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Bipolar UK - Support Group
Peer support for people affected by Bipolar

Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers. We provide a range of services to enable people affected by bipolar and associated illnesses to take control of their lives.

 

Each year we reach out to and support over 65,000 individuals through our services and information/advice publications.

 

We also work in partnership with research organisations and campaign for new developments to tackle key issues.

 

We believe the key to coping with bipolar is an early diagnosis, acceptance of the illness and adapting your lifestyle

 

Management of the illness can be achieved through strategies involving medication, health care, therapy and self management.

 

We work to ensure all individuals with bipolar can manage their illness and lead independent lives. We endorse the principles of equality and diversity in all our activities.

 

With the amazing support of our staff team, volunteers, members, service users, supporters and partnering organisations we all work to support individuals affected by bipolar.

Support Groups

Bipolar UK support groups cover the length and breadth of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

 

Groups are free to attend and are open to all individuals affected by bipolar including those with a diagnosis, those pre-diagnosis, their family members, friends and carers.

 

You don't need a referral and you don't have to let anyone know you're coming - just turn up!

 

Bipolar support groups offer:

•Regular (usually monthly) meetings

•Friendly, confidential and accepting environment

•Peer support through group discussion

•Useful information

•Social activities

•Guidance on managing mood swings

 

          "Although I have never attended a group meeting, my husband does and it makes all the difference to our lives"

 

At a support group you can:

•Join in and gain more confidence

•Get to know yourself better

•Make new friends

•Learn to manage mood swings

•Get practical advice

 

If you are feeling isolated or need help for yourself or for someone else, then come and be part of a Bipolar UK support group.

Local Groups

Kingston

Date

Time

Venue

2nd Monday of every  month

7.30 – 9pm

Kingston Quaker Centre, Kingston

(map 1)

 

Sutton

Date

Time

Venue

1st Thursday of every  month

8 – 9.30pm

The Civic Offices, Sutton (map 2)

 

Croydon

Date

Time

Venue

3rd Thursday of every  month

7.30 – 9.30pm  

The Primary Room of The United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove

(5 minutes from E.Croydon) (map 3)

 - Building fully accessible

 

Alternatively, you can search for your nearest support group - by postcode- using our Support Group Map

 

For Young People

Central London Youth Group

This is a group for people aged 18-25 who are affected by or concerned about bipolar.

Date

Time

Venue

3rd Tuesday of the month

6.30 - 8pm

11 Belgrave Road, London (map 4)

 - Sign-in at the desk. Take the lift to the 2nd floor and follow the signs to the right.

 

For info contact Gloria on youth@bipolaruk.org.uk / 020 7931 6486 or visit www.bipolaruk.org.uk/youth


If you are planning on coming along to any of our groups, please check the Bipolar UK website for any changes in date time or venue

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Finding Us

Bipolar UK - Office Address
11 Belgrave Road
London
SW1V 1RB
Kingston Group
Kingston Quaker Centre
Fairfield East
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2PT
Sutton Group
The Civic Offices
St Nicholas Way
Sutton
SM1 1EA
Croydon Group
The Primary Room of The United Reformed Church
Addiscombe Grove
Croydon
CR0 5LP
Central London Youth Group
Bipolar UK, Offices
11 Belgrave Road
London
SW1V 1RB
020 7931 6486
youth@bipolaruk.org.uk