In 2023 we announced the launch of the first of its kind – a Rotary eClub open exclusively to those affected by bipolar (people living with the condition, close family members or friends, or those with a keen interest in the cause). 

Join to make friends - and make a difference

Launched on 10 August 2023, the Rotary Bipolar eClub is open to anyone affected by bipolar anywhere in the world.

Joining is a great opportunity to meet others affected by bipolar, to further the aims of Bipolar UK’s partnership with Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland and to take advantage of opportunities offered through Rotary’s extensive projects and networks all over the world.

The eClub meets online every two weeks:

  • Business operations: 12-1pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • Speaker slot: 8-9pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month

We are also planning optional occasional in-person social meet ups.

If you would like to join or find out more – please contact [email protected]

Upcoming webinars

Legendary songwriter, Nicky Chinn and former Dire straits Manager, Ed Bicknell

The Rotary Bipolar eClub is proud to present this exclusive conversation between two music industry greats; Nicky Chinn, world-renowned songwriter and Ed Bicknell former music manager of Dire Straits. 

Diagnosed at an early age, Nicky shares how bipolar shaped his career while Ed brings a unique insight as one of Nicky’s greatest friends in the music industry. Together they chat about the highs and lows and the importance of friendship in supporting someone with bipolar.

When: Tuesday, 8 October 2024

Time: 12 -1pm

Where: Online 

Register here

Watch some of our past guest speaker slots 

Mya-Rose Craig, environmentalist and author of 'Birdgirl' 

In March 2024, Rotary Bipolar eClub hosted an exclusive conversation between ITV's Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana (Jones) and Bipolar UK ambassador, environmentalist and author of 'Birdgirl', Mya-Rose Craig.

They talked about supporting a close loved one with bipolar, and the benefits of birdwatching and spending time in nature. 

Vijay Nallawala, author and founder, Bipolar India

In December 2023, Rotary Bipolar eClub heard from Vijay Nallawala, Author & Founder, Bipolar India. Vijay Nallawala is an entrepeneur, author and mental health advocate. In 2013, he launched Bipolar India as an online portal and community for those suffering from mental illness. 

Bipolar General: My Forever War with Mental Illness

In November 2023, Rotary Bipolar eClub hosted an inspiring conversation between Major General Gregg F Martin USA (Ret.) and author of 'Bipolar General: My Forever War with Mental Illness' and Ivan Kennes, Rotary Bipolar eClub Treasurer and leader in the Learning and Assessment industry.

Last updated: 19 July  2024