Chief Executive of the charity Suzanne Hudson explained that during the consultation surrounding the services offered by Bipolar UK, the website and eCommnity appeared to be at the forefront of discussions.
With this in mind these are the areas which Bipolar UK have focussed on regenerating, and they are now back with a fantastic website that delivers clear information about bipolar and its impact, comprehensive information about the services on offer, and a new eCommunity to manage increased usage both in the present and in the future.
Other new additions to the website include specific areas dedicated to research, communications, policy and news, and also information about the activities going on throughout the UK with details about how to get involved.
If you have been affected by bipolar in any way, whether you suffer yourself or have a close friend or family member who has been affected, the eCommunity on the website offers a confidential setting in which you can discuss and share your experiences with those who have perhaps found themselves in a similar situation.
In conjunction with the new website launch, Bipolar UK have also announced two new events to put into your calendar. The National Bipolar Conference is to be held on Saturday 23rd June 2012, and is set to be the largest bipolar service user conference in the UK. In addition, the first national Bipolar Awareness Day will be taking place on Wednesday 27th June 2012 – a fantastic opportunity to increase awareness of this debilitating illness in the UK.
For information about how to get involved in either of the events, visit the new Bipolar UK website to find out more.
If either yourself or a loved one have been affected by the issues discussed in this article, please visit our bipolar fact-sheet for more information, or contact a counsellor using our search tool to find out how they may be able to help you.