Bill Oddie, Patron

"10 years to arrive at a correct diagnosis! Really? I can believe it. It happened to me. Its happening to others right now. It could be fatal.

I am delighted to be a patron of Bipolar UK and support their outstanding work."

Bill was also the voice of our 2014 BBC Radio 4 Appeal

James Wade, Patron

James is the second most successful player in the history of the PDC and at 24 became the youngest player to win a major PDC title.

“I feel privileged to have been asked to become a patron for Bipolar UK. I was diagnosed as having bipolar four years ago and I am committed to increasing awareness of the illness."

Paul Abbott, Patron

Paul Abbott has become one of the most critically and commercially successful British TV writers and producers.

"While people keep asking me NOT to talk about this illness in public, (and that remains shockingly plenty) I will continue shooting my loud little mouth off about it for totally obvious reasons."

Kay Redfield-Jamison, Patron

'I am delighted to be a patron of Bipolar UK'

Kay Redfield Jamison Phd is a clinical psychologist and writer whose work has centered on bipolar disorder which she was diagnosed with in early adulthood.

She is The Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Twink, Patron

Neil Tinning (Twink) is a photographer and musician who has been a patron of Bipolar UK for 10 years.

He is an amazing ambassador for the charity and for individuals affected by bipolar.

Stephen Fry, Friend of Bipolar UK

"Churchill said you could judge a civilization by the way it treats its prisoners. I think today we can say that a civilization is judged by the way it approaches mental health."