The format of support meetings may differ from place to place and all are guided by our Code of conduct

The meetings are led by co-facilitators, trained volunteers who are themselves affected by bipolar in some way.

What is the format?

Usually people attending will begin by sharing what their mood is like using the Bipolar UK mood scale 

Then facilitators may invite people to suggest particular topics they would like to talk about

Some groups invite external speakers to address their meetings

Do I have to speak at a meeting?

You do not have to talk at the meeting if you don't want to and in online meetings you can attend with your camera switched off

When and where do groups take place?

At the time of writing (July 2021) most meetings are online but this will change in the coming months

Up-to-date information about our support groups, including times, dates and booking details, can be found on the Find a support group page

Will I be expected to come to all the meetings?

No, there is no commitment. You can attend as many or as few meetings as you want

Do I have to stay for the whole meeting?

No, you're free to leave whenever you want