Lothian Bipolar Self-help Group

Who is this for?

  • People aged 18 years old and over affected by bipolar and their carers

Who provides this?

  • Bipolar Edinburgh

Description

The Lothian Bipolar Self-help Group brings people together who want to provide information, peer support and self-management guidance to individuals affected by bipolar.

Group members have their own experience of bipolar and help each other to stay well. Members meet regularly in friendly and supportive environments, learning about the condition, investigating new treatments, sharing life stories, doing fun things like meeting for coffee, going to the cinema or for a walk and taking part in low-cost activity sessions at gyms throughout Edinburgh. Carers and friends/family are also very welcome – they play an important role in helping maintain wellbeing.

The main group welcomes adults of all ages and usually meet on the first Thursday of every month from 7pm – 8.30pm. A hybrid approach is being adopted, giving group members the choice to attend meeting either face-to-face or remotely via Zoom. As of April 2022, the hybrid meetings will take place in The Melting Pot, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.

The group’s website provides information about bipolar and links to helpful information sources.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

No

Location information

  • Public parking available

Opening times

Details of meetings and events can be found on their website calendar and on their open Facebook group.

Contact Details

Bipolar Edinburgh

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Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Online
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Carers
Long term conditions/disabilities
Men
Women

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