As part of the Bipolar Commission there will be a series of online surveys to find out about people’s experiences of the mental healthcare system. Early findings of the surveys will be published here and a final report in March 2022

2021 survey programme

  • March until May – Diagnosis and triggers
  • June until  September - Services and treatment
  • October until November – Equality and stigma

To find out more about people's experience pre-diagnosis and when newly diagnosed, visit our blog, Pendulum or sign up to our online forum, the eCommunity to learn and share about bipolar disorder.

Roundtables and evidence gathering sessions

Commissioners and healthcare professionals such as GPs will be asked to provide evidence of what is working well, for example, in terms of diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder, and what needs improving.

These initial sessions will take place in May and June 2021.

Bipolar summits

A further five summits will take place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland where participants and advisors will be asked to give evidence about their experiences of the mental health services.

Some of these summits will be virtual, depending upon Covid-19 restrictions.

Data collection

The Commissioners will analyse the data and evidence and the main report will be published in March 2022