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 than this. Thank you for your patience’

Book a call

The quickest and easiest way to book a phone call is via our chatbot, at the bottom right of this page. Type  "I want to speak to someone" into the chatbot and a booking diary will appear. Bookings are made a week ahead. 

Ask a question

You can find answers to bipolar-related questions via in the chatbot too. It is an automated knowledge base - just type a short, direct question for a speedy response to factual questions.  By searching our website using the search button 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 write to  [email protected] and we will get back to you. We aim to do this within 3 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

Bipolar UK does not provide crisis support

Other agencies are better placed to offer this can be found on our page - Are you in a crisis?

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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.