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Rotary and Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK is delighted to be working in partnership with Rotary Great Britain and Ireland. Together, we aim to reach and support 20% more people affected by bipolar in our first year.

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Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK is the only national charity dedicated to supporting those affected by bipolar and offers a range of support for everyone affected by the condition:


'I wouldn't have been able to have the life I do now if it wasn't for Bipolar UK and the amazing people I have met. I owe my life to Bipolar UK and I know others feel the same.' Cameron


The Bipolar Commission

Launched in March 2021, the Bipolar Commission is one of the largest engagement exercises of its kind in the mental health sector. Over 100 experts and people with lived experience were interviewed, and more than 7000 people responded to a series of surveys.

The Commission aims to identify challenges in the healthcare system and to present recommendations for change – positive change that will improve the lives of those affected by bipolar and dramatically reduce the risk of suicide.

The first two reports ‘Bipolar Diagnosis Matters’ and ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ were published in October 2021 and March 2022 respectively. The full Bipolar Commission report will be available in November 2022.

You can read the reports and about the work of the Bipolar Commission here

Get in touch at [email protected]

We couldn’t exist without the amazing support of our dedicated team of volunteers. They help by giving us key insights from our community. They also provide hands-on support so we can run a significant network of peer support groups and a one-to-one peer support line via telephone and email.

Each year, we support thousands of individuals through our range of peer support services, which include:

Peer support is at the core of our work and many of our volunteering roles require lived experience of the condition. We also have a range of volunteering roles that do not require lived experience, such as the ‘Support Group Administrator’ role that has been introduced to help groups with tasks such as Zoom set-up, managing group emails and local promotion.

You can find more information and volunteer role descriptions here

We are also happy to hear from anyone who has specific skills that may be helpful to the charity’s work. These could include:

  • Website support
  • SEO copywriting
  • Data analysis (Google Analytics)
  • Marketing/design

Get in touch at [email protected]