Its officially Scottish Bipolar Awareness Week! A chance for us to raise awareness and understanding of bipolar. Between 100,000 - 150,000 people have bipolar disorder in Scotland alone. We want to try reach out to all of these people, including their family and friends, so they can benefit from the information and guidance we provide. This week is all about doing just that!  

Scottish Bipolar Awareness Week

Simon, one of our members, discusses how the community and support network he found with Bipolar Scotland helped him deal with his condition. 

Finding Community

Juggling Bipolar & Work
 

Jamie talks about getting the balance right between work and health, what wellness at work means to him and his experience of opening up about his condition to his employer.

Self-Help Groups
 

Susan  talks about the benefits of self-help groups for those living with bipolar, and how they helped her get through a difficult time. If you are interested in finding out more about our groups and how to join one, visit our self-help groups page

Conference & AGM

We hosted our AGM and Conference on Saturday via Zoom and were delighted to receive some really great feedback. It was lovely to see everyone who attended and we hope you were all able to take something away from the event. Don't worry if you missed out, we have uploaded some of the highlights right here for you. 

Peer Support Video
 

Our Peer Support team of Lauren, Graham and Helen put together a fantastic video highlighting the success of our Peer Support Initiative.

Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Bipolar
 

Professor Daniel Smith provided us with a fascinating video presentation about the research into links between sleep and how it can affect people living with bipolar.