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.
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
Our primary purpose at Bipolar Life is organising and running support groups across Victoria.
Support groups are effective way to offer assistance to people dealing with a variety of bipolar disorder concerns in a confidential environment free of scrutiny and judgement.
In a support group, people are able to talk with other people who truly understand what they’re going through and can share the type of practical insights that can only come from firsthand experience. You will rarely see the group surprised or shocked by another members story.
What our members say
“Thanks for hosting these. I always feel better after a group.
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. It’s too easy to keep to yourself and not let anyone in which usually brings on a depression for me.”
“I found the group very helpful. It’s good to talk to other people who feel like you feel during a manic episode.
I go to at least one support group a month. It’s a must for my mental health.”
“I feel lucky I found this group. Sometimes it seems like none of my friends or family really understand what a mixed mood can be like.”
I felt very alone but I now I have made some great friends at these support groups and they all understand.
Also support groups can be great fun. Lot’s of laughs!”
Where to next?
Find a Support Group
For the times, dates and locations of our support group meetings, head over to our calendar.
What is bipolar disorder? What are the symptoms? What do I do if I think I have it? What do I do next?
Get some help
There are many ways to get help (besides our groups). Check out the resources we’ve gathered together.
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Check out our vast library of articles about bipolar disorder. If you have questions, we’ve probably got the answers.
Read some personal stories our members have written about their journey with bipolar disorder.
There are some excellent videos on bipolar disorder. We’ve highlighted several we feel are of good value.
There are hundreds of books written about bipolar disorder. Many of these that can be borrowed from us.