Bipolar UK can provide support and information to help you deal with workplace concerns as they occur.

Our appointments service and follow-up support can help you deal with your concerns before they become distressing or affect your health.

Support for Employees

The support we can offer can help in a number of ways. Some of the key points include:

  • Impartial support and information - to help you gain knowledge about your employment rights and determine your next steps
  • Disclosure - to provide information and support if you're considering disclosing your condition
  • Reasonable Adjustments - to help you complete reasonable adjustment forms
  • Advance statements
  • Help you build your confidence and ability to deal with workplace issues in the future
  • Support others - to provide you with support now so you can support others in the future
  • Help you manage your condition and help you identify your triggers at work

Free employment support

Bipolar UK can provide impartial support for both you and your employee to find solutions. This can be through email or telephone.

Work based training and support

Bipolar UK can support you to stay in work through the Access to Work scheme. Through this scheme we can work with you and your employers to find out your specific needs, such as changes to your work environment, working pattern or the equipment you use. These are called Reasonable Adjustments.

Bipolar UK can provide support, information and tools to help you manage your condition and help you identify your personal triggers at work. We can express your wishes to your employer and discuss how these changes can be achieved. Both parties can then work together to make sure you get the practical support you need.

We will then do follow-up work based training for your employer. You wouldn't need to attend and we will try to ensure a volunteer is present to share their experiences of bipolar.

We can also support you to manage your condition by working with you to develop an Advance Statement. This helps an employer carry out your wishes if you should become ill at work.

How to contact us for support

Our Employment Support service offers appointments for initial consultations on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Please contact us on 0333 323 3880 or email us at employmentsupport@bipolaruk.org for more information.

Read our Employee's Guide to Bipolar and Employment

Take a look at the Reasonable Adjustments form

Read our useful links for more information