Lothian Bipolar Carers Support Group

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • People aged 18 years old and over who are carers, partners, family members or friends of people with bipolar

Who provides this?

  • Lothian Bipolar Self-help Group

Description

The Lothian Bipolar Carers Support Group provides information, peer support and self-management guidance to carers, partners, family members or friends of people living with bipolar.

Volunteer group facilitators have their own experience of caring for people living with bipolar and there is a wealth of experience within the group. The newly established group is offering online meetings during the COVID-19 lockdown but plan to organise face-to-face meetups in the future when local restrictions allow.

The Carers group is part of the wider Lothian Bipolar Self-Help Group which holds regular meetings in friendly and supportive environments, learning about the condition, investigating new treatments, sharing life stories, doing fun things like meeting for coffee, cinema trips and attending ice hockey matches.

Carers and friends/family are also very welcome to join the main group as they play an important role in helping maintain wellbeing.
The group’s website provides information about bipolar and links to helpful information sources.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, online meetings are being offered.

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

You can see all up-to-date dates and times on the website.


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:

Long term conditions/disabilities

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