Our services Speak to our Peer Support Line Speak to our Peer Support Line What we offer We're here to give practical information, advice and support by phone and email, as well as through our website. With emphasis on self-management the Peer Support Line provides: advice on how to support a loved one information on how to manage your bipolar coping strategies to stay well links to useful support services We can talk you through any issues that are on your mind and share our experience, as people also affected by bipolar, to help you find a way forward. Our Peer Support Line is staffed between 9am and 5pm, and we will respond to enquiries during working hours. We aim to respond within 3 working days, however during holiday or busier periods it may take slightly longer. Thank you for your patience Please note: the Peer Support Line is open to UK phone numbers only. You must be based in the UK to access this service; we are unable to speak to people with a UK number based outside of the UK at the time of the call. Book a call (reduced service) We are currently recruiting volunteers for the Peer Support Line so have fewer slots for calls than usual. Regular service will resume sometime in September. To see which slots are available, type "I want to speak to someone" into the chatbot and a booking diary will appear. Bookings are made a week ahead. If you cannot find a slot that works well for you, we'd invite you to keep checking back as these slots are updated regularly, or send us an email. Thank you for your patience. Ask a question You can find answers to bipolar-related questions via the chatbot service too. It is an automated knowledge base - just type a short, direct question and you'll get a speedy response to factual questions. By searching our website using the search option at the top of the web page you can find a range of information and downloadable resources. By email If you prefer an email response, please email us and we will get back to you. We aim to do this within three working days, usually less. We are currently experiencing a high demand for our services and appreciate your patience if we can’t get back to you immediately. Another great way to get peer support is to join our online forum - the eCommunity Volunteer with us If you are interested in volunteering with the Peer Support Line and sharing your knowledge and experience of bipolar, visit our volunteering page Bipolar UK does not provide crisis support If you are in crisis, we've put together a list of resources to turn to for crisis help You may also like to view: Donate to Bipolar UK today Your donation will help provide a range of services offering the support people need, when they need it. You can make sure there's someone at the end of the phone to listen, a nearby group to share lived experiences, a 24-hour peer forum and more. Together, we can support the person behind the diagnosis of bipolar.