How my Rotary club can get involved Mutual Partnership Aims How can our club get involved? Full partnership plan available here 1. Expand our Reach www.bipolaruk.org or email [email protected] Together, we can expand our reach through engaging across our communities and reaching out to 20% more people affected by bipolar. · Look at the Rotary subsite – available on Bipolar UK’s website from August for information updates and useful downloads. · Share national updates/news about our partnership with local press/ on social media · Sign up to Bipolar UK’s newsletter or follow us on social media so that you can see and share the latest news, events and updates. · Attend our virtual conference on World Bipolar Day (30th March) and help us promote the day/event through your networks. 2. Increase our Impact By championing a hugely important yet underrepresented cause in mental health. Supporting Bipolar UK scale up its work to support 20% more people in the first year and to reduce diagnosis times. · Support us in sharing our campaign video “Could it be bipolar?” via social media or local/national networks (from August) · Promote Bipolar UK’s services in your local area (distribute leaflets to hospitals/GP surgeries and online, social media channels) 3. Enhance participant engagement Rotarians understand more about bipolar and what support is available. This will help the 1 in 50 living with the condition as well as those who support them. It will also enable them to support others affected by bipolar in their community. · Download our fundraising pack (from the website – August onwards) and think about how your club could help support this partnership with vital funds. · Sign up for our virtual “Pole to Pole” fundraising walk to get motivated, active and engaging with Rotarians across the country to meet a collective target. · Use some of our short videos and interviews (available on the subsite) in club speaker slots to learn more about the condition. · Take our 15-minute “Understanding Bipolar” e-learning course and share with others (available on our website from August) · Promote volunteer positions in the local area to enable opening new support groups (as per need) · Volunteer if you have a professional expertise (website, SEO, data analysis, marketing etc) Please g et in touch 4. Increase our ability to adapt Accelerate positive change in understanding and reacting to severe mental health conditions. Responding together to changing needs (war, economic crisis, pandemic) · Use and share Bipolar UK’s resources and Mood Scale to help understand the condition and the support available · Encourage healthy work practices for staff and volunteers · Download the leaflet prepared by Rotary and Bipolar UK for supporting refugees in the UK (Ukrainian and Afghan version) and ask your local MP, other useful contacts to circulate.