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

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

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 are interested in joining the group meetings, please email [email protected] with "Bournemouth and Poole 1st Wednesday support group" as the subject line. 

Bournemouth and Poole support group:

Meets: 1st Wednesday of the month. Please note: this group does not meet in January.

Location: United Reformed Church Hall, 16 Commercial Rd, Poole BH14 0JW.

Accessibility: Please use the lower car park, spaces are limited. 

Time: 7pm (for a 7.30pm start) - 9pm

Other Bipolar UK support services:

eCommunity - a 24/7 online and anonymous forum

Peer Support Line - a phone and email service

Work and learning - information and online advice related to work and study