Depression / Bipolar

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Association for Post Natal Illness (APNI)

Most people today have heard the term ‘baby blues’ used to describe a mild, short, period of depression which many women experience after childbirth.  Fewer people are aware that as many as 10% of all recently delivered women develop postnatal depression. You are not alone in suffering.  The Association for Post-Natal Illness is the leading more »

Bipolar Disorder Research Network (BDRN)

The Bipolar Disorder Research Network (BDRN) is a group of researchers and research participants in the UK undertaking a major study aimed at investigating the underlying causes of bipolar disorder. The study is funded by two of the world’s leading research charities, the Wellcome Trust and the Stanley Medical Research Institute. Working with our collaborators more »

Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals, their families and carers of those who have the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar. They provide a range of services to enable people affected by bipolar and associated illnesses to take control of their lives Each year they reach out to and support over 65,000 individuals via the more »

Bipolar UK – Youth Service (18-25)

A group of young people aged 18 to 25 years with bipolar who meet once a month to  share experiences and coping strategies. See entry for Bipolar UK for contact information.    

Depression Alliance

Depression Alliance merged with Mind on 1st August 2016 so use the Mind website for further information on depression. For almost 40 years, Depression Alliance has been bringing people together to end the loneliness and isolation that can come with depression.  Raising awareness and campaigning to improve attitudes towards depression has been central to Depression more »

Depression UK

Depression UK is a National Self-Help Organisation that helps people cope with their depression. The charity is run by a team of  volunteers.  Depression UK does not have a local group network within their own organisation, they are just one large national group, but with the obvious benefits that go with that. Offer mutual support and encourage more »

Optima Mood Disorder Service

This new service provides a Group Psychoeducation Programme for people with a Bipolar Disorder.  It is an interactive, learning and skills based group for people who want to better understand and manage their mood disorder. Groups are made up of between 6 and 10 people and take place weekly for 13 weeks.  The four main more »

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