Alan Mitchell was a pivotal figure during the charity's early days. Alongside his wife, he ran one of our first local peer support groups for more than 10 years.

In the 1980s - a decade when stigma, prejudice, secrecy and ignorance of the condition were even more widespread than they are today - Alan was a strong believer that people with bipolar needed to be more open about their diagnosis, both in the workplace and in society generally. His aims were to wipe out stigma and to steer the charity towards a vision where everyone affected by bipolar has access to peer support. These aims still very much stand today. 

RIP Alan Mitchell 

Last updated: 14 December 2022