Bipolar Fellowship Scotland www.bipolarscotland.org.uk
This organisation is run by a dedicated team who aim to enhance self-help and education about bipolar disorder in Scotland. They provide information and support for those affected by bipolar disorder. On their website there is a catalogue of resources for people with bipolar disorder and their family or friends and a facility to locate support groups in Scotland.
Bipolar 4 All www.bipolar4all.co.uk Bipolar 4 all has a forum and chatroom for all those affected by bipolar disorder. It also provides information, and useful links to access more information and support, especially in the UK. There is a special section for friends and families.
Ph: 01792 816 600 Fax: 01792 813 056
Address of main office: Suite C2, William Knox House Britannic Way Llandarcy Neath SA10 6EL
This user led charity is run by people with mental illness and their carers. They offer services throughout Wales. Examples include drop in and resource centres, arranged activities, befriending, help with housing, employment training and advocacy. They run the “All Wales mental Health Carers Forum” that offers support, advice, respite, peer support groups and carer training amongst other carer specific services.
MDF Bipolar Organization www.mdf.org.uk
Ph: 08456 340 540 (UK Only) or 0044 207 793 2600 (rest of world).
Mailing address: Castle Works, 21 St George’s Road, London SE16ES .
This is a user-led organisation that offers a range of self-help resources and support, including self help groups and illness management workshops, a 24 hours legal advice line, travel insurance and employment advice.
Mind Info Line: 0845 766 0163
Mailing address: Mindinfoline PO Box 277 Manchester M60 3XN
Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales. They aim to assist people with mental health problems to take control of their lives. Mind provides information on a range of topics including bipolar disorder, treatments and where to get help, ways to deal with a crisis and help someone who is suicidal, advocacy, and legal advice.
Mood Swings network www.moodswings.org.uk
Helpline 0845 123 50 60 from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
They offer free confidential advice and support for people with bipolar disorder and depression, their family and friends and health workers. In addition they run training programs to assist people and caregivers to cope with mental illness and improve their quality of life.
Pendulum Resources www.pendulum.org
This website has been in operation since 1994. It has accumulated a wealth of information on bipolar disorder and related topics. In addition there are chatrooms and discussion forums for people with bipolar disorder and their family and friends. You can also find a section on coping resources for family and friends.
SANE UK www.sane.org.uk
SANELINE: 0845 767 8000 (12 noon until 2am 365 days year).
Email helpline: SANEmail@org.uk.
Mailing address: 2nd Floor Worthington House, 199-205 Old Marylebone Road, London W1 5QP
SANE UK is a charitable organisation aimed at raising awareness, encouraging research into mental illness and supporting users and their relatives and friends on their helpline and SANEmail. They offer help in times of crisis and information on mental health problems, treatments, local services, legal rights and the health system.