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.

Our peer support line does not receive live incoming calls but provides the opportunity to leave a message and receive a call back from a member of the Peer Support team, we aim to do this within 3 working days, usually less, however, we are currently experiencing a higher demand for our services and appreciate your patience.

If you would like a Peer Support call from a staff member or volunteer who has been affected by the illness themselves, email us on [email protected] with your contact details and we will get back to you.  You can also receive support via email.

We can talk you through any issues you have on your mind and share our experience to help you find a way forward. The emphasis will be on self-management; using coping strategies in order to stay well.

Please note Bipolar UK do not provide crisis support as other agencies are better placed to offer this care such as Mental Health Services, NHS 111, GP practices, emergency services 999 and Accident and Emergency departments. For more information on crisis numbers https://www.bipolaruk.org/crisis-support

You may find answers to bipolar-related questions on our Chatbot at the bottom right of this page – Ask about bipolar. You can also book to talk to the Peer Support Line by typing “I want to speak to someone” in this box.

Another great way to get peer support is through our our online forum  https://www.bipolaruk.org/ecommunity

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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.