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These booklets offer advice for people affected by bipolar disorder.
- Mood Monitoring (.pdf, 570kb)
Mood monitoring is a key aspect of the self management of bipolar
disorder. By monitoring your mood you become aware of changes and
patterns emerging. You can then modify your lifestyle, making changes that
will affect how your mood is developing.
- Bipolar Disorder and Pregnancy (.pdf, 320kb)
Can I take my medication during pregnancy? Will it harm my baby? Can pregnancy and childbirth lead to a relapse of my bipolar disorder?
- Family and Friends (.pdf, 2.5mb)
You may wonder what you can do to help a loved one who has bipolar disorder. This leaflet gives some helpful advice.
- Dealing with Depression (.pdf, 3.8mb)
This helps you start thinking about planning ahead when you are well for any future depression, and how to manage when you are depressed.
- Handling a High (.pdf, 4.2mb)
This leaflet helps you plan ahead for future highs and how to deal with one when you are in it.
- Lithium for Bipolar Disorder (.pdf, 1.39 meg, 134 pages)
This book is a comprehensive guide to lithium, the evidence for its use in bipolar disorder, its side effects and more.
- Living with Bipolar Disorder (.pdf, 5.8mb)
This leaflet explains the symptoms and treatments available for bipolar disorder.
- Planning Ahead with an Advance Statement (.pdf, 6.8mb)
An advance statement is a written statement about how you would like to be treated if you are too unwell to make decisions or tell people what you want. This booklet discusses how to write an advance statement.
- Bipolar Disorder – Information for Employers (.pdf, 311kb)
This booklet aims to address employers’ concerns about employing someone with bipolar disorder.
- Bipolar Disorder – Information for Employees (.pdf, 308kb)
“Should I tell my employer I have bipolar disorder?” This booklet aims to tackle these and other issues about the world of work in the hope that being better informed will help you achieve your work goals.
- Payroll Giving (.pdf, 274kb)
Payroll Giving allows people who are in paid employment and have an interest in the work of Bipolar Scotland to make regular financial contributions to Bipolar Scotland.
- Leaving a Legacy booklet (.pdf, 533kb)
Making a will gives you a wonderful opportunity to make a real and lasting contribution to an organisation like Bipolar Scotland.
- Taking Back Control (.pdf, 240kb)
Taking Back Control is the evaluation report of the first four Self-Management training courses run in Scotland over the past three years (2005-2008) for people who experience Bipolar Disorder.
- Delivering for Mental Health (external link opens in a new window)
The mental health delivery plan for Scotland, drafted by the Scottish Government, sets out targets and commitments for the development of mental health services in Scotland.
- Better Health, Better Care (external link opens in a new window)
This Action Plan sets out the Scottish Government’s programme to deliver a healthier Scotland by helping people to sustain and improve their health, especially in disadvantaged communities, ensuring better, local and faster access to health care.
- Mental Health Strategy Scotland 2012 – 2015
The following leaflets discuss ways that you can help Bipolar Scotland to fund its services.
NICE guidelines on assessment and management of bipolar disorder in adults, children and young people in primary and secondary care.