How we help What we do What We Do Why Bipolar UK exists: Bipolar is one of the biggest mental health challenges of the 21st century: 3 million people in the UK have bipolar. That’s one in fifty people Bipolar increases an individual’s risk of suicide by up to 20 times It takes an average of 9 years to get a correct diagnosis of bipolar Bipolar has a huge impact on families and friends 60% of people living with bipolar get no treatment or support for the condition People impacted by bipolar need specialist services What we do: Bipolar UK is the only national charity dedicated to empowering individuals and families affected by bipolar. Peer support is at the core of our work. Our integrated service consists of: More than 85 peer support groups for people affected by bipolar, facilitated by trained and supported volunteers – during Covid-19 these are being temporarily replaced by Zoom groups A moderated eCommunity with over 5,000 active users One-to-one peer support provided by telephone and email, recognising that face-to-face support groups and a digital service will not be for everyone Information and resources provided on our website which is accessed by almost 300,000 people a year We empower approximately 1,000 people per month to stay well and have the ambition to reach thousands more Our Vision: Everyone affected by bipolar can live well and fulfil their potential. Our Mission: To empower everyone affected by bipolar to live well and fulfil their potential. Our Strategic Aims: Provide a comprehensive peer support service for people affected by bipolar and increase the reach of our delivery. Act as the voice of our community to change public attitudes and build a society that enables people affected by bipolar to live well and fulfil their potential.