Bipolar UK are delighted to announce the appointment of talented actor and comedian Tony Slattery as one of our brand new Patrons and speakers at this years annual conference.

Tony, a regular on the Channel 4 improvisation show 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' is a long-term supporter of ours and has, in particular, supported us through various comedy nights the latest of which took place this past weekend where substantial funds were raised for the charity.

The comedian said it was great to be supporting such a worthy cause: "I am delighted to join Bipolar UK, a charity that is close to my heart and interests as someone who lives with the condition.  As a Patron I look forward to working with them to amplify their existing peer support approach and the difference they make to people’s lives.”

Tony will be in attendance at this years conference in partnership with King’s College London that will take place on Sunday 17th November. He will be one of the panellists discussing the condition in a session entitled 'Whose Bipolar Is It Anyway?'.

Speaking about his involvement in the conference Tony said: “I'm excited at the prospect of sharing my views with those attending in November. It presents a platform in which they can share good practice, pool opportunities and networks. ‘Whose Bipolar Is It Anyway?’ will be a fun experience that’ll enable the panellists to offer our personal take on a serious issue.”

Simon Kitchen, Chief Executive Bipolar UK, is pleased to have Tony on board as a Patron and involved in the conference: “We couldn’t be happier that Tony has agreed to join us. Having the support of someone so talented  who has helped us to raise awareness and funds around such a misunderstood condition will only further bolster our ability to save lives."

Tickets are available now and we would love to see you there. You can obtain your ticket today via Eventbrite.

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.