavirus (covid-19)

Creativity and bipolar

Stories and information featuring creative writers, poets, musicians and artists plus media campaigns

Experience of Black and Asian people

Blog featuring the lived experience of people from Black and Asian communities

Family, carers and friends

A diagnosis of bipolar can be disorientating for family and friends - find out how to help and support

Getting a diagnosis

It can take a while to establish a diagnosis of bipolar and there's a lot to take in

Legal information

Legal aspects of living with bipolar including diagnostic assessment and sections work under the Mental Health Act and your rights at work

Medication and treatment

Drugs, treatments and therapies to help in the management of bipolar

Money and debt

Mania drives some people to overspend, amassing debt they later regret

Personal experiences

Reading other people's stories and experiences of bipolar may help counter feelings of isolation

Relationships

Friendships and relationships can be affected by our experiences of bipolar

Self-management

How to manage your moods

Suicide prevention

Bipolar UK ambassadors share their experiences of managing severe depression and suicidal thoughts

Technology, apps and social media

Bipolar UK is developing its online presence to provide support and information in digital channels

What is bipolar?

Bipolar disorder is identified by two mood states depression and mania.

Women and bipolar

Bipolar can affect women differently - especially during certain life stages, such as pregnancy, childbirth and menopause.

Work and learning

Bipolar can affect you whether you are studying or at work. Bipolar UK offers help and support