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

The High and lows of my Bipolar

Paul talks about him getting diagnosis of Bipolar and his journey to figuring out what meant to him.

Posted on 07/12/2017

Bipolar disorder: what I wish someone had told me.

Eleanor Segall
Posted on 04/12/2017

Gwens journey with Bipolar

Gwen talks about her journey with bipolar and what she has found on the way to help.

Posted on 13/09/2017

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)
[email protected]
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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