You can make a difference today Hello to my fellow troopers and supporters, The lovely Luyando Malawo, who I interviewed recently, lives with bipolar and has used the peer support line in the past. She told me she can see how it saves lives. In 2014 Luyando thought her every waking moment was being filmed. Just like the Truman show, the box office success starring Jim Carey, she believed her life was scripted with the whole world watching. Things came to a head when she ran at social workers with a large knife when they turned up at her door. On the police’s arrival, she was sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983. More people like Luyando are opening up to the incredible teams around the UK and together they are continuing to eradicate the stigma of mental illness. Bipolar UK are there to support those in need. Their aim is to ensure they are able to fund peer support services like those which have helped Luyando as they provide vital assistance to those who are vulnerable.With your donation, Bipolar UK can assist thousands more by running additional peer support groups and finding new ways to educate people about the condition (or superpower as I know some of us like to call it). There is no generosity too big or too small and your gift will help people with bipolar live healthier, more stable independent lives and, for example, get back into work. £20 funds a call back for someone with bipolar who would benefit from speaking to one of our trained volunteers £50 enables us to produce 50 information leaflets so more people know of our services, including the support line £200 covers the average cost of a peer support group meeting which could ultimately support someone back to work The demand grows larger and larger as people turn to Bipolar UK for help and they will be there to offer the life-changing support people need to manage their condition… But we need your help. Supporting Bipolar UK is easier than ever. You can even give online today (right now… Seriously, click the here – it’s that easy).As I always say and will forever remind you that mental illness is crippling, exhausting and can be embarrassing but it is not a failure in our strength and character as humans.Happy New Year you brave and wonderful humans. Here’s looking ahead to a bright 2020. April x Bipolar UK, Media Ambassador 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.