We participate in and respond to a number of national and local policy developments.

Service user involvement is core to much of this work and we are regularly asked for service user representation or to survey service users’ views.

National Suicide Prevention Alliance

The NSPA brings together over 50 national organisations from across the public, private and voluntary sectors, including Bipolar UK, to tackle the issue of suicide prevention. Find out more on the NSPA website.

Mental Health Alliance

Bipolar UK is represented in this national coalition of more than 75 organisations focusing on the implementation of the Mental Health Act. The Alliance is Chaired by Bipolar UK's Chief Executive. Find out more on the Mental Health Alliance website.

Wales Alliance for Mental Health

The Wales Alliance for Mental Health provides the collective voice of the national voluntary organisations in Wales working in the field of mental health.

Maternal Mental Health Alliance

Our Vice-Chair of trustees, Clare Dolman, represents Bipolar UK in this specialist forum.

Wales National Mental Health Partnership Board

The Board's purpose is to monitor delivery of improved mental health services in Wales and to ensure that improvements outlined in the ‘Together for Mental Health’ delivery plan are achieved. Bipolar UK represents the Wales Alliance for Mental Health on the Board.

The Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders

Bipolar UK is a member of the Alliance, which is a group of charities and foundations focusing on mental health research. Find out more on the AMHRF website.

If you would like to discuss our policy involvement, please contact us on 0333 323 4008 or [email protected]