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

Useful contacts

Who else could help?

Bipolar UK

0333 323 3880
Support for people with bipolar disorder (including hypomania) and their families and friends. They also have a supportive online community.


Carers UK

0808 808 7777
Independent information and support for carers.


A friendly 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)
Offers guidelines on treatment for bipolar disorder.


NHS Choices
Provides information on bipolar disorder and details of treatment.



116 123 (freephone)
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.

This information was published in May 2018. We will revise it in 2021.

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