We're here to offer you practical information, advice and support by phone and email, as well as through information on our website.

With advice on how to support a loved one, information on how to manage your bipolar and links to useful support services, we're here to help you.

Changes to our Support Line

Bipolar UK have adapted the Support Line to provide direct Peer Support, therefore, the service no longer takes live incoming calls but provides the opportunity to leave a message and we will call you back within 3 working days, usually less, alternatively you can send an email to [email protected].

If you would like a Peer Support call from a staff member or volunteer who has been affected by the illness themselves, please leave us a message or email and we will get back to you.

We would talk you through any issues you have on your mind and share their experience to help you find a way forward together. The emphasis will be on self-management; using coping strategies in order to stay well and recover from the illness.

To arrange a call back, leave a message on 0333 323 3880 or email [email protected] 

Calls to 03 numbers are charged at no more than national rate calls to standard UK landline phone numbers starting with 01 or 02, and they must be included in your phone providers inclusive minutes and discount schemes in the same way. Please note that all Bipolar UK calls are recorded for training and quality purposes.

Why have Bipolar UK changed their Support Line from receiving live incoming calls? 

Bipolar UK from time to time have to review the services they offer in line with capacity and the strategic direction of the Charity which provides Peer Support for people affected by Bipolar.

Consequently, by closing our live Support Line we are able to provide targeted bespoke Peer to Peer support by telephone or email.

This also reduces the expectation we are a response service to Crisis support as other agencies are better placed to offer this support such as Mental Health Services, NHS 111 and GP practices and Accident and Emergency departments.