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

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 would like to join the Mid Essex support meeting on the first Tuesday of the month (7pm-9pm) please email [email protected] using "Mid Essex support group" as the subject line.

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

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Mid Essex Support Group

Meets: 1st Tuesday of each month

Location:  White Hart Hotel, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex CM7 9AB

Accessibility: Parking is available in the Sainsbury's car park, which is free of charge after 6pm and a short walk from the hotel. The White Hart has limited parking, however, if you manage to park in the hotel car park please let the staff know your car registration to avoid being charged. 

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Other Bipolar UK support services: 

eCommunity - a 24/7 online and anonymous forum

Peer Support Line - a phone and email service