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

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

We provide a range of employment support and training for you and your employer.

Employment support by telephone and email

Access to Work funding may be able to help you with more intensive 1-1 support, for further details and information on how to apply please follow the link

We are currently recruiting for more peer support volunteers who would like to become involved in our employment support by phone, email or in face to face training.  If you would like to volunteer or find out more about your options to become an Employment Peer Support Phone/Email Volunteer, or an Employment Ambassador please contact us on [email protected]

Bipolar awareness training

Do you need a bipolar awareness training session for a group of staff at your organisation? We ask you to provide a suitable venue/room and we’ll come to you once we’ve agreed the date, location and duration.

Price is dependent on your requirements with reduced rates for charities.

Dedicated workplace support

As part of our dedicated workplace support, we’re able to offer the following:
• Help with understanding the issues
• Development of a workplace toolkit
• Team training

Understanding the issues

We’ll come to you for a day. First of all we’ll meet individually with you and then your employer/HR/line managers as appropriate to fully understand the needs, challenges and issues you’re all experiencing.

With you we’ll discuss how bipolar affects you at work and gain an understanding of your triggers, mood cycles and warning signs.

We’ll then separately have a discussion with your employer/HR/line managers about their understanding and any concerns they may have.

We then bring both parties together to ensure a consistent and comprehensive understanding and explain how best to support you and your health and wellbeing at work. During this final session, we’ll highlight the benefits of reasonable adjustments and advance statements.

Price is dependent on your requirements.

Development of a workplace toolkit

Following on from supporting you to understand the issues, we can also work with your organisation to develop a dedicated workplace toolkit for you and your employer.

We’ll return to you after the first day with the toolkit developed for your employee and your employer. We’ll fully explain the toolkit and its implementation so everyone has a clear understanding. We’ll also provide up to three telephone sessions to support you in successfully implementing the toolkit.

Price is dependent on your requirements.

Team training

For some organisations - with your full consent - it’s beneficial for colleagues to understand the practical implications of a bipolar diagnosis. Working with you and your employer, we can provide bespoke training to the wider team.

Price is dependent on your requirements.

How to contact us for support

For an initial consultation, please email us at [email protected] 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