March 2020


Would you like to help improve services for people living with bipolar? Bipolar UK is running a new research project in partnership with Cardiff University and King’s College London to improve health services for people affected by the condition. We are looking for people with lived experience of bipolar (either as someone with the condition or a loved one of someone with the bipolar) to be part of this exciting project.

The role will involve working within a team assisting with 5 evidence gathering sessions (June to December 2020) across the UK where participants will describe their experiences of mental health care.

The project, in partnership with King’s College London will have two elements:

  • A ‘state of the nation’ review to capture the experiences and challenges of people affected by bipolar
  • A series of recommendations / interventions that can improve outcomes for people affected by bipolar, with a particular emphasis on low cost / high impact ones

Bipolar affects people regardless of race, religion, sexuality or gender identity. We welcome applications from all sections of our community. We are particularly interested in applications from Wales and Northern Ireland. 

We are looking for individuals who will act as advocates for Bipolar UK, including participating in interviews with the media.

We will pay £150 a day for preparation and attendance at each evidence gathering session which will last from 10.00-4.00. Travel expenses and accommodation will also be paid. You must be eligible to work in the UK. Please send your CV and supporting statement, explaining why you are suitable for the role, to Anna Graham at [email protected]. You can find the role description here.

Your donation will help provide a range of services offering the support people need, when they need it. You can make sure there's someone at the end of the phone to listen, a nearby group to share experiences, a 24-hour peer forum and more.

Together, we can support the person behind the diagnosis of bipolar.