January 2021 – issue 128
We hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and new year and are enjoying the start of 2021.
We were intending to start normal face-to face support groups in January but with the uncertainty of Covid we were unable to. We are hoping to start them up again in February and may end up with a mix of online and face-to-face meetings as we re-establish the venues and Covid-safe protocols. For the latest information regarding meetings please refer to the calendar on our forum.
This month we have new articles for you to read and some studies that you might like to read about or participate in.
All the best,
Support group meetings
During February there will be a mix of online and face-to-face meetings as we confirm venues and establish Covid-safe protocols.
If you have any questions please contact [email protected].
New community forum
Bipolar Life has recently launched an online forum. This is the perfect place to discuss all things Bipolar.
Find the most up to date information about upcoming support groups meeting – times, dates and events. Tell your story, read about other people’s experiences, find resources, discuss doctors and treatments, contact facilitators and connect with other members.
Click here to sign up or view.
We hope to see you there!
Tools to help people with Bipolar Disorder
In this article, we’ll look at how tracking symptoms can help, then we’ll consider the range of different tools available including apps for people with bipolar disorder.
Bipolar Disorder: Why holidays can be hard
The holidays can be a tricky for anyone. But people with bipolar disorder may anticipate November and December and January holidays with real dread — and depression. You’ll probably face loads of possible triggers: relatives, stress, exhaustion, and the temptation to overindulge, to name a few. Slipping into a mood swing may be much easier than usual.
Virtual Reality study
The Centre for Mental Health at Swinburne University would like to invite you to participate in research looking at how VR can be used to deliver mindfulness practice.
Read more here.