The most important thing we do at Bipolar Life is to run support groups for people with bipolar disorder. We run 17 different support groups across metro and regional Victoria.
The most important thing we do at Bipolar Life is to run support groups for people with bipolar disorder.
Do you have questions about bipolar disorder? There is a lot to take in and understand when learning about the disorder. You might find answers in one of the many articles in our library.
Do you have questions about bipolar disorder? You might find answers in our library.
Over the years some of our members have written personal stories of their experiences with having bipolar disorder. You might find you resonate with another person's story.
Members have written personal stories of their experiences with having bipolar disorder.
GET SOME HELP
Dealing with bipolar can be very challenging and we all need help with it sometimes. We have compiled some great resources you can use to get help if you need it.
Dealing with bipolar can be very challenging and we all need help with it sometimes.
We send out a newsletter once per month with support group meeting times, dates and locations plus interesting news, articles and studies. We won't spam you.
We send out a newsletter once per month with support group details, news, articles and studies.
Supporting people with bipolar disorder
Bipolar Life organises and runs support groups across Victoria for people with bipolar disorder.
Support groups are great way to offer help to people dealing with bipolar disorder concerns. The groups offer a confidential environment with no scrutiny or judgement.
Research confirms the effectiveness of support groups for carers and people living with bipolar disorder.
In a support group, people are able to talk to other people who truly understand them. Members share the type of insights that can only come from personal lived experience of having bipolar disorder.
You will rarely see the group surprised or shocked by another members story.
What our members say
“I’m thankful for these groups because I always feel better after I go to a meeting.
I was a bit hesitant to go to a group but once I did I was glad I made the effort.
Now I rely on these groups to stay well because it’s too easy to keep to yourself and not let anyone in. Keeping to myself usually brings on a depression for me.”
“I found the group very helpful because it’s good to talk to other people who feel like you feel during a manic episode. As a result I feel less “damaged”.
Now I go to at least one support group a month. It has become a must for my mental health.”
“I feel lucky I found this group because sometimes it seems like none of my friends or family really understand what a mixed mood can be like.”
Before coming to a support group I felt very alone, but I have made some great friends hee and they all understand.
Also support groups can be great fun. Lot’s of laughs!”
Where to next?
Support group meetings
For the times, dates and locations of our support group meetings, head over to our calendar.
What is bipolar disorder?
Find out what bipolar disorder is, what the symptoms are, what to do if you think you have it and what to do next.
Get some help
There are many ways to get help (besides our groups). Check out the resources we’ve gathered together.
Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up to our monthly news letter to get the latest support group updates, news, recent articles and new studies.
Read Bipolar articles
Check out our vast library of articles about bipolar disorder. If you have questions, we’ve probably got the answers.
Read Personal stories
Read some personal stories our members have written about their journey with bipolar disorder.
Watch Bipolar videos
There are some excellent videos on bipolar disorder. We’ve highlighted several we feel are of good value.
Read Bipolar books
There are hundreds of books written about bipolar disorder. Many of these that can be borrowed from us.