Bipolar disorder

Explains what bipolar disorder is, what kinds of treatment are available, and how you can help yourself cope. Also provides guidance on what friends and family can do to help.

Your stories

Posted on 01/01/0001

Caring for my husband with bipolar

Kate Devlin
Posted on 11/06/2015

My battle with bipolar and medication

Ruth talks about her experiences with bipolar and how she came to terms with the diagnosis.

Posted on 07/11/2014

Local Minds

Local Minds support over 280,000 people across England and Wales. Their services can include advocacy, supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending. They may be able to help you find advocacy services in your area. Find your local Mind here.

Bipolar UK

0333 323 3880
Support for people with bipolar disorder (including hypomania) and their families and friends.

Carers UK

0808 808 7777
Independent information and support for carers.


A supportive online community for people experiencing a mental health problem.

National Debtline

0808 808 4000 (freephone)

Offers confidential advice concerning debts.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Produces guidelines on best practice in health care.


24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)

Freepost: RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 90 90, Stirling FK8 2SA

Emotional support for anyone feeling down, experiencing distress or struggling to cope.

This information was published in October 2015. We will revise it in 2018.

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