Bipolar UK is the only national bipolar charity working with and supporting individuals affected by bipolar including carers, families and loved ones . . . Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals and families with the much misunderstood and complex illness of bipolar. Bipolar UK was founded 30 years ago in recognition of the overwhelming need for better support for people suffering from the condition. It is estimated that over 1 million individuals in the UK are diagnosed with bipolar. The chances are you know someone at work or home who is affected by bipolar. The impact and devastation of bipolar is not just about the sufferers alone and Bipolar UK works to support families too. But the stigma and perceived prejudice means that in the UK it takes an average of 10 years before individuals are correctly diagnosed with bipolar. By phone, online or in a local Bipolar UK group, you can talk openly with people who understand. There’s also one-to-one mentoring, a dedicated young people’s service and support for people in crisis. In recent years we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the number of people contacting us for advice and support, often in times of great distress. You can make all the difference to the thousands of people who need our help each year. Your support will ensure Bipolar UK can continue to change – and indeed save – lives.