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

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 Rotherham online (zoom) support meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (7pm - 9pm), please email [email protected] with "Rotherham online support group" as the subject line.

Self-Management Course - commencing 6 July 2022

Bipolar UK are delighted to offer in conjunction with Cardiff University a six week programme supporting people affected by bipolar to learn more about self-management and living well with the condition.

  • Introduction to Bipolar - diagnosis, lifestyle and common challenges
  • Managing mood swings, using a reflective journal, mood app or mood scale,
  • Medication how to get a medication review
  • Lifestyle, routines and sleep hygiene, nutrition
  • Managing triggers
  • Crisis planning - when things breakdown, using advanced statements
  • Family and friends’ session
  • Bringing it together – reflective end session, tool kit completion

This group and self-management course are funded by the local CCG, and therefore is open to anyone affected by bipolar who's living or working in the Rotherham area.

 

other bipolar UK support services:

eCommunity - a 24/7 online and anonymous forum

Peer Support Line - a phone and email service

Work and learning - information and online advice related to work and study